So Joshua isn’t a very good daytime napper. He didn’t sleep very well last night, and almost never sleeps for much longer than four hours at a stretch, which I know is “normal” but once he gets the first four hour stretch, he only goes for one or two more hours after he falls back to sleep–unless I hold him.
If I hold him, he will sleep for-eh-ver.
Except for today.
He napped from about 10 to noonish, on me, in the recliner. Then he woke up and I changed the diaper, we played, he ate, and I tried putting him back to sleep for a nap around 1:00 because he was showing signs of being tired. He slept for 45 minutes. When I put him down, BAM! wide open eyes. Until I picked him up. Then they closed.
So it’s completely obvious that he’s tired. His eyes are all red-rimmed and he’s yawning.
I swaddled him at 2:50 and started nursing/rocking him. He would fall almost asleep and then be wide awake and squirming and fighting the swaddle. I tried taking an arm out of the swaddle and he stopped fighting it, but won’t fall asleep and stay asleep.
I had to pee soooo bad. After 25 minutes of rocking him and him fighting sleep and squirming around, I laid him down in the pack n play.
He is babbling away to himself and fussing right now. I feel horrible because I feel like I cannot soothe my child.