It figures that Lucy would sleep in today, until 6:30am. Oh, how I wish I could have done the same! But the day did get better. I had Jessica scheduled to be from 9-5 because of prior appointments (dentist in a.m. for me and speech therapy in p.m. for Lucy). Turns out Annie needed to cancel therapy and b/c of my lack of sleep I cancelled the dentist. Jessica got here a bit early so I took Kate into her room for some reading and hopefully a nap. She fell asleep around 9:15am and I followed shortly.
This was Lucy's first time being left completely on her own without me or Kate around. She did really well. Kate slept until 11:30 so Jess fed the girls lunch and then followed the normal naptime routine for Lucy. Lucy went right down and was just waking up when I woke up at 1:40pm. Both girls were happy to see me and only a tad bit clingy...what I would normally expect but not the desperate clutching that I had feared.
After a small snack together, Jess took them out for a neighborhood walk down the street and I headed out to run a few errands (Len's birthday is tomorrow so this was on my list of things that absolutely needed to get done today!). Got home at 5pm to find the girls eating supper and happy to tell me about their day.
It will be an early night tonight for all of us. Sure hoping I can figure out what is at the root of Kate's waking. I know she is teething (2 year molars are taking an eternity to come in...). She's missing me a lot--Lucy and I have had a lot of appointments in the past two weeks. I haven't done anything with just her so I am trying to come up with something for this weekend that I can do with her while Len plays with Lucy. I do think her lack of quiet time playing alone in her crib may be part of the cause. Even though she didn't nap most days she did sit and have downtime for an hour. Sitting in front of Caillou and reading with me isn't the same kind of rest. Thus far though, I've been unsuccessful at getting her to do that anymore. Lucy just will not stay in the living room and play alone while I prepare Kate for rest-time like Kate will do for Lucy's naptime. So I end up walking out of their room with Lucy and Kate stands in her crib cries and shrieks and generally gets so wound up that rest is not forth-coming.
Anybody with any ideas out there? Getting her down today was easy as Jess had Lucy in the living room. Sigh. I need a full-time nanny for 1/2 an hour/day at naptime. Right.