Working from home, even with Delaney away at preschool two days a week, has been ridiculously challenging. Waylon always wants to be held or entertained. And while it's completely tempting to fill my days by making him smile and giggle, I have work to do (tons of it!). I usually pop him in the swing or the bouncy seat near my desk so he can see me and I always hope he'll nap there but he rarely does. Now that he's three months old I really need to start getting him into a nap routine. Naps, I thought the other day as he fussed at me, are what I need to get some work done around here.
For some reason it never occurred to me before (as if I'm some kind of amateur at this mom thing) that naps should be handled like bedtime. At night when I put him to bed he's swaddled in his (mother-saving) Swaddle Me blanket and he generally goes right to sleep and sleeps through the night. On Tuesday I tried putting him down, swaddled but awake, in his bassinet. He slept for two and a half hours! I actually had to wake him up to feed him before picking Delaney up at school. Today I got smart and tried the same trick but I tried it earlier in the morning than I had on Tuesday. And it worked! He's been in his bed, sleeping, for the last two hours. The 'duh' factor here is enormous. If I'd only tried this tactic a few weeks ago I might have gotten even more work done. So today, on Love Thursday, I'm loving the Swaddle Me blanket. I don't know where we'd be (or how I'd ever work!) without it.