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Sleepy time… 

I realise I’ve been quiet for a while… Far too long in fact. It’s been a bit busy at our end. Work has picked up massively meaning less time to blog in the office! (Hope my boss isn’t reading!)

However sitting on Little K’s floor at 11pm, I find myself with time to spare…

Apparently the horror that we’re currently dealing with is the ‘2 year old sleep regression’. Now I have to be honest, as a new mum I read about sleep regressions and had all the apps that would notify me when they were coming… Lucky I did because they didn’t make the blindest bit if difference to Little K. She has always been a wonderful sleeper (takes after her mum!). But maybe being smug for too long is at last coming back to bite me. I can’t remember the last time she slept through a whole night. 

In the past week alone we’ve had wake ups at 1am followed by not sleeping until 5.. The next night waking up at 4am as of that’s a normal time to get up! I think my maximum so far is four wake ups in one night so I know I don’t have it as hard as some but my goodness I can feel the difference!  

It’s now 11pm and we’re on wake up number two of the night. 

She used to go to sleep so well on her own but for the past few weeks I’ve had to literally climb into bed with her (she’s no longer in her cot… getting such a big girl!) until she fell asleep which was killing my neck and back so the last few night’s I have been slowly moving myself away and now hust sit next to the bed. Obviously the long term goal being that she can go to sleep by herself. 

For now, though I may be ‘making a rod for my own back’ I would rather she had positive sleep associations rather than screaming herself into a lonely sleep. 

I will provide a full update soon… Since my last post we’ve been on two holidays, Had her first experience of flying (not as bad as I expected!), a new found love of Frozen (“More Anna!!”) moved into a big girls bed, started ballet classes and started potty training… not to mention that its her 2nd Birthday next week! 

So much to take you through… but it finally seems that she’s gone back into a deep sleep so I can attempt the fatigued mother silent creep out of the bedroom… wish me luck! 

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Alone time

When I first started this blog, my best friend gave me a suggestion for a post:

‘How does it make you feel during moments to yourself? Do you enjoy them? Do you feel guilty about enjoying them? Do you try to plan them? What is your dream 15 minutes alone. Being a parent but wanting time alone. How does it make you feel?’

I have been saving this for now, as I am about to have 2 WHOLE DAYS to myself.

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What a difference a bag can make!

After months of moaning about how much I can’t stand our changing bag, I have finally treated myself to the BabyMel Frankie bag in navy stripe and I’m already excited to use it! It’s just arrived and I love it!

Buying all the gear before you have the baby makes you feel so prepared, but since having Little K I can’t help but feel like most of it was useless or not as practical as we thought. As far as I was concerned before she was born ‘A changing bag is just a changing bag… it doesn’t matter what one it is…’ Oh how wrong I was! Continue reading “What a difference a bag can make!”

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Transitions – Moving to the ‘Big room’

Little K started nursery when she was around 11 months in preparation for me going back to work. Since then we have been caught up in a whirlwind of snot, coughs, sniffle and eye gunk (what a pretty picture I paint!), but she loves it. From day one we have not had a single tear (on either side!) and since Day 2 she is practically running from me when we arrive.

Last Friday, when I left her, she ran off to start playing, turned around and blew me a kiss, I blew a kiss back, said goodbye and walked out. And I cried. (We’re not talking full blown sobbing, but there was definitely more than a single tear!)

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