"A week ago today, I stood here in tears. I was emotional (and probably hormonal!) and was so sad to see my "baby" growing up so fast. He sprung this milestone of getting rid of his crib and moving him into a toddler bed that day, and I felt like I wasn't ready. It seems so trivial and insignificant, to the bigger battles people are facing in this room and in the world today, but it scared me and all I could think of were the bad things. That he wasn't going to be a good sleeper anymore, that he'd wake up at night, that it would be a mess. But God provides. Even in the smallest and seemingly most insignificant moments in our lives. I leaned on Him, I prayed a week ago today as I held a sleeping Braden in my arms, that God would be with him, to give us both strength so that we could get through this new time in our lives. It was such a big change, but God provided, and this last week went better than I ever could have imagined."But I didn't. I know the people in our church would welcome any story of praise, or any story that we wanted to share, but I just kept it to myself and silently thanked Him for comforting in my time of need. Braden has been sleeping wonderfully. The first 3 nights I stayed with him until he fell asleep, but ever since then, he has fallen asleep on his own. Last night he was so tired, it was the first night that he went to bed, stayed in bed, and went right to sleep.
Naps. Are a different story. He's only had 2 naps this entire week, and only because I've stayed with him and rubbed his back until he fell asleep. This is NOT a habit I want to get into, so from now on I'm going to leave him to his own devices and just pray that he is tired enough to learn to nap on his own. Has NOT happened yet, even on his most tired days, he just won't settled. Still hoping the novelty of his new freedom will wear off, like it has at night, and he will just want to and need to nap eventually. I know he's not ready to give up naps, but maybe he will just "make" himself not need to nap? Oh well, no other solution really