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Sing me to sleep

May 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · lucy, music, oliver, sleep

When Hayley was first pregnant with Oliver I wrote a lullaby in anticipation of his/her arrival. We didn’t know whether we would have a boy or a girl, so I wrote two versions with just the name changed along with a few other words (making it more suitable for a boy or girl). I had […]

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Who’s a silly billy?

February 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · bedtime, oliver, sleep

This afternoon Oliver was round at his friend Cara’s house with Hayley and Lucy. As is more often the case these days, he went upstairs to play in his friend’s room. (Sometimes he’ll even tell the grown-ups to stay downstairs for good measure.) After a while Cara came downstairs sniffing and upset.“What’s the matter Cara?” […]

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Big girl’s cot

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments · lucy, sleep

Now that Oliver is in a bed, Lucy has upgraded from her original cot to inherit Oliver’s cot-bed. It is much more roomy. She slept in it on Sunday evening for the first time after I had to dismantle it to get it out of Oliver’s room. She has slept well since her move. A […]

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Big boy’s bed

January 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · bedtime, oliver, sleep

Yesterday Hayley took the kids out for the afternoon to give me time to re-arrange Oliver’s room and build his single bed. His “big boy’s bed”. (Not to mention picking up the mattress. It just fits into a Zafira over the top of the seats in case anyone should want to know for future reference.) […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | Lack of sleep ‘raises cold risk’

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · bbc, news, sleep

BBC NEWS | Health | Lack of sleep 'raises cold risk' Well tell me something I DIDN’T know!

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Bed hopping

January 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments · lucy, oliver, sleep

We’ve been doing some preparatory work today for some changes to sleeping arrangements in our house. No, Hayley hasn’t finally kicked me out to the spare room for my snoring, we have decided to upgrade our children’s beds. Oliver is still in his cot-bed which is still in its cot format. He likes to snuggle […]

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Tears, Tantrums and Christmas Carols

December 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Christmas, lucy, oliver, sleep, tantrums

No blog post for a few days? I’ll give you three guesses why. Sleep. Or rather the lack of it. For most of this week until last night, Lucy has been waking us for long periods of the night. It’s hard to tell with Lucy whether this is because she is ill or because she […]

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Battling

November 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments · illness, lucy, oliver, sleep

It’s been a tough few weeks and I think it finally took its toll on Hayley this weekend when she uncharacteristically was laid flat by a flu bug, rarely leaving her bed during the whole weekend. Even today she didn’t appear until the afternoon. It’s the most ill I’ve known her to be since Oliver […]

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Sixty to nought to sixty

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments · bike, food, nursery, oliver, sleep

Today I collected Oliver from nursery on my bike. It’s the second week running I’ve done this on Friday (for reasons that will become apparent sometime soon) and on both occasions I’ve been lucky to have glorious sunshine. On both occasions also we went direct to the playground in our local park for some fun […]

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Through a fog

October 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · illness, oliver, sleep

Oliver slept better after the inhaler and medicine, though he still shouted from his semi-slumbers without ever waking up fully. I feel like I spent the entire night listening for him. When I woke I was still “on alert”. But now I’m just tired, as if a goldfish bowl is round my head. Hayley reports […]

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