Friday 25 April 2008

What Another Blog - Isabella's Big Bed

Well I just don’t know how those daily blogger do it, sure I’ve got plenty to say / type but how really can I be bothered uttering all those words, deep down, well not so deep down I’m a rather laconic chap so I guess I find it hard to sprout regular blogs, yeah sometimes I can shoot out three or four in quick succession but then my laconic (or lazy) side kicks in. Well you might be wondering what has prompted this outburst; really you might be surprised to know it was my wife asking when I was going to write another blog, I think she has been asking me every few days. So you could say it’s about damn time I pulled my finger out.

The big news in our little world is last night Isabella slept her first full night in her big bed, at her request. She has been having her afternoon kips in the big bed off and on now for over a month, she has even attempted to sleep overnight in the big bed but alas those attempts have ended in tears or misbehaving. Marika & I were both awake in bed this morning from about 5:30 waiting for our little girl to wake and come running in. She usually wakes around 6 – 6:30 and call for us to retrieve her ‘My Precious’ aka ‘her dummies’ and we can usually get another half hour / hour sleep. 6:30 came and went without any calls, 7am came and went, how strange still sleeping, 7:30 mmmm still sleeping. Marika gets up makes some noise then goes and checks on Isabella again, woohoo she is awake and ready for the day. So not only was it her first full night in the big bed it was also one of the first nights we haven’t had to get up for her (despite the fact we were laying awake in bed for two hours expecting our little girl to burst in. Hopefully she’ll do the same tonight, oh how I’ve missed uninterrupted sleep; such is the life of a parent. Next step is to wean her of those damn dummies, hopefully without all the screaming and screaming induced vomiting of our last few attempts.

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