just when we were getting in a regular routine of a 9 AM and 1 PM nap, a routine where i knew how to plan my days accordingly, everything suddenly changed. maybe it's a growth spurt, maybe it's developmental growth, maybe it's transitioning from two naps to one nap, but whatever is going on with my little guy, he has been staying up sleeping in in the mornings, napping around midday for about two hours, taking a short nap in the evenings, and staying up late at night. all of this meaning that mama is getting a little less time to herself than before. i've been staying up until the wee hours of the mornings trying to get all the little things i want to do for myself done, and despite the fact that holden is sleeping through the night and not waking until 8:30 in the morning, i've been finding myself exhausted from a week of 2 AM bedtimes. but sleeplessness and exhaustion don't matter at the moment because yesterday holden started walking! more on that to come.