Thursday, 5 August 2010


Well before I start I know it's likely that it's all gonna go wrong as I write this, but... I think Toby is beginning to 'get' the sleep thing. To his afternoon I took him upstairs for his nap and he whinged in his cot. After a while I took him out and fed him, but he didn't fall asleep, so I popped him back in his cot again and put his aquarium on. I got to cleaning the bathrooms, good use of time methinks!! I popped back in a couple of times but just distracted him with the buttons on the aquarium and I left again once he was quiet. And he dropped off on his own, yey!! A big step as much for me as previously I had the habit of picking him up if I didn't think he was going to settle but this shows with a bit of perseverance he did settle himself.

Then tonight I took him up, fed him on one side, read him a book then offered him the other side. He didn't want it so I popped him in his cot with aquarium on. Repeat of earlier, bit of whinging but I popped in a couple of times, put his mobile on too and he dropped off after a bit, enough time to file and paint my toe nails and paint my hand nails too!!

I am gonna try and keep him napping in his cot from now on if I am at home so fingers crossed it will continue like today.

Monday, 19 July 2010

8 months, 2 days...

My little boy is now 8 months and 2 days old and well, he is not so little anymore!! This morning we went and visited my new nephew who is 3 weeks old, he is teeny tiny, I held him in one arm and he was so light, such a contrast to holding T now propped on my stuck out hip and knowing any moment he is going to slide down just to be hoisted up again!! Its hard to remember when T was that small, although when little nephew fell asleep with me swaying, it did come back to me, how lovely those days were, not that I could enjoy them as much as I could due to the ineviteable lack of sleep which little nephews mum is now going through, it will get easier I said to her...

T is such a bundle of joy, we are very lucky to have such a happy little boy with smiles for everyone. Getting him to have a nap is my current 'task' and rocking him in his car seat seems to do the trick, or swinging him in his swing chair if at home. However he will soon have outgrown these and I guess I will find another way to settle him as I will have no option!!

He is sitting up brilliantly and leans right forward to grab his toys, sometimes then rolling over onto his side and he looks like he is trying to use his knees to push himself forward. So no doubt it won't be too long until he is crawling and then the fun will really begin!! :-)

Sunday, 23 May 2010

6 months later!!

Ok so maybe I slightly underestimated how busy being a mum was going to make me!! 6 months later and I am finally starting to feel I can manage 5 mins of that elusive 'me time' here and there. So to resume, I had Toby 6 days late on 17th November 2009. Birth was quite quick, I will type my birth story up at some point (another one of those jobs on my ever growing 'to do' list!!) Well I know everyone tells you that you will love your baby like nothing else and that the tiredness is indescribable in those early weeks, well yes and yes, I totally agree!! For a while there it felt like I would never even have time to make a cuppa again. But I am now just starting to feel like I can get a bit of order in mine and little ones life. He is the sweetest little thing, he has his moments but dont we all and I can not imagine life before him or without him now, cliches I know!!