So, yesterday Olivia decided that a nap was utterly unnecessary. Which is why I have the freedom to post at 7:30 in the morning...she's so tired from yesterday that she's not up yet. Aside from a few overly-dramatic meltdowns in the afternoon, she really did OK. She played, she wasn't excessively grumpy or listless, and she really didn't show many signs of needing a nap (not that I didn't try).
I'm wondering what this new trend toward sleep weirdness means. I'm not ready for her to give up naps! But it's very difficult to convince her to take a nap when she can readily climb right out of her crib and realizes that during the daylight hours. So far, the crib is still secure at night.
*BIG HEAVY SIGH* I suppose it's time to work on transitioning her to a bed. I have been dreading this, but now that she knows how to climb out of the crib I'm afraid we'll be quickly dealing with an overly tired child if I let her stay up all day simply because she won't stay in her crib.
So, any thoughts or suggestions on how to do this? I just don't know how to go about getting her to stay in bed when she's not caged in. I know she NEEDS naps, but HOW do I get her to take them?