We're in the middle of the 2 nap to 1 nap transition in our house (though Rick is fighting it a bit). Dashiell does pretty well if he only gets one nap a day, right after lunch time. I've been trying to do this on the days I'm home with him, though this past Monday we did the morning nap instead so we could go play with our friends in Medford. Anyway, the previous Monday it worked out great. We went to the park in the morning, followed by lunch, then naptime. He did get a little cranky in the park when we were leaving but otherwise did really great! And his nap was almost 3 hours long, which is what I'd been hoping for since he normally would take two 1-1/2 hour naps. Yay Dash! Then last Wednesday we tried it again after yoga class, and the nap was definitely shorter--only about 2 hours. Which is ok but not great. Yesterday after yoga and lunch it was only 1-1/2 hours! It keeps getting shorter and shorter! As mentioned, Rick still tries for 2 naps since he usually needs to nap in the morning too, so hopefully Dash will catch up on all of his sleep today.
Surprisingly, D did very well with such a small nap yesterday. Of course I was hoping to nap then as well but since that wasn't in the cards, we rolled with it and ran errands in the afternoon. A quick trip to Marshall's to buy Dashiell some new pants and a couple of books (fyi to all who don't know this already--buy kids books at Marshall's or TJMaxx! MUCH cheaper than the big book stores!), then over to the library which is right across the street. Fun was had with puzzles and plush toys, followed by a bit of running in the stacks. We checked out more books to read and were on our way home when I thought to call up Meghan to see if Crispin would be up for a playdate. Yes! We ran around their house for about an hour, then headed home for dinner. I think the key to keeping Dashiell happy when he hasn't gotten enough sleep is to keep him occupied! If other people are involved that's even better.
I promised some yoga pictures, which are difficult to get since I'm supposed to be doing yoga at the same time Dashiell is, but here he is waiting for class to start:
Here he's practicing "fish" pose:
I should note that this was also before class. When it came time to do it during class he was busy running amok and had no interest at all in trying it. :)
Dashiell's new friend F was not in class yesterday, which was too bad. I really wanted to see if F would remember Dashiell and still consider him a friend. Guess we'll have to wait until next week!