Friday, 18 December 2015
Archer 2 years, 9 months
Sebastian 9 weeks, 6 days
After a difficult bedtime (2 1/2hours!) I had let Archer fall asleep in my bed. at 1:30, I heard that dreaded gurgle sound – vomit. It was small, but I still had to strip the bed and the boy, and put down towels. Since we were up, I fed Bash.
another small puke. ugh. change the towels
another puke. seriously!? hopefully that’s the last one. one more towel change.
Archer asks for the iPad, seems totally normal. I give it to him and try to sneak in a bit more sleep…
Bash isn’t having that. Get up and feed him
I get Archer a snack, and while he’s contained with the iPad and snack, I get ready for the day.
I get Bash changed. He’s always a smiley monkey in the morning
Archer’s turn! He gets dressed and goes potty (he’s mostly potty trained now!)
I chuck the gross sheets in the wash, and then load up the pram so we can head off on a walk.
We take off! We see the diggers, the “kananoos”, and Archer rides his bike down some hills on the way.
We arrive at the park and meet Lilith and Iris there. It’s a cute park, but it isn’t covered at all so it’s already super hot. I teach Archer how to “fly” on the swing, like I used to as a child!
it’s SO hot, so we bail on the park to go have coffee at the local shop. Archer decides he doesn’t want to ride his bike, so I try to put the boys in together; it only lasts a minute, and then I have to carry Bash the rest of the way. At the shops, Archer has a milkshake and donut, and Bash sleeps on the table.
We say bye to Lilith and Iris and run in to Woollies for a couple of things.
We head home. Archer rides his bike halfway and then wants back in the pram. I swear we’ll never go for a walk again.
We’re home. I get Archer a snack, and yes, the iPad. Bash is still asleep so I bring the pram inside and try to quickly clean up before he wakes up.
He wakes up, but he’s happy, so I just keep doing the dishes.
Bash is still happy, the dishes are done, and Archer’s finished his food, so it’s time for a nap!
Bash starts fussing, so I sit down to feed him.
I’m halfway through the first boob and Archer comes out to tell me he has to pee – he’s wearing a nappy for sleep time, so I tell him he can just go. He plays while I finish feeding Bash.
I take Archer back to bed, then I sit down to feed Bash the second side, but he won’t latch and I’m getting frustrated, so I get up and change his nappy.
Archer’s up again; he’s pooped and wants me to change it – fair enough. I change his nappy and put him back to bed. He asks me to stay, and I really don’t feel like repeating this process for the next 2 hours (like the night before), so I just agree. I grab Bash and feed him while Archer falls asleep.
He’s asleep! That was sooooooooo much easier. I also settle Bash to sleep, so I’m free to have a shower!
I’m done and dressed. I move Bash to the living room so I can fold laundry and watch Netflix.
A friend drops by with some Christmas cookies. While we’re chatting, Bash wakes up, so I pick him up and he goes back to sleep on my shoulder
My friend leaves and I realise I haven’t eaten all day, so I put Bash down and make some food. Archer wakes up asking for a water bottle, so I get him one and put him back in bed – he falls asleep. Bash is awake and squirmy, so I eat really quickly before it turns into actual crying.
He doesn’t! He just falls back to sleep. I finish the laundry, then enjoy the last little bit of my break.
Archer’s awake. I make him some lunch, then I clean the house while he eats it. Yes, he has more iPad, gee this is really not making me look very good haha
The house is tidy, Archer is finished, and Bash is still sleeping; I move us all in to the playroom to play with toys and take a screen break.
I forgot to change Archer back into undies, so we go do that. Then I make myself a cup of tea
Bash wakes for boob. Archer keeps playing while I feed him
I change Bash’s nappy, then take him back to the play room for some tummy time. Archer goes in time out for head butting me
Archer’s out of time out, and Bash is hating tummy time, so we head outside. We set up the pool and Archer digs in the sand with his diggers. Can’t wait to set up his new sand pit for Christmas!
Dad’s home!!!!! We chat about his night/day (he was on guard) while Archer plays, then he goes for a shower. Bash falls asleep again.
J takes Bash inside, and I help Archer clean up; it’s just too hot outside!
I swap with J. He goes and gets Archer, then dries and dresses him; and I put Bash into his bed.
Bash wakes up – ahhh! I set up Bob the Builder for Archer (ugh, more TV – judge away), then sit down to feed Bash. J has fallen asleep in Archer’s bed.
Bash has finally fallen asleep. I dare not move, so I rewrite this post, based on the photo times because it somehow all got deleted.
I put Bash down. Archer’s movie is finished, and dad has woken up, so the two of them play crazy games in the playroom. My notes for this post got deleted AGAIN, so I rewrite them AGAIN – very annoying. Then I order the groceries for our Christmas day food.
I start dinner. The boys keep playing, and Bash keeps sleeping!
Dinner is ready – fish tacos!
Archer requests a bath; J does the dishes while I give him one. I can’t believe Bash is still sleeping!
Archer gets out of the bath, dried and dressed. He goes to Bash’s room to say goodnight; “goodnigh’ Bash. I wuv you. Ha’ sweet dweams!”; seriously. I nearly explode with the cute-ness.
We have a story – Archer cuddles the baby from the book – too cute again. Then I say goodnight, but he doesn’t want me to leave, and I don’t want to battle, so I stay. J comes to say goodnight, and he stays for a minute too.
Archer won’t go to sleep, he keeps wanting to play and be silly, and as cute as that is, it’s not why I stayed. So amidst tears, I leave :( he seems close to sleep, and Bash is still sleeping, so I take the opportunity to shower.
He walks into our room. I’m in the shower, so I’m not sure what his reason was, but J takes him back to bed.
I get out of the shower, dressed etc. Bash is crying, so I grab him and change his nappy.
Archer comes out again; “I have to give him [Bash] his dummy!” J takes him back to bed again. I sit down to feed Bash.
Sebastian’s done, so I go search for J. He’s fallen asleep in Archer’s bed. I leave them and go put a face mask on, then Bash and I “play”.
J comes out and we all play/hang out.
J changes Bash’s nappy while I wash off my face. Then we set up the Netflix and J paints while I settle Bash.
I can’t stay awake any longer, I try to dream feed Bash, but he’s too asleep, so I just put him in his bed, and immediately fall asleep.
so soon :( Bash is hungry. So I feed him and change his nappy.
I’m just putting him in his bed when J comes in; we both go to sleep.
More boob for Bash. Archer is in our bed, I have no idea what time he came in, but he’s laying sideways, I turn him around and we all go back to sleep
Archer is in my face asking for the ipad, I give it to him, feed a squirmy Bash, then go back to sleep.I have no idea if J does too, or if he just stays up from here.
Time to wake up for good. That night was a lot worse than normal; normally Bash has a feed around 10, then one at 3, and then sleeps until 6 or 7; so I’m tired, but nothing some caffeine can’t fix.