Well, it's when I stopped expecting things like that to happen that things actually improved! I tried to stop expecting Grace to fall asleep at 7 every night after her bath time routine, and she's actually doing a lot better. I'd say it's taking roughly half the time as before to sooth her to sleep. When she will not go for a nap after two or three attempts (this is usually the case in the mid to late afternoon), I don't worry about it and just put her to bed earlier. Looking back, I cannot believe how worked up and stressed I was getting about everything. I'm still a worrying mom, but I'm trying not to sweat the small stuff.
Because of all these lowered expectations, my attitude has really gotten better. I'm much happier and able to enjoy Grace more.
Grace herself is an amazing baby. She's starting to laugh these days, which is a lot of fun. Now I wonder when she's going to surprise me by rolling over...she's making me wait for this one! No rush, Grace!
Grace's Dr. Evil impression: