Yesterday was a good mom day!
“What does that mean?”… Well, I’m glad you asked. When I say “good mom day”, I am referring to a day when it feels like you are doing something right. I’m talking about a day when your kid takes a nap and you do more than just survive. While I always look forward to my husband coming home from work in the evening, yesterday I didn’t count down the hours like I sometimes do.
So, what does a “good mom day” look like for me?…
To give you a little backstory, Josiah does not nap well. He suffers from what many baby sleep experts call the 45-minute intruder. In other words, he can’t get past his first sleep transition. So, he only takes a short cat nap instead of a full restorative nap. This means a pretty cranky baby almost all day. And don’t even get me started on the the evenings…yikes!
To read more about what a typical day looks like for me, you can check out this post.
BUT, yesterday was a whole different story. Josiah woke up at 7 am (our desired morning wake up time). He also ate a full breakfast which included solids and a bottle. Then he happily enjoyed 2 hours of awake time (an appropriate amount for his age). I put him down for a nap fully expecting for it to be the usual 45 minutes. I decided I would try to lay down as well because I felt extra tired. Well, what do you know, when I woke up and looked at the baby connect app, he had been sleeping for over an hour. Woot Woot!
He ended up sleeping a full 1.5 hours (which is considered a full nap) and was ready to eat upon waking. He downed a full bottle without any trouble and was ready to play for another 2 hours. Now, never before has my son taken TWO good naps in one day. So, you can imagine my surprise when he slept another 1.5 hours during his next nap. He then ate a full lunch of solids and a bottle.
GUYS!!! that is CRAZY!!!! I immediately text my husband and told him someone had swapped out our baby for another.
My son sleeping well and happily playing (with hardly any fussing) are not the only reasons why it was a good mom day. I not only got a nap in the morning, but I also got to take a 30-minute walk (inside) while he played in his Playard. I also did a load of laundry, FOLDED it, put it away, AND I even IRONED two of my husband’s dress shirts!!! Moms, you know that is a HUGE accomplishment. Since I was feeling so accomplished, I even worked on my mom boss game and scheduled a few blogs and Facebook posts. All of that happened before 5 pm.
These days don’t come all that often for the mom of a baby who hates to nap but when they do, boy do I take advantage of them.
I felt a little like Super Mom if I’m honest.