Noelle and Evan just finished their quiet time. We decided last week to have Evan stop napping to see if it would help at bedtime, and I think it has. That means I only get an hour of "free time" during the day, though, and that's if he cooperates fully.
Noelle wants to play on the iPod, so I told her she had to read 3 books to Evan first. That gives me another 10-15 minutes alone, plus some practice for her and entertainment for Evan. Wins all around! She has become such an excellent reader, and devours new books as soon as she gets them. I need to take her to the library more often.
Mason is napping, and he is the kind of sleeper I have always wished for. It took him longer to sleep through the night than many babies, but now he is amazing. At night he sleeps 7PM-9AM, sometimes closer to 10. He's ready for a nap again right around lunch time, and sleeps 3 hours on average, sometimes more. If he gets disturbed at all, during his nighttime or naptime, he will cry out in an annoyed tone and then go back to sleep. HE GOES BACK TO SLEEP! If he cries for any length of time, you can guarantee he has a dirty diaper or is sick.
I am reaching for my 5 millionth kleenex of the day, hoping the storm that is supposed to be coming washes away all traces of pollen. I'd love to be able to breathe again.
Okay, she's finished reading to Evan, time to head out there!