Firstly I have to start by thanking everyone who read my 12 hour day shift & 12 hour night shift blogs. I have decided to do an updated version of this but this time in pictures. My plan was to upload this blog last night while Spencer was in bed. The past 2 weeks Spencer has gone to bed at 8pm and stayed there until waking up at 11pm – bliss!! However, As you know, you just can’t plan things with babies!!! Spencer stayed awake and unsettled until midnight last night!! So here goes…
5.30am – Spencer woke up. I wasn’t quite ready to wake up just yet so after lots of trying to get him back to sleep, I gave up and let him in bed with me for another hour (he went back to sleep!)
6.45am – Spencer is awake. This time I get up to feed, wash and dress Spencer for the day and have a 15 min play/chat.
8am – Spencer goes to sleep in his swinging chair giving me time to shower, wash and sterilise bottles, have breakfast and get ready for the day.
All the above I do not have pictures for as originally stated. This is simply because it was just too early!
9am – We’re both up and ready for the day. As you can see Spencer woke from his nap all grumpy!!
9.30 – After a bottle it is time for some tummy time and play time (supported by Archie)
12:45 – Spencer is getting ratty and tired. Nap time!! Usually this 45 mins I do housework etc but today I decided to nap with him!! After just 20 mins in his own bed Spencer woke and would not settle so he got into bed with me!! (And the dog!)
2.30pm – Mummy’s first cuppa of the day!! (Of course, by the time I got round to drinking it, it was cold!)
4pm – I am acting tired so Mummy put me in my Moses basket to nap but instead I was cheeky and gave her cheeky smiles!!
8.30pm – Andddd chill….
Usually from this time Spencer stays asleep until around 11 when he wakes for a feed and goes back to sleep again. Tonight however, he woke at 9 and did not settle down until midnight!!… What was different tonight to any other I do not know!