- It takes sometimes up to an hour and a half to get her settled ready for a nap (trust me, this isn't her telling us she doesn't need a nap, as she always sleeps so much worse at night if we skip one) as she wants to carry on having fun and is just pretty stubborn... but mothers know best ;)
- She has never wanted or liked napping in her bed... like ever! I even did the controlled crying a few times but her nap would last literally minutes! I think she just associates her room with bedtime so doesn't understand why we put her to sleep in there. You can't even move her up there once she is asleep as she's like psychic or something and wakes up the split second before her head hits her mattress. The pram used to solve this issue but now that there's not one really big enough to recline her all the way and rock back and forth, in my arms I get her to sleep. The thing I find difficult is having to slide her off me onto the sofa and having to get on with the jobs and stuff I need to do... it can be really difficult sometimes, and I can't lie, sometimes I do just indulge in my giant hot water bottle for a good hour or two :) or maybe cheekily nap myself (how dare you stay-at-home mum! What about all that work that needs to be done... people will say you're lazy.. pfft.. stuff yous..).
- In the same light, I get some good time to do what I want to do... even if that is the dishes, or even shower!! (Yep sometimes it just doesn't get done till the afternoon- anyone else have those days?)
- She's so cute when she wakes up :) her hair especially. And usually my family will race to get the post sleepy Sally snuggles as they are just out of this world :) but mummy wins pretty much all the time (woop woop)
- I get to see her little face as it falls asleep, and get to snuggle up to her and think how wonderful she has made our lives. Like these moments are not going to be around forever.
(This is Sals in the snow whilst I was cooped in bed! Her happiness in this photo is UNREAL!)