Sleep log 11/05/13

Well, at the time of the last boyses update¬†I’d said that things weren’t improving and were possibly even getting worse. I was also stressed about naptimes because Sir A still seemed to need a long nap but it was very inconvenient providing it. This got even more important when Amazing Husband started working away from … Continue reading

Prequel to the sleep logs

Some people may be wondering why I’m getting excited about Sir A only waking 2 or 3 times in a night. This is for them. At 2 months Sir A was self settling and sleeping 12 hours straight. Dream baby, you would think. His weight was also starting to plateau (from 2.5 months to 5.5 … Continue reading

Sleep log (Sir A) 17/01/13

Yeah, probably no one else cares, but where else am I going to store all this info? So, the first night Sir A did well. Slept 2.5 or so hours before first waking, and two times after that I think. The next day I thought I’d be brave and not feed him to sleep for … Continue reading

Sleep update 10/01/13

Sleep; that wondrous, elusive thing. Actually, it’s not so bad in our house. Lord B and Amazing Husband are quite used to each other and sleep very well on their separate beds (Lord B doesn’t like being too close to anyone) and Sir A and I enjoy all night cuddles most nights and get plenty … Continue reading

Things I’ve learnt the hard way as a parent: Lesson two: you can’t change reality

Lesson two: you can’t change reality First aspect of reality? Lesson One. Much as we’d all love to be able to get out a user’s manual for our kids, it’s really our job to write that manual, with their help, so they can read it later on. Second aspect of reality? Perfection is impossible. This … Continue reading

Child spacings: pros and cons of a small gap

Ooh it’s a thorny question – to space or not to space, and if to space, how far apart? Amongst us Catholics who are properly so (not the smorgasbord types who pick and choose which bits they’ll accept – sorry, but it’s all or nothing – plenty of Protestant options out there :P) it’s often … Continue reading

Things I’ve learnt the hard way as a parent

I’ve learnt lots of useful things over the last almost 3 years as a parent. Before I forget them or they become instinctive I thought I’d write them down. They might even help someone else out. Here’s the list. As I write each post I’ll kindly add a link so you can read more of … Continue reading

Things I’ve learnt the hard way as a parent: Lesson one: it’s mostly trial and error

Some things follow a rule book, like putting together a motor or making a submission to a select committee. Some things can only be done by trying different things until the desired outcome is reached or the required knowledge is obtained, like a scientist trying to figure out how fast an electron moves. Parenting is … Continue reading

The Separation Anxiety of Lord B, and how we helped him overcome it OR Part One of the biography of Lord B (it’s kinda long)

I was going to wait till this was complete before publishing it, but it’s already almost 2500 words, and who’d read it if it were any longer? And all the readers close the window. Anyway, here’s part 1, and hopefully the subsequent parts will be riddled with Success and Independent Children. 10/08/12 Lord B has … Continue reading

Introducing African Baby

[Disclaimer: this post contains material that some viewers may find offensive. Specifically, those who view breasts as sexual objects rather than the large teats that they are.] Meet African Baby (otherwise referred to as Sir A). Oh wait, that’s not the right picture. Let’s try again. Hmm. Third time lucky? Ah, there he is. From … Continue reading