Time to breathe

January 8, 2012

We have had a lovely weekend. It was the first time in a long time that we just had regular plans, nothing special and we filled our days with good things. Eating, sleeping, cooking, baking, reading, swimming, walking, playing, duck feeding, gardening. I have been mostly offline and enjoying my family.

Now that Christmas is over and the decorations are down I am looking forward to a new year and a more positive start.

Some very wonderful friends on Twitter got a bit bossy with me last week (which was exactly what I needed) and made me realise that I needed to get the sleep situation in this house sorted. Some hard work and dedication on my part and three nights later Piran went to bed last night, lay down say goodnight and fell asleep at seven pm. We didn’t hear from him again until 6.30am this morning. Completely amazing.

This meant that Mr C has been able to look after Kate for a couple nights and I have had two wonderful nights of sleep, and on both mornings I have woken naturally instead of being woken and that in itself makes all the difference. I can feel myself relaxing and breathing again.

Kate started ‘army crawling’ a week before Christmas and each day she gets faster and more mobile. Now she is trying to pull herself up on anything she can find, getting into all sorts of places. She balances on her feet and hands and sticks her bum in the air, like the downward dog yoga pose. It is amazing and mind blowing and we are completely unprepared because Piran didn’t get a wriggle on until he was three months older!

I have a busy week and then we are off to Cornwall for a couple weeks so that I can make the most of the last couple of weeks I have before I return to work two days a week from the 1st February. I am looking forward to it on one hand but I know that it will take quite a while until we fall into the routine that works for us.

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