You know what I mean.
When he naps, I relax my shoulders and that annoying kink in my neck goes away
When he naps I do those things that pile up on my list all morning long - the things that are difficult to accomplish with a one-year-old squarely attached to my thigh (literally at times). Things like emptying the dishwasher, making large batches of levi-friendly food for the freezer, washing clothes, washing diapers, or starting on dinner. normal, daily, things.
When he naps I regain just a bit of my sanity - a bit of my pre-mom freedom.
When he naps I take care of myself. I eat a meal. I drink water. I use the bathroom - in peace. I blog. Sometimes (gasp!) I shower AND style my hair.
So, here's my beef - Back when Levi was 6 months old he took two 40 minute naps a day (all together now: NO WAY!) As he reached 11 months he was taking two 1.5 hour naps a day (huge sigh of relief) and as he's nearing 13 months he'd really like to take a good 2 hour nap from 8:30-10:30- which I certainly enjoy - and then a teeny tiny 30 minute nap from 1:30-2:00. A nap that certainly won't allow him to last until 7:00pm. Oh, and I should mention he wakes in the morning at 6am.
So, what do I do? Has the inevitable finally come? Is it time to drop that morning nap? Or do I merely shorten it by waking him after a half hour or so. I should preface this by saying that for convenience sake we've forced him to skip a morning nap once or twice and the afternoon nap has never been any longer. So, I'm stumped.
Advice - Anyone??
(This is the most recent picture I have of Levi sleeping (outside the car). Since then - and I've tried numerous times) he's awoken as I open the door to his room. Don't have to worry about burgalars with this baby, a creek in the floor will wake him up.