Generally, the no sleep thing isn't much of an issue because I've learned the fine art of the morning nap. But today, Samantha decided that she wasn't going to have a morning nap and that is a crucial part of me getting to nap too. It took almost 2 hours and she just would not sleep, not even for 5 minutes! She would just babble away and talk to Mr. Monkey. So, out of the crib she came and an hour later she finally fell asleep.
Now here's the other problem with Samantha not having a morning nap; her entire daytime schedule was now off. Instead of waking up from her 2nd nap of the day at 430pm, she woke from her 1st and only nap of the day at 3pm, therefore becoming very cranky before bedtime. On the plus side, she was so tired that bedtime was a breeze! Fingers crossed she sleeps longer than 2-3 hours at a time. Mama needs a good nights sleep.
The next best thing to a good nights sleep though is the reason why I started 99 Days of Laughter, the sound of Samantha's laughter. Lately, it has been really hard to get a good laugh out of her, but it finally happened!
While I was performing a sleep deprived puppet show for Samantha, I accidentally dropped one of the toys. I find it absolutely astounding how such a simple thing can be so hilarious to a baby. YouTube is full of them - Mommy's Nose is Scary, Laughing Quadruplets and Ripping Paper Baby just to name a few. Go ahead, view the videos, they're hilarious! Well, now we can add Samantha to that list...nothing better than a baby's laughter! Well, maybe a good night's sleep...