I tried letting her nap this morning and it only last for thirty minutes. She then started crying. And no, I didn't run right in and scoop her. I let her cry. Matter of fact, I let her cry for almost twenty minutes. I then went in, patted her shoulder and rubbed her head. She calmed down for about five minutes and then the crying started again. I continued to let her cry and when I went in about ten minutes later she immediately stopped and gave me this humongous grin. Now, please tell me. What am I supposed to do when she pulls that card? This afternoon she napped for about thirty more minutes and that was it.
The past several nights she has been so cranky. It starts around 6 each evening and lasts until we put her to bed. Calling her cranky is probably not the best term to use. This girl loses control. Screaming, crying, arms flailing, red face, legs kicking, it's rough. Tonight we decided to try something different. Before she could get real fussy we took her for a walk. By the end of the walk she was really sleepy. We came inside and "tag teamed" the situation. I quickly got her dressed and ready for bed, while Trav got her bottle and meds ready. By 7:45 she was in his arms and taking her bottle. No crying. No screaming. Happy little baby. She took her bottle and she was out. I guess we were putting her to bed too late and her crankiness was just her way of saying, "Hey Mom, I would like to go to bed earlier." No problem baby girl, we will definitely be putting you to bed earlier.