I am SO tired of not knowing when or if Dd is going to take a nap each day. She will start her nap any time between 11-4PM or not even take a nap at all. It wouldn't be so bad if I knew at the beginning of the day what was going to happen. It doesn't matter what time she wakes up. It doesn't matter what time she went to sleep the night before. Today there has been no nap. But just because there is no nap, doesn't mean that she's going to bed early. She likes to make it a surprise every day. She never goes to bed/takes a nap at the same time more than two days in a row.
: It's REALLY frustrating. I just need some kind of sleep routine, or I'm going to go crazy!
I know this is a normal part of parenting (when you don't sleep train), but I'm really having a hard time with it today.
I could have worse problems, I know. But I NEED that break in the middle of the day, and it really helps when I can expect it to be at a certain time. Dh's birthday is on Wed and I was going to wrap his gifts and write him a nice letter today during her nap. Hopefully, I can find time to do this tomorrow.
Usually on a day like this I would give Dd to Dh when he got home from work and take an hour out for myself at the book store or something, but Dh is sick.
Sorry, just needed to vent.
:This too shall pass.