AJ now goes to sleep later than usual for the last two weeks. I know babies or toddlers can change their sleeping patterns as they get older but his recently has just been all over the place. And with the sun still being out at 8pm, this doesn’t help at all. He’s probably thinking, ‘why sleep Mommy when we can still play?’. He doesn’t take his twice-a-day naps anymore either. Sigh*
He used to,but a month or so ago somehow I started to notice that he would still be super active in the afternoon, when normally around this time he would just want to cuddle up next to me and sleep like an angel. Now, he would run around, jump on my belly (when I’m trying to encourage him to take a nap) or just slide himself off the bed! So it has been a challenge, to say the least. I try my very best to not stress as it would only get the situation worst, but when you’re sleepy yourself, you end up getting really cranky. So yeah.
Right now, he’s laying next to me, feeding (yes, he still breastfeed even at his age, of which I have no issues with) while staring at absolutely nothing. I can tell when he’s about to doze off. So any movement I make, meaning if I stop what I’m doing now, like typing this post, this would trigger him to move. . . and we’d be back to lulling again. He took his nap very late today, around 5pm, so I knew I was in for a long night of lulling him to sleep since he didn’t wake up until 8.30pm. I ended up making myself a cup of barley tea and a little slice of fudge or perhaps you could say a brownie that my Aunt gave me when she came back from Philippines.
I do feel bad for him for not being able to rest right away. If I stopped him from taking his nap earlier, that would have done the trick and he would probably be now in dreamland. But that would have been terrible. I don’t like seeing him crying and especially when it’s because of me trying to stop him from taking a nap, so I let him rest for as long as that little nap of his would last.
Oh well. We do have better nights when he would just sleep with no issues or sometimes when I’m very lucky, he would sleep on his own without having to resort to feeding. Those are good nights!
Anywho, it seems that we’re finally going to dreamland soon, so I’ll say good night for now.
Night night x