In the past week we’ve had another step forward in Liza’s sleeping. She is now able to tell on her own when she needs a nap. She starts grouching and putting her head down on every available surface. I ask her if she needs a nap, if she wants to go get her baa and blankie (pacifier and blanket) and take a nap. She all but runs to her room and waits for me to get a baa down from where they hang. I ask her to close the door. She shuts the bedroom door. I turn on the music and close the blinds. I rock her for about 30 seconds and sometimes not at all. I put her in the crib still awake. She does a face plant on the mattress and waits for me to cover her up. I sneak out of the room. Liza goes to sleep on her own. And at night, she stays asleep all night long.
Those last two sentences are not ones that I thought I’d ever get to write down.
I’m going to take a nap now too.