October 15th was the very first time in her whole life that Delphinium did not sleep during the day. Not even five minutes. She was teething, it's true, but she didn't seem uncomfortable at the time. In fact, she didn't cry at all during her not nap. Instead she sat up in her crib and read stories to herself and to her babies. After about 90 minutes of this, I just couldn't stand it any more, and I had to go pick her up. I don't want her to feel as if I've abandoned her in the corner, but usually when I leave her in the crib at naptime, she falls asleep! Not this day.
Oddly enough, she wasn't particularly difficult the rest of the day. By evening she was certainly tired, but she did not become the tantrum monster or the whiner I thought we might encounter. Luckily she went back to sleeping the next day. This is a very good thing since I don't think either one of us is ready for the naps to end just yet.