I have just had a stretch of 5 days off work as it’s half term. Leading up to the time off I had a few things I wanted to do while off work. Did I get any of these done? No, I have been walking around fueled on caffeine and very little sleep and achieved very little.
I had planned to take the kids out for a special day trip somewhere, get both kids rooms reorganised, work a bit on my blog, go to Ikea and have a play with my brand new sewing machine. The reality was completely different.
We didn’t get the day out, although we did do a couple of trips to softplay, where I was able to drink even more caffeine to make me feel slightly more human, while J ran around and Ro had her first experience of a ball pool.
The plan of organising the kids rooms was mostly a write off. I did get part of Ro’s room reorganised, and J’s clothes that no longer fit into a bag ready for charity, but that was it.
I didn’t get the work I wanted done on the blog at all, by the time I got a few minutes spare, my brain was just spouting gibberish. So I canned that idea completely. The Ikea trip just didn’t happen, need to try to get there very soon as Ro needs a wardrobe and we need new dinning chairs before we end up sitting on the floor. , The curtains I needed to make didn’t happen either, as my sewing machine sat there completely untouched.
I don’t know if it’s a leap, sleep regression – although I didn’t think she could regress any more as shes normally up 2 or 3 times a night already, teething or a combination of it all but she just didn’t want to sleep, day or night. I deployed the Daddy at times because I just needed to close my eyes for a few, but at the same time we had J at home so one of us had to be awake enough and not a grumpy tired mess for him.
Although thanks to the sleepless nights, I did get Petal the Butterfly finished, including rattler head- silver linings and all that
I keep telling myself it’s just a phase and will get better, she will sleep soon, please sleep soon Ro !