Well my little guy is growing up! He finally has cut back to just one nap (with a little help). For a long time he was still looking for a short rest time around 9am (I think he would still go for that some days). It was a nice treat for me because I would put him in his room and he would rest/ play quietly / read and I got to take my shower. The challenge was that he would then only take a 1 hour nap in the early afternoon and then try to be up for the rest of the night. Yeah well that wasn't a good thing. You don't go from 2 naps totally 4-5 hours to less than 2 hours between your rest and nap time.
So the other day I decided to keep him up through his morning rest time (so long morning showers!) and put him down around 11:15 and then leave him there for at least 2 hrs if not more. Now if he had got totally upset I would have let him out of his room. Well the first day he stayed there for almost 2.5 hours and was soooo much better that night.
The next day... he slept for over 2 hours and I left him for another hour. Since then he has been napping for close to 3 hours a day.
He is waking a lot happier and isn't so tired when Richard gets home from work. He also is able to last until 7pm again without almost falling asleep in the living room. Which is nice because both Richard and Blake enjoy their time together at night.
The other plus is Blake will have had about a month of this schedule before the baby is born so I can then work around the schedule once the baby is on his own schedule. My goal is to have alone time with each boy and maybe, just maybe 30 min to myself??