Natalie has decided that she's done with naps. Or that she's done with the way we have ALWAYS done naps....for the last two years. I always rock her to sleep for her nap, then move her to her crib/bed. But now that she goes to sleep on her own at night (took a month, but we got that down), it seems she's confused at naptime with what to do.
So today, I tried every trick in the book at naptime. I even resorted to my "fall-back" naptime method of walking up and down the hallway while she falls asleep on my shoulder. Nothing worked.
So I decided that Natalie would have "quiet time" in her room for an hour. She didn't like it...obviously, but she didn't cry the whole time. She played with some toys, cried intermittenly, and finally fell asleep in her rocking chair after 45 minutes.
I pretty much refuse to believe she's done with naps. So she will have an hour of "quiet time" in her room each day whether she sleeps or not. That way I still get the time to work, and she can at least have some relaxing time in her day. We'll see how this goes...