This afternoon I put Elizabeth down for a nap sooner from a wake-up than we typically experience. She has begun to nap 3 times a day and today was like that, but was strange in that she woke up from a nap just before 3pm and became grumpy and groggy around 4. I’m all about putting her down to sleep whenever she needs it because dealing with a cranky tired baby isn’t fun for anybody and it’s unnecessary. If she’s tired it’s because she needs sleep and nothing will resolve the tiredness except sleeping.
It isn’t uncommon for her to take a quick 30 minute nap around 6pm, but it is almost 11pm and she is still asleep from going down at 4:30. I am so worried about what tonight will bring. Is she going to wake up at 2am and be ready for the day to begin? Will she sleep until 7ish like she usually does? Is she finally sleeping off the remainder of her head cold? (Yes please)! Or will this be the calm before the storm?
I am keeping my fingers crossed that tonight is smooth and that she just needed a bit extra sleep to boost herself for either her immune system, growth, or maybe the 4 teeth popping through her upper gums.