Friday is here again! Here is a little look into the little things I have loved from the past week. Enjoy!
This week I have started to read Gina Ford and look up baby routines online as I’d like to get Austin in some kind of pattern with daytime sleeps and also a bedtime routine. At the moment (he is 9 weeks old today) he goes up to bed when we do at around 10 or 11pm. I’ve tried a couple of different suggestions but he seems to need more sleep in the day than they suggest. Either that or the routines basically mean that sticking to them equals no social life at all!
When did you start a bedtime and daytime sleep routine and which one did you go by? Or did your child fall into their own routine? If so, at what age?
Austin seems to have no pattern at all! The only thing that remains constant is that he eats every 3 hours, but never at the same times each day as it all depends when he wakes in the night and when he gets up for the day.
I’m thinking of this:
Get up for the day every day at 7am and feed him straight away regardless of when he was last up to feed in the night. Then feed every 3 hours, again, regardless of anything else. That way I should at least know that he will feed at the same times every day and hopefully he’ll soon fall into the pattern I’m trying to achieve. So the day would be – Wake and feed at 7am, then feeds at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, then bath and feed at 7pm before bed. Then dream feed at around 10.30pm. Hopefully he would then sleep until around 3am and wake for a feed, then sleep again and wake for feed at 7am and so on. Daytime sleeps would maybe then find their own pattern between those times…I hope! Any tips anyone?!
Oh my gosh, this week I watched ‘Stammer School: Musharaf finds his voice’ this week and I’ve not cried that much at TV in years! (This may be something to do with the fact I’ve just had a baby) But WOW if you missed it, it’s worth a watch! Such an amazing transformation and a real feel good programme. Get watching! The full episode is here..
It was slightly warmer this week, so the guns came out (you know – suns out, guns out etc). This week has been all about white nail polish too! Austin came to Church this week and got to wore his newborn ear defenders – I could die they were so cute!! My Church is held in a theatre with a full band and is super loud so I have to protect those little ears!
I’ve put this song on here before as one I love, but it is also Austin’s favourite. I used to listen to it all the time when I was pregnant and if he’s ever cranky – especially in the car – all I have to do is sing this song and he’s quiet instantly!
I’ve still not got anywhere with making proper meals at the moment – this is the best it’s been lately!
I have a very exciting project coming up but I can’t say a thing just yet! Also Austin has a couple of exciting projects too. Watch this space over the next few weeks to find out more!