Monday, August 18, 2008

Yoddle-le-he-hoo. . .

We had a day like Ranting Radish. Friday, our little wunderkin learned to stand up in his crib. Saturday he decided this was the only thing he could do in the crib. So from 11 a.m. until 6p.m. he refused to take a nap. Finally we decided to take him to the park (because we couldn't take it anymore) and he fell asleep in the car.

Long enough nap to hold him over until 8 p.m.

Sunday looked like it would end up the same way, so I did a bad thing. I sat in a chair and held him until he drifted off and then put him down. I don't want him to get attached to being held to sleep.

By Sunday night, our little mountaineer had figured out how to sit back down after climbing up. By this morning he was able to stand in his crib knock over his monitor, throw out his stuffed panda and sit back down with his legs dangling out between the slats.

Last week he could crawl and if we helped maybe stand up on us. Now he can climb and stand next to anything in the house. Madness.


Amy said...

It's crazy, isn't it?

I had to warn his sitter today that he's still refusing to nap unless he's so tired his eyes are rolling back in his head. I think she'll probably lose her mind by the end of the day.

caramama said...

It just happens so quickly! It's unreal!

Every now and then, they just need something different than normal. I don't think holding them for one nap here or there will ruin them forever. Sometimes you've just got to do what you've got to do to get through the day.