Speaking of naps by way of update and mainly to remind myself what he's doing at 20 months the kid is taking 3 hour naps. He's ready for his nap around noon but sometimes he's not down til 12:30/45. That's becoming a problem when he wakes up at 4:00! The past two nights he cried for awhile when I put him down by 8 and last night didn't fall asleep til 9!
Since this is my first babe I just take guesses as to why this is.
1. I think I need to shorten his naps down to 2.5 hours but with packing and unpacking I've admittedly enjoyed the 3 hours.
2. He has been introduced and then hooked on watching Shaun the Sheep- a mostly silly british show with no words just claymation. Sometimes it's a bit scary though perhaps for him so we're taking a break from it. Do bad dreams start around this time?
3. Teething again? We've had a nice break but I think the 2 year molars may be making their way in. This morning during his breakfast he stuck his finger back into his mouth and said "ow".
So- my plan this weekend is to get his naps down to 2.5 and realize it'll probably take a week to all flush out but maybe that'll result in some easier bedtime routines and morning that downs start before 6?! A pregnant mommy can hope.
Seasoned parents- any other advice?!
In other news he's your typical active boy, talking up a storm, loves any sports ball, and as of this week really into the alphabet singing at the end "now I know....ABC...." Sometimes on repeat.
Everything is also "I do too I do too" and now we've started the "why why why" stage too!