Harper is 32 months old, Charlie is 7.2 months.
4am: I wake up to Harper screaming and crying, I go in to find him in a panic after having a nightmare, apparently snuffy was going to eat him up. I bring him to our bed, and Charlie wakes up. I spend the next half an hour trying to fed Charlie back to sleep, while keeping Harper quite.
5am: Matt's alarm goes off, and he gets up for work. Harper's still awake but Charlie is asleep.
6am: Finally Harper goes back to sleep, so do I until 45 minuets later when Charlie wakes up, I fed her and we get up, leaving sleeping Harper in our bed.
I make Charlie and myself some breakfast we eat in the lounge room.
Charlie finishes her breakfast.
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Over the next half an hour I get the kitchen cleaned while Harper plays, Charlie talks in the cot, if she gets upset I go in and put the dummy back into her mouth until she falls to sleep.
9.10am: Charlies asleep. I use this time to have a shower, Harper plays in the bathroom while I wash my hair, he watches me shave my legs, (lets be honest this kind of thing doesn't happen very often, and he's quite entertained).
9.30am I get out of the shower to find Charlie awake, she never sleeps for long. I get her up and feed her. She isn't interested in feeding, I'm not sure if she's getting more teeth or distracted, but rest assured she always makes up for it at night.
I take Harper to the toilet, although he's potty trained, he sometimes forgets to tell me when he needs to go, so its up to me to remember.
I promptly make breakfast for Harper. Charlie plays on the floor while Harper eats and I talk to my mum on the phone.
10.15am: Charlie is getting upset, she gets frustrated being so close to crawling. I look ousted to see its still raining. I decide to put Charlie into the swing to, while Harper and I cook a vegan beetroot cake.
2.15pm: Charlie is starting to get tired, I put her to bed before she falls asleep in the carrier. Before long Charlie falls asleep, and Harper hops into the carrier. After a while I try to coach him out but he won't budge so I sit on the couch to type this post with him in the carry. The lost sleep from last night is really showing in Harper's behaviour today. Harper starts to fall asleep on my knee, but if I let him sleep now there is no way ill get him down tonight. I feel guilty for not letting him sleep, but if I don't get some time to myself before I go to bed, I may go insane.
4pm: Charlie is getting fussy, she does around this time most days, all the cat napping catches up and she is so tired. I run a bath and Matt and I bath the kids. I get Charlie dressed and she goes into the rocker while Matt stays with Harper so he can have a longer bath.
5pm: The roast is still not ready and Harper is hungry, I decide to make him something else for tea. Charlie sits on my knee and eats the crust of some toast.
5.20pm: I take Charlie to our bed where I lye down next to her and try to BF her to sleep, tonight she is taking awhile to settle so I get Matt to lye down with her. I get up and give Harper a bottle of rice-milk, he goes to the toilet and I brush his teeth.
5.45pm: I read Harper a couple of books in bed, then I sing to him and play with his hair until he falls asleep. (This started about a month ago when he started to become scared of the dark) I cannot leave him until he falls asleep or he will just get up.
6pm: I finish cooking tea, Matt comes out once Charlie is asleep. We eat tea.
6.30pm: Charlie wakes up and I go into the bedroom where I feed her back to sleep, she wakes up 4 more times before 9pm each time I fed her back to sleep, in-between feeds I watch TV, read blogs and edit photos. Matt and I attempt to watch a movie but tonight Charlie won't settle so I head to bed exhausted.
Charlie co-sleeps with us at night, each time she wakes up I feed her back to sleep, most nights she averages 3 to 4 feeds before getting up around 6.30am.
I hope you enjoyed joining us today, this is a semi normal day for us. Sometimes we go out and meet friends, or go to a zoo, but most days we are here... at home, cleaning, baking, playing and fighting. If I spend to much time at home I start to go crazy, (so does Harper), but its nothing a drive or even dare I say it...a grocery shop can't fix.
This age is crazy fun, Charlie is adorable! 7 months is a great age. Although Harper could do with some more sleep, he is fun, loving and such an incredible sensitive big brother. They are both learning and growing so quickly I can't keep up. And one day when I'm old and don't have the sound of little feet on the floor, I'll wish I could complain of being tired because a baby kept me up. Happy Monday people.
You can read my last day in the life here.