Today was one of those days. It started out really well and then the afternoon got tough. When Paisley gets over-tired, getting her to sleep is so hard. I never knew it could be so hard to get a newborn to nap during the day. She's sleeping pretty well at night but, during the day, I can't let her be awake for too long or everything goes down hill pretty fast. She won't nap and she gets so sad and grumpy.
She got over tired this afternoon because a well meaning neighbor stopped by when she was almost asleep. The sweet lady came in and insisted on sitting and holding her. Paisley was happy but, didn't go to sleep. Time went by and before you know it, the babe had been awake for almost 3 hours, which is way too long for her. So, it just spirals down from there....grumpy baby that won't nap, grumpy mommy and a toddler that is being disobedient because he knows that mommy isn't able to give him full attention.
Anyway, we survived and both Judah & Paisley were in bed on time. It feels so good to sit down and just do nothing!
On a positive note, I feel like I'm really beginning to get used to being the mother of 2 small children. We are getting into a bit of a routine and it feels great.