For the past ten months I have been living my life in two-hour increments. (Aside from Sundays, which do not allow such luxury.) I don't leave the house much - if I do, Slice stays home - and when we go places all together, it must take less than two hours or we have a fussy baby on our hands.
And all this time I've been wondering, how do moms get anything done outside the house? Ever?
Then recently, I became aware that not all babies sleep for more than half of their lives.
See ... Liam now sleeps consistently from 9:30 at night to 7 or 8 without waking. He also takes 2-3 naps during the day, usually around two hours each. So as a general rule he is awake for two hours, then sleeps for two hours, and we (literally) plan our days around his naps.
Most of the time, this schedule is awesome. It is simple and predictable, and we are incredibly lucky that one of us can be home with Liam almost all the time. He hardly ever cries when we put him down anymore; he goes right to sleep and I love it. But sometimes, it is hard for the very same reasons - life isn't simple or predictable. We like to visit with family and eat Sunday dinner and go out of town occasionally. Even overnight! But if we do, we have to figure out how to deal with him, because he doesn't just sleep anywhere. Not even in our arms. He's barely learning to fall asleep in his carseat.
So my question is this: How do you all do it? Forgo the naps to get a little more done? Deal with a fussy baby so you can stay at your parents' a little longer? Put them down wherever you're at?
Or do your babies just not nap during the day?
(And if they don't, HOW DO YOU STAY SANE?)