As many of you know, Signal has never been a very good sleeper. He has slept through the night a total of three times in his life, once being within his first three weeks. He didn't really get the napping thing down until around his first birthday. Now, all of a sudden, he's refusing naps. Oh my!
Nothing has changed in his routine. We still go into Signal's room, rock in the rocking chair, and I sing while he drinks a bottle of milk. Once he's done the milk, he takes his pacifier and we keep rocking. But more and more frequently, I rock and rock and then he just sits up and says "Let's go to the living room!" By the end of the day (bedtime is around 7:30pm), he's not any crankier than usual. It's a little unnerving.
I am personally having a hard time coming to terms with the idea that Signal's days might soon all be napless. I will no longer have any "me" time during the day. I think that is going to be a difficult adjustment for me. I realize that napless days also means we're freer to do what we want when we want to, but it's weird to think about.
For those of you with older children, did your kids drop naps this early? Did they have a napless period and then go back to napping? This is unchartered territory for our family. Any insight is most appreciated!