30 April, 2012

Let sleeping babies sleep...

I've been having a tough time lately - nothing too drastic, but in my little world, it's been tough for me.
You see, bubba hasn't been napping. I've tried every trick in the book, I've even tossed him into the pram & pushed the ruddy thing for two hours and the little bugger still wouldn't sleep.  So I gave up. Yep, hate to admit this but I did.  BUT, in doing so, I was actually able to see something, I saw that things aren't that bad. Sure I don't get 2 hours to myself every lunch now but hey, he sleeps from 7pm to 7am every day plus on Sundays (for some reason) he sleeps in until 9am!  How can I complain about that!  
My solution is now to lay him on the sofa with Lionel his soft toy (made by his Nanna), I gently blow on his hair, this distracts him enough to settle down. I can then sit on the couch beside him  (cos he won't let me walk away). He may not sleep for 2hours anymore but I'll settle for 40mins of nap!  In these 40 minutes he gives me each day, I sit there & knit or crochet or even read - ahh, reading (yay!).
And let's face it, if he was tucked away in his cot, I'd miss taking photo's like the one above - how cute is that!!
I may miss my long 2 hour lunch breaks with equaled 'me' time but maybe in the future, it's something I can look forward to again.

Question:  Do you give yourself a lunch break if you mum all day at home or work from home? I mean a proper break with a lunch & a book etc?

Oh, by the way, the crochet behind his head wasn't done by me, it was crocheted by my hubby's Grandmother whilst she was in Aged Care, we have one on either side of our couch.