On and off

It's been a little quiet on the blogging front lately. My apologies. I think I've run out of ways to say 'I'm tired', and my beloved thesaurus is in tiny print, so no help there. Some days we do well: Teddy's night-time sleeping intervals inch towards three hours instead of two, we make outdoor plans, … Continue reading On and off

Sound and fury; or, why Tuesdays should be banned from every decent society

I love this child to his bones. But I'd be quite indecently grateful if he stopped making the noise that goes with this cross face. At least for today. Happily, Daddy's key in the door is always cause for excitement. Less happily, Daddy is out tonight. You don't say, baby monitor. YOU DON'T SAY. Oh, … Continue reading Sound and fury; or, why Tuesdays should be banned from every decent society

Please pray for me and my nerves of steel

I'm doing it. I'm doing it. Tonight, he's sleeping in his own room. No need to look at me like that. The baby monitor came a couple of days ago, and his room is warm enough, and there's really no reason to put it off any longer. We had a monitor trial run this afternoon … Continue reading Please pray for me and my nerves of steel

Solving the Sleep Conundrum

Know what it takes to get your baby sleeping where he should be sleeping? A spell in hospital, and a lot more milk. I had my first - and hopefully last, for a while - introduction to the children's Accident and Emergency department on Friday. Henry once again failed to weigh anything more than an anorexic gnat, … Continue reading Solving the Sleep Conundrum


Don't look now, but I think Henry might actually be sleeping in his crib. We haven't really cracked the sleeping thing yet, which is a shame, because me + not much sleep = crazy-haired lady with personality disorder. Among other things, in the past few days I have eaten an entire packet of Jaffa Cakes in … Continue reading Cribs

New Things

Week One with a newborn is over. We have survived. Our heads are bloody, but unbowed, etc, etc. Want to know the essentials? Here they are: In case you've ever wondered about the question of 'how long can you survive on two and a half hours sleep a night before you start to feel Really … Continue reading New Things