Tazzy has been going down for her naps like a pro. Recently I noticed that about 40-45 minutes into her naps she would wake up. I would wait 10 minutes and then pick her up thinking her nap was over. I found that she would tire very quickly and begin to fuss. Baby Wise calls this the 45-Minute Intruder. If you're not familiar with this concept, essentially it's around the time babies wake after being put down for their nap. Babies sleep in cycles and their first cycle is about 45 minutes.
I realized Tazzy needed to fall back to asleep after waking up, thus connecting her sleep cycles. Instead of picking her up after 10 minutes I waited a bit longer since she wasn't crying, just hanging out in her crib admiring her hands. After 15 minutes she fell back to sleep for a full hour. I continue to do this and I am finding that she puts herself back to sleep now. Sometimes she is up for 15 minutes and sometimes just a few minutes. It's amazing!
Happy nappy to all!