After months of excellent naps and sleeping through the night, Ruby suddenly stopped napping. And that was ok, because though she was loopy and a little frustrating from 5:30 – 7:30, she was in bed and sleeping from 7:30 to 7 every night.
Until two nights ago when I had to walk her back to her room. And then last night she was in our room again at 12:30. But this time she pitched the hugest fit about going back to her bed. I could hear her need for closeness & connection in her cries, but honestly i am so preggo that there just is not enough room for us all in our bed right now.
So I scooped her up, and despite her cries of “put me down” she held on tight. And we went back to her room & snuggled for about half an hour in her bed. Her tiny toddler bed. She was so cuddly & sweet and when I finally had to get up, she was better… For about 45 minutes. Then up again, but this time I just dozed next to her bed for about half an hour and she was out for the rest of the night.
Today she was extra-huggy & affectionate. And she napped! When she woke up, she snuggled with me on the couch for almost an hour while we watched her shows. I mean nestling close, head under my chin, arms around me snuggles. Yummy.
After shows we took a bath (yes I take baths with her-it’s fun & she loves it) and again more snuggles. Slippery soapy snuggles.
So tonight, we get her to bed, watch a little TV & eventually decide to turn in. I go to check on her, like I always do and found this:
Next place I look is our room, thinking she’s in there awake & find this:
Tonight we are making room. She is so craving connection & closeness with us. How can we do anything but honor that?
I’m also researching king size beds…