Abby and Maya were both much better today. Maya spent great chunks of her awake time today traveling around the living room floor. She can cover a lot of ground with a combination of barrell rolling and dragging. I, somehow managed to stagger through the day, but I was at a distinct disadvantage. Now on the weekend Michael and I purchased the Sleep Solutions for your baby, toddler and preschooler book by Ann Douglas. I have her Mother of all Pregnancy book and I loved it. So I was fairly confident Ms. Douglas could help me out in the sleep department. I have to say it's a great book, one I highly recommend for every mother or better yet every mother to be. Seriously, it would be an awesome baby shower gift. It covers all manner of "sleep training" plus has very informative chapters on how to cope with sleep deprivation (including survival tips), the science of sleep (what you can realistically expect from your child) and sleep tools including a sleep log (which I promptly photocopied and taped to the fridge). So the book says that according to research losing one night of sleep causes a 30% drop in cognitive performance. That's likely why I got sucked into this;
Abby: Mom, let's play makeover.
Me: No thanks honey.
Abby: Aww come on Mom. I wanna play makeover.
Me: Mommy really doesn't feel like playing makeover.
Abby: Come on Mom, play makeover. I'll give you a dollar.
Yeah so I admit it, I caved for a dollar. (Later on she offered me another dollar to let her stay up past her bed time. She then proceeded to ask Mike to give me two dollars. Smart kid.) So she did a good job eh? Very tasteful. Oh sorry you can't see me rolling my eyes.
The whole day was a bit much for all of us so this afternoon found Abby sprawled out on the oh so comfortable tile floor with a teddy bear for a pillow and a Polly Pocket firmly grasped in her grubby little paw and a towel for a blanket. I might mention her Dora pillow is clearly visible in this picture and just out of frame is her pint sized pull out Dora couch. She slept like that for at least 90 minutes. I can't imagine how.
After dinner Grandma Linda and offered to take Miss Maya off my hands. Then Mike offered to take Abby with him for set up at the school fair building. There was a catch though..... I had to take a nap. So I promised that I would and instead I cleaned the house, folded some laundry and watched Big Brother. Mike was a little annoyed with me, but I explained that I couldn't relax when the house looked like we had goats living in here with us. So maybe I didn't nap, but I still felt relaxed in a clean