Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!


Napping Woes

That's some good sleep!

Part of me is ready for Caelum to catch up with Lyra. She doesn’t nap, is potty trained, gets in/out of the car by herself and is very independent. But most of me definitely doesn’t want the time to speed up at all! My kids both naturally transitioned into a schedule pretty quickly. They did well with it because the knew when they ate and slept. I didn’t wait until they were over tired to put them down for a nap or until they were so hungry they cried for a feeding.

Now as they are getting older the time of transition between phases can be challenging. Caelum is working on going down to one nap. Lyra dropped her morning nap at 15 months which is a little early but she was ready. Caelum is taking longer to go down for his morning nap and if he sleeps long then he doesn’t sleep long for the afternoon nap, which makes for a cranky afternoon baby. If he doesn’t sleep well for his morning nap he is cranky at lunch but naps well in the afternoon.

What age did your baby go down to one nap and how did you make the transition?

I’ve read some suggestions and think I will try this one: Lay him down later for his morning nap by a little each day and earlier for his afternoon nap by a little each day. After a few weeks they will merge into one nap!

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