The other day around nap time, Matthew fell asleep in the car on the way home from lunch. This was not uncommon – he does that quite a bit. I usually have to carry him in (awake), change his diaper, put him in a sleep sack, and then rock him back to sleep a bit.
But this day was different. Matthew was a little punchy at lunch and I was a bit frustrated – I mean – we were at chick-fil-WHG and he loves it there. Nothing makes him happier than his grilled nuggets, cinnamon applesauce, and friendly people. This day, he was screaming and yelling, and was very obviously irritated with me for some reason. We left abruptly (sorry, S!) and headed home. He was asleep in the car within 60 seconds.
Ah – that was the problem – he was beyond tired!
But this time, when we got home, he didn’t wake up when I got him out of the car. I made the decision to not give him a new diaper, to not put him in a sleep sack. Instead, we sat in the rocker and I rocked my sleeping baby, and then put him in his crib – day-time pants and all (he’s never slept in day-time pants – ever) and he slept his normal nap time of 3 hours.
It was so reminiscent of when he was a tiny baby and would sleep through anything – and I savored it!
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