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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maddie Musings - Napping

Awww, look at THAT pretty little baby...isn't she cute?!?  

Maddie at 7 days old! (Lauren Garrison Photography)

Well, you can come and get her...I kid, I kid!!!  
But Madison, my love, my heart, my joy...you, my dear, have become a sassy little thing who has plenty of attitude and wants everything to go your way!

I'm sure I'm to blame...she's just so darn cute!  But that's no excuse.  Lately, we've been having issues with napping.  For some reason Madison seems to think my arms are where she belongs during nap time. 

I must admit for the first month (or three) of her life, I held her 24 / 7, LITERALLY!  I would sit with her all day, just holding, rocking, staring, kissing!  She even slept in our (yes, daddy is also to blame) arms at night...horrendous, I know, and probably a bit dangerous too now that I think about it!!!
  
Nine months later and we've finally gotten her to sleep in her own room at night.  She does wake up for a feeding which is fine (I get to catch up on blogs at that time :)), but other than that she's down by 8pm and up around 7am.  Not bad, my dear, not bad!

But that NAPPING!!!  Most days look like THIS...


Me holding her with an arm that's about to go numb at any moment...while she's looking all cute and comfy!  She's got the timing / scheduling of it down.  It's just the whole sleeping in her room by herself that she, or should I say we, can't seem to grasp!
  
Maddie my little love-bug, we've got to figure this thing out...immediately!!!
-Mom

Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas?!?
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13 comments

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    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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  2. She is simply stunning! I just found your blog through your ad on Newlywed Moments...nice to "meet" you.


    xoxo
    Ashley Flores
    alwaysashley2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Awww she's an adorable little one, there's no denying that! I don't blame you for letting her nap on you! I mean, look at her!!! ;)

    xo

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  4. OH. my. goodness. Please kiss those cheeks for me while she's snoozing away.

    Have you read "healthy sleep habits happy child"? You should!! it will get her in her bed in no time!

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  5. Your daughter is ADORABLE!

    New follower,
    Allison
    http://allisonbc.blogspot.com/

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  6. Found your blog via the 'This 'n That' linkup. Your Maddie is PRECIOUS! Though I'm sure you want her to nap in her own room, at least cherish the moments you hold her while she is. She'll be too big before you know it. At least, that's how I'm beginning to feel as my little one nears a year :/

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  7. Found your blog via the 'This 'n That' linkup. Your Maddie is PRECIOUS! Though I'm sure you want her to nap in her own room, at least cherish the moments you hold her while she is. She'll be too big before you know it. At least, that's how I'm beginning to feel as my little one nears a year :/

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  8. I LOVE your blog!! Your baby girl is such a little lady!

    So I've got a four month old, and we're about to have to switch her to her room. :((( I wish I had advice, but I'm literally in tears about having to do this... so I totally feel you!

    Emily
    ohthatemily.com

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  9. I don't blame you she is so adorable but I hope you find a solution quick...Lol.

    By the way I love you new blog header, it is so lovely!

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  10. My darling Nicole, you will have to put her down and let her cry. I know you will find it hard to resist as I have been there myself. It will be worth it in the end.Resist the temptation. Love you!!

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  11. What a little sweetie - I love those peaceful pics of them snuggled in mamas arms. I know with my son it just took time for him to figure out his whole sleeping/napping thing - eventually he did self settle for all his sleeps and it's bliss... Until he teethes, or gets sick, or changes time zones then it's back to square one. The joys of parenting hey :)

    Happy to be your newest follower from the GFC blog hop!

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