When Nap Time’s a Bust

I can typically count on a solid 2+ hours in the afternoon while Declan is naps. This is usually when I get Makenna some lunch, sometimes hop on the treadmill, shower – if I didn’t get a chance in the morning, eat lunch, do dishes, and maybe put my feet up for a few minutes.

Today, Makenna was at the pool with her dad. Nap attempt #1 was a failure. It was ruined by a (here comes everybody’s favourite baby/little kid topic)…poop. There, I said it. After cleaning him up… he was all hyped up and giggly and goofy (hrmm, perhaps overtired?!), so I let him crawl and roam around for another 30 minutes before I tried nap attempt #2. He went down, and I shifted into high gear; I changed into my workout clothes, packed Makenna’s bag for the pool, folded a load of laundry so I could put another load in, and then I sat down for a minute. Then…I heard it. A shriek of a cry, that only got louder and louder. This is the kind of cry that means “I’m not just stirring, I’m awake and I’m not going back to sleep.” Darn. I was looking forward to a quick, quiet jaunt on the treadmill without having to field 1,001 questions from Makenna.

I decided to get him a big plate of lunch…hoping it would occupy him while I did my thing. I pulled his highchair right up next to me (yay (??) for small living spaces), and he ate his lunch and grooved in his seat, while I blasted some tunes and got my workout in. It wasn’t so bad after all. And I never get to listen to music while on the treadmill, as I try to keep the noise level down while he’s napping.

Still a little sleepy… You want me to do what?


I amazed myself and completed every single day of the Girl Gone Healthy March Ab Challenge! Did anyone else get the whole month done?

I’m learning to adapt (I can’t spend 1-2 hours in the gym, most days of the week, like I used to) and fit in stuff when I can. It’s the only way possible (right now, anyway). I’d love to hear if anyone has any great suggestions for quick, affordable at-home workouts!

Cruising the couch, like a pro.

Quite proud of himself that he managed to find both Wii remotes.

Tomorrow, this guy and I are off to Vancouver for a follow-up appointment with his neurosurgeon at BC Children’s. I’m expecting (hoping) they will tell me that he’s doing amazing and everything is good for now. But you never know. Still…I like to keep the positivity flowing. Only good things can come.

Stop taking pictures already, crazy camera lady.


About Tammy

I am a single mother to 2 wonderful children, ages 1 and 5. My youngest was surprisingly born with a rare genetic condition, achondroplasia, which is a type of dwarfism. This blog is a glimpse into my crazy life as I wade through figuring out dwarfism and divorce while enjoying every second of my deficient domestic bliss.
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3 Responses to When Nap Time’s a Bust

  1. Jill says:

    He’s looking pretty cute for being a poop-bomber! Cheap work out solutions include going to your friend’s place for Wii workouts ;

  2. Marla says:

    Good luck tomorrow. Will be thinking about you guys.

  3. Kerri says:

    oh poops often mess our nap schedule up, joys of life. He’s a cutie, can’t stay mad at him for long!!

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