Kate from Picklebums has been writing a few posts on Remembering… It is all about what you want to remember whether it’s about a loved one or the little things that happen during the day.
She has invited others to take her initiative and write a ‘Remember’ post and since it goes hand in hand with what I am doing with Project Life, I knew I had to give it a go.
This post is remembering what my gorgeous 2 1/2 month old is doing these days, he often has me in fits of giggles or beaming with pride.
the way he loves Mickey Mouse – and the way he says his name…”Neh Hah”
the way he lights up when he sees his brother and now gives him a hug when he sees him.
the way he calls his brother a totally different name to what it actually is.
the way he asks us …’What doing Mummy’ , ‘What doing Daddy’ , ‘What doing Pud Pud’ (the cat)
his feisty independence and his stubborn streak I swear he does not get from me!
the way he loves dancing to any music – and he loves company
the way he loves playing on the slides
the way he tells me when something is ‘too hot Mummy’ (usually isn’t?)
and the way he knows when the oven is on, he says, ‘Burnies Mummy’ and then proceeds to list everything else in the house that is ‘burnies’ by pointing to it and saying ‘burnies’
Ah this was fun, shall do it next time with my gorgeous 7 year old son.
My darling Tiniest Man, who is almost 2 1/2 years old, has recently dropped his day nap. We did this because he was taking forever to get to sleep at night so we didn’t put him down for his midday nap. Wouldn’t you know it he was getting to sleep almost straight away at night time.
And they lived happily every after.
Or not. For some strange reason he has started waking in the night. Sometimes he cries. We leave him as experience tells us it is better to leave him as he will settle quicker, plus we know when it is ‘I’m in pain or am sad’ cry. Sometimes he gets out of bed and down the hallway. We pick him and put him back. We do it a la Super Nanny as in the first time out of bed gets a good night from us but any time after that he gets put back without a word. He gets the message pretty quick and back to sleep he goes.
Other times he wakes during the night when we are in bed asleep and he just sits in the hallway. He doesn’t cry, doesn’t call out, he just sits there. I do not know how long for as he never wakes us but on occasion he falls asleep in the hallway and that’s where we find him when we get up. Hubby gets up at 5.30 every morning and sometimes he is sitting in the hallway wide awake!
He is getting no day time nap. Sometimes he gets not enough sleep at night time. So that equals some fun times during the day and the by the time hubby gets home around 6pm I am so ready to handball the kids straight to him and just breathe for 5 minutes.
But that never happens does it? Nope, no time, we both know the kids need feeding, bathing, reading and by the time we do sit down around 7.30 I have the pleasure of my other jobs to do.
That would be blogging and freelance writing. Plus Tuesday nights I co-host the #ausallergy chat on Twitter. (8.30pm Melbourne time every Tuesday night.)
I would love to hear from any of you that have dealt with a wandering awake toddler at night. Sometimes he doesn’t wake us so I have no idea how little sleep he is getting. It is very frustrating as he gets so grumpy during the day. Hopefully it is one of those ‘phases’ and it will stop soon. Hopefully. In the meantime I will continue to grit my teeth and deal with a tired toddler.
PS – above is a photo of my baby when he was 6 months old. He is lying on me… the only time he really slept was on me so he never was big in the sleeping department. I wish he was – I am a little sick of being tired!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and has done for awhile hasn’t it? Another week down, another week closer to the end of the year. Are you more organised? Me? Well maybe a little. Just a little.
Things I Know:
- There are 9 days of school left and my son got his report today. It is fabulous. He is brilliant and I am not biased in the slightest.
- My 2 year old son is scaling the safety gates with have around the place. Oh dear.
- Kleenex Mums has a free Christmas ebook out which looks great, just head over here to download it
- Speaking of ebooks, a fellow allergy free blogger has released a fantastic ebook full of allergy friendly Christmas recipes that are free from peanuts, treenuts, wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, fish or shellfish. Most of them are also free from gluten and corn. It really is well worth a look. The introductory offer is $10 so be sure to check it out fast.
- I went to a Christmas lunch during the week and it was lovely to be child free for a few hours.
- The interest rates are going down again – yippee!
- This is the 2nd last time Yay for Home is hosting Things I Know
What do you know this week?
Phew what a doozy of a week that was. As per my usual Friday post, I am linking up to Yay For Home and Things I Know. This week I would like to share what I know about my darling 2 year old toddler.
- He is sooo independent, he has to get into the car seat all by himself, even though it takes him forever
- He has to have his 3 sleep buddies for every nap and sleep time
- As soon as he wakes, the blind in his room has to go up immediately. Then his brothers room, then the study.
- When we pull into the garage he has to check all the car windows to make sure they are up, if they are not then they must be put up
- He has to have banana with his breakfast, no other fruit allowed (they are allowed during the day though)
- He has to wash his hands when anyone else uses the toilet (he is not toilet trained yet but at least he is hand washed trained)
- He has to brush his teeth with his big brother and rinse when he rinses
- Mickey Mouse is the only DVD allowed to be played on the DVD player (lucky we have a few different ones)
- Whatever his big brother is doing, he wants to do too
- He loves and adores his big brother (he is 6 years)
These are the buddies that keep Tiniest Man company while he sleeps. Scout, Green Sheep and Buzz. They all have to be in the bed with him and they all get a good night kiss as well.
It’s funny that Tiniest Man needs snooze time buddies, Little Man never did – and still doesn’t.
Linking up to My Little Drummer Boys and Wordless Wednesday.
Did you ever need a snooze time buddy?
Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Wordless Wednesday
Tiniest Man has been in his big boys bed for a few months now and I was delighted to be able to pop the mattress protector his bed as know I would be able to finally test it out.
Through sheer good luck my Tiniest Man has not leaked his nappies once (he is yet to be toilet trained) or have any other accident while in bed (touch wood!) so I cannot rave on and on about how good the absorbency is. But I feel 100% better knowing that it is on there in case it ever happens. Oh and it will when the toilet training starts.
What I do know what I love about the mattress protector is that it is a fitted mattress protector so it is super easy to put on and despite the tossing and turning my Tiniest Man does in bed, the mattress protector doesn’t move an inch. It helps keep that bottom sheet in place too. It is a winner in my book already.
I should also let you know that mattress protectors are great for keeping dust mites at bay plus they are easily washed and can be dried in the dryer. And they come in all the bed sizes including cot size and king single.
You can get the Protect-A-Bed mattress protector from all over the place: Adairs, Big W, Target, Myer, Spotlight, just to name a few.
The lovely people at Protect-A-Bed gave me another single Protect-A-Bed mattress protector to give away to one lucky reader!
- Up for grabs is one single Protect-A-Bed mattress protector (RRP $49.95)
- To enter, leave a comment on this post
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Am linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Wordless Wednesday
It is week 2 for Naomi from Seven Cherubs‘ special Cherish Your Cherubs project. This week it is about Remembering A Special Moment.
I must admit apart from the birth of each of my boys, I am having trouble picking one to talk about. So in the tradition of last weeks Cherish Your Cherubs post, I thought I would do a short list of each boys of things I remember. I hope its ok with Naomi.
Little Man (6 years old)
- the first time he sat at the table and laughed out loud, then we laughed and then he laughed. I think he was 2 at the time. It was so cute and funny. (you had to be there)
- the way I could talk him out of a tantrum so as a result he rarely cracked it.
- the first time he slept through the night at 7 weeks old (and he continued to do so, I know I am very lucky!) and I was breastfeeding and going overnight without a feed was painful.
- his first day of school. *sniff* what a big boy he was in his uniform. He was so proud as well
- the way he pushed his teddy to the shops in the pram when he was 5.
- and the first time he held his baby brother. He was so tender and caring and giving him kisses. I’ll never forget that.
Tiniest Man (2 years old)
- being pregnant with him and that he never ever stopped moving inside and he used to do somersaults all the time. Ouch!
- the first time he said ‘love you’ when I told him I loved him. So cute.
- the first time he sat at the table with us out out of his highchair, he couldn’t believe his eyes.
Of course there are many many more for both of them but that’s what comes to mind straight away for both of them.
Are you linking up with Naomi and the Cherishing Your Cherubs Project?
image from we heart it
Its Friday! And as usual I let you know the things I know, linking up to Yay For Home!
Things I Know this week are:
- I never get to comment as much as I’d like to. Especially this week, my Tiniest Man is having a tough week toothy peg wise and as such he likes cling to mum day and night so I haven’t had the sleep I need. I haven’t been around on blogs, or Digital Parents, or twitter or facebook as I am just so zonked. Sorry everyone, hope I can be a better commenter next week.
- Speaking of twitter, I am very glad to those that pop past the #ausallergy twitter chat on Tuesday at 8pm.
- I have coped with the oven blowing up and now our pc decided to join in and stopped working also. Thankfully we were mostly up to date with our back ups but it is still annoying not having it there.
- the Ikea 2012 catalogue is out and I want it. Hurry up and send it to me Ikea. Yes I know I can access it online but having a physical copy is sooo much better.
- I loved being able to dry our clothes on the clothesline thanks to the sunny days we have had. It’s the little things in life.
- And I am so excited its September next week, September in Melbourne means the best time of the year for me. The Irresistible Gluten Free Show is on 24th – 25th September 2011. I am excited because it means a whole hall full of food I can eat. That is seriously a big deal to me.
What do you know?