I don’t really know what’s gone on this week. It’s been a very slow one, that’s gone by very quickly. I know that doesn’t make much sense but there we are!
I bought a second hand East Coast space-saver cot off eBay for 50 quid and Adam went to collect it on Sunday. He also built it too. Bloody bargain as hasn’t been used and is ideal as we are limited for room. A few weeks ago I also picked up some Little Bird cot sheets and a patchwork cot tidy in the Mothercare sale. I love that range its so retro and vintage. Whether Niamh likes her new sleeping arrangements is yet to be seen however…
We spent our day at home apart from the school runs, just sitting on the rug – doing ‘exercises’ (not me, the baby obvs) and watching history docs on the iPlayer. One plus of having the baby at home versus the four year old is that at least you can watch your own TV – if she’s not screaming of course. She’s sitting up now – with support and is rolling around.
Finley’s bedtime is around 7pm and if he’s been good, after stories he gets another 5 minutes with his light on. This is him ‘reading’ a book but the minute I turned my back he had all his train track out. I love his bedroom, its basically the attic and has its own stairs leading up to it – like a secret little room.
Terrible photo I know but he wanted me to come into his classroom after school this week to see all the house points he’d earned. Exciting week for him on this front as for the first time ever, his house were the winners of the week with the most points. He was literally beside himself, apparently he had to stand up in assembly and be clapped. He’s so into school, it makes my heart happy.
My Dad, sister and niece came over in the afternoon and to pick Finley up from school. Again a terrible photo I know, not really sure what’s going on – he’s probably wiping snot up his sleeve to be honest.
I posted this on IG and Facebook on Friday only to be reminded by my husband that in fact it was the 19th, not the 20th and so she wasn’t actually 4 months old today at all #ivelostthebloodyplotcanyoutell . Anyway, here’s to the newborn phase being well and truly over!
Adam is working this weekend and in all honesty I really struggle with the two kids together on my own. That’s a ridiculous thing to say I know but I think its a combination of the crap weather, so being largely stuck indoors and also the fact that together they are very disruptive to each other. She wont sleep for hours (when she normally would) because she is so fascinated by what he is up to. Then she gets so overtired she becomes ratty and he then starts to get bored and acts out making loads of noise and waking her up. And the cycle goes round and round. It will get easier as she gets older and doesn’t want to be held all the time. We did manage to make Superhero cakes however.