My kids have always been great sleepers. You know the type-babies that take 2 great naps plus sleep 12 hours a night. Then move into one great nap (2-3 hours) in the toddler stage, still sleeping through the night. And now, sleeping for 10-12 hours a night (depending on when we get to bed). The thing is, A will still take a nap when given the chance, which happens only on the weekends. These are few and far between-probably once a month for her-definitely needed when it happens!
A few weeks back a rarity happened: BOTH kids took a nap on a Saturday afternoon! Crazy! C has not taken a nap in a long while. I mean a long, long while. He was the kid that stopped napping consistently at age 2. It was spotty at best. In the last few years I bet I can count, on one hand, the number of times he has napped. But it happened. And I couldn't resist taking a picture of each of them. You never know how many more of those there will be.
But then, I went back to pictures I had taken of them sleeping when they were little and still cannot believe just how much is the same about them when they sleep now-at age 5-and then-at age 1 day. Really neat to look back as a parent and be able to see the similarities. Especially with A.
A at hours old 2006
A at 5 1/2 years old
C at hours old in 2006
C at 5 1/2 years old