After I wrote yesterday's post about Ayden liking to stay clean, he decided to reassure me today. He did his own finger painting after spilling some milk at breakfast:
And walked in lots of mud on our walk.
We also snuck in a swim at the Y before coming home for our afternoon routine.
It's dance teaching day for me so that consisted of lunch, nap and time at the studio.
Now that I am in the second trimester (13 weeks today!), Iam trying out something new. I've tried going a day here and there without napping to see how I do and have ended up pretty tired every time. I am wondering if I need to readjust to not taking naps (kind of like you adjust to exhaustion after having a new baby which takes time). I'm going to try to go the rest of the week without napping to see if my body will adjust. I did it today and am pretty tired as I type this but made it through our day pretty well. As nice as naps are, I am really missing that quiet mid-day break time that his nap brings when I stay awake. I also miss how productive I can be during that time if I need to be. When I take a nap when he does, it helps me feel more rested but also makes me feel like I've been constantly "working" by the end of the day since I am not aware of my break while I'm napping. If I am completely exhausted I'll listen to my body and nap but I am going to see if I can work back up to having energy without a nap. Maybe going to bed early during the transition period will be a good idea. We'll see how my little experiment turns out!
Have you ever had to wean yourself off of naps? What was your strategy?
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