Friday, 31 May 2013

A Morning In My Life...

So, I know people love being nosy so I thought I would let you know a little about what its like to be me, in my house, with my little man and my not so little man...

12.05am - I wake up for the first time, to the sounds of whales...ok not whales...but what sounds like whales, Ted exercising his vocal chords as usual. One thing I haven't mentioned is the fact that Ted refuses to go back to sleep without a bottle. He sleeps through the night most nights but when he does wake he really can't settle himself, something we are yet to build up the courage to work on. 

I wake up, force myself out of bed, stumble across the room tripping over clothes that I haven't got round to tidying up, Joe's hoody that was hanging on the door falls on the floor (I trip again) and out I go onto the landing to the hazy light coming from the bathroom. I fumble around taking several attempts to screw the lid onto Ted's milk bottle and walk into his room to find him beaming at me, his mermaid like legs flailing around in his Gro-bag!

Bottle in mouth, level of Candy Crush attempted while he has his bottle, a couple of burps (Ted not me) and back into bed for both of us.

5.26am - The whales again...after struggling with a cold for a week and feeling like I had swallowed a small hedgehog, I prod Joe..."can you do this one?" after a few grunts and some minor cursing he goes and feeds Ted. We then lay awake for an hour while Ted refuses to go back to sleep and Joe finally gets up with him and gets ready for work. We really need to crack this self soothing! 

7.15am -I was up! Ready to start my day which consisted of Ted's first Marmite toast, 2 spiders, a split binbag, a visit from the Jehovah's witnesses, lots of vocal exercises from Ted, catching up on emails, drinking cold tea, a rather expensive food shop and going all Chuck Norris on an ants nest in my porch!

So there you have it...that's my life...its not glamourous or adventurous but its mine!







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11 comments:

  1. Sounds a pretty standard day then! I'm intrigued by the whale sounds description - a calming noise to wake up to?!Not tried my baby boy on marmite - one to try, thanks. And love that photo - gorgeous - how old is he?

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  2. Aw thank you I love this pic. He is 6months. He was watching me eat my toast so thought id give it a go ans he loved it! Im not sure whales are too calming, killer whales are vicious hehe! Thanks for the comment x

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  3. lovely post Jade, its amazing what goes on behind the scenes! xx

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  4. Thanks Jaime, I may have to do a few more posts like this I think everyone with chilcdren can relate! :) x

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  5. Ah, I remember this feeling well! All to soon it's done and finished and you have different demands being made upon you! That is a beautiful photo. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

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  6. There's no such thing as glamorous once you have children - you never know what to expect next. Ted is adorable btw. #PoCoLo

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  7. I wouldn't sweat it, it all sounds absolutely normal. It's back scene replayed in our house daily... or better nightly.
    The only way we get Max back to sleep at 4am is by bringing him into our bed. He'll then sleep till 6 or occasionally 8. Max does take a dummy which makes it easier and he also still sleeps in our bedroom. ( He'll be one next week)
    Good luck! ... and remember in the grand scheme of things it's such a short time. Try to enjoy those early morning snoozy cuddles because before you know it they are in school and it becomes uncool. ;-)

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  8. I wouldn't sweat it, it all sounds absolutely normal. It's back scene replayed in our house daily... or better nightly.
    The only way we get Max back to sleep at 4am is by bringing him into our bed. He'll then sleep till 6 or occasionally 8. Max does take a dummy which makes it easier and he also still sleeps in our bedroom. ( He'll be one next week)
    Good luck! ... and remember in the grand scheme of things it's such a short time. Try to enjoy those early morning snoozy cuddles because before you know it they are in school and it becomes uncool. ;-)

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  9. Thanks Monika thats made me feel better that im not alone. I do know hes a good boy just wish he could cut that one feed and be down to 3 bottles a day xx

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  10. I think it sounds fairly normal tbh. I breastfed all of mine, but at 6 months they were mostly still waking during the night, and once they dropped the 5am feed they were just awake! 6 months is still very young :)

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  11. My 9 month old still wakes at least 3 times :( My 4yr was a rubbish sleeper too and didnt sleep well for years, in fact until I got pregnant and was up having a wee twice a night!

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