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napping baby series: day two

sleeping-baby: toddler jet lagWhat’s going on here? NO, this isn’t going to become a sleeping baby journal. YES, I am posting a photo of Mateo napping for a second day in a row. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I mean…it’s cute stuff, right? I think this blog can handle another nap.

Yesterday when Mateo fell asleep IN THE MIDDLE OF EATING LUNCH, that “nap” lasted fifteen hours. Yeah. Whoa baby. Looks as though we’ve got a jet lagged boy on our hands.

Today he fell asleep in my bed watching Dumbo (his new obsession). And we’ll just see. Maybe today his little body knows that this is just a nap — and that we’re supposed to go downtown to visit a friend we’ve missed very much while we were traveling. I donno, we’ll see! Exciting stuff around here, huh. ;)

Alright, that’s all I have for you today. Just another (adorable) jet lag baby. OH, if you are wondering about the white (dreamy) haze above little Mateo in this photo…that is just a piece of white paper I held in front of the camera. Pretty cool, right?


jet lag ain’t got nothin’ on Mateo. mama could use a nap.

toddler - first day in Split, CroatiaHello Split, Croatia! We’re HERE. We left a warm, bright and sunny Chicago day and arrived in Split on another warm, bright, sunny day 12.5 hours later.

We were met at the airport by lots of waving, hugs and kisses from Aki’s parents, Mateo’s “baka” (grandma) and “dida” (grandpa). Smart ones they are; Mateo was greeted with a little toy train. He was “choo-choo-ing” until the very moment he finally gave in to sleep (on the way home from the airport).

We’re settled into our apartment for the next couple months. (If you can call open suitcases “settled”). We’re just down the street from baka and dida and two blocks from Split’s Old Town. I’m anticipating lots and lots of visits and daily walks and exploration.

Knock on wood, little Mateo seems to be on Croatian time already. He fell asleep on the way from the airport (5:30 pm) and slept until 8:30 am (with a little play session/sleep-break at 11pm). He took his afternoon nap at his normal time and has been eating meals on Croatian schedule. I donno, if you want advice on instantly beating jet lag, don’t ask me. Ask Mateo. Although pretty sure he’d rather talk about cake, trains, monkeys, giraffes, BIG airplanes, and/or elephants.

Mama on the other hand, I’m a lil’ jetlagged. The boys slept like champs, but I was awake most of the night. It was nice to be greeted by palm trees and sun yesterday. Today is rainy and overcast. And that is okay by me. Today is a recovery day.chubby, rainy toddler knees. Split, CroatiaWhen we were in Chicago, Croatia felt like a world away. It felt like ages since our last visit (eight months ago). Funny though, as soon as we entered town it felt like yesterday. It was like no time had passed at all.

I’ll be back with a clearer head and lots more photos soon. I’m in a bit of a haze at the momento. I think I better ask Mateo if he has any advice for me.first day of jet lag in croatiaPS  Aki deserves an award. He’s already back at work today, working remotely. (!!) His reward will be a date with his zombie wife. We’re thinking to go get some local mussels tonight. Baka and dida have already agreed to babysitting duty. :)


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