I’m here to solicit the wisdom of my readers. How do you/did you handle Sundays with your baby?
I’ve known lots of moms so the whole “Sunday totally throws the baby out of whack” thing hasn’t surprised me. I knew it was coming. But now we are trying to decide how to deal with it.
Yesterday we went to the morning service but didn’t stay for our Flock group because we knew we were coming back for the evening service and a congregational meeting. We left before the meeting was over because I was trying to avoid a Caroline meltdown before we got home. But I’m guessing all told she missed three or four naps yesterday. (She tends to catnap although she does surprise me and sleep for one to three hours from time to time.)
Anyway, today has been challenging. She is so tired, but only sleeps for five minutes and then wakes up. She has rarely cried from being overtired because we’ve been able to keep a pretty good routine around here. But today she has definitely not been herself and she just will not/cannot go to sleep.
My inclination is to only go to the morning service and skip everything else for awhile. I don’t want to miss everything else, but I’m a big proponent of Sunday being a day of rest and there is nothing restful for the three of us if we are on the go all day. It is especially not restful for Caroline if she doesn’t get the naps she needs. But perhaps someone has a solution we haven’t thought of. So I’m all ears to see if anyone has a suggestion that will ring true for our situation.