R2BC – New Year, new start

A shiny new year means a good point from which to start afresh with actually trying to participate in R2BC each week.

My reasons to be cheerful this week:

  • It’s 2013! A new year and a new chance to start again. I suppose it does not need to be a new year to do that, but the end of one year and the start of the next seems to draw a neat line between the two.
  • Little O is growing more and more into a little boy each day. Tantrums and meltdowns are increasing too, but hopefully with each one that happens we are getting better at dealing with them.
  • I have five and a half weeks to make the most of before I head back to work in mid-February.
  • Baby E slept through the night last night! His night sleep has been erratic these past four or five weeks (starting with waking at 5am, then 4am, then 3am and now settling at waking at 1am each morning and then settling back down after about an hour and sleeping through to around 6.30am). After Little O, who has been (and still is) a fantastic sleeper, this has come of something of a shock. But last night he slept through for the third time in the past month – yay! Long may it continue.

So, there you go: a few reasons for me to be cheerful this week.

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart


    • Kat says

      Two nights in a row now – hooray! Even if it does not last, it has been nice to get some decent sleep for a couple of nights :)

  1. says

    Happy New Year, love the idea of R2BC! never heard of it before. Yay for a full nights sleep, I feel it’s in my range soon too here’s hoping.

    • Kat says

      Happy New Year! R2BC is great – I find it really helps me to put a positive spin on things. Fingers crossed that you get some full nights soon too. Two nights in a row for us now. Hoping for a third night tonight too :)

    • Kat says

      Crossing fingers and toes for a third night tonight. It makes all the difference to my mood the following day! I intend to spend most of my remaining days getting the apartment tidied up a bit more after our renovation – we’ve still got boxes piled up in the living room…

  2. Hanah says

    I feel your pain in regards to sleep! My son isn’t great as a toddler but was fab as a baby. My daughter was awful though so I hope you’ve got it cracked! X

    • Kat says

      Luckily, Little O is still a good sleeper at night. He did pretty much drop his daytime sleep when he was about two and a half (although if he’s been very active, he will still sleep at preschool, but never at home). Baby E has just been a different type of sleeper since birth. He’ll look like he’s in a routine and then bam! all change. And then it takes so much longer to get back on track again. We’ll see how he goes tonight – here’s hoping for a third good night!

  3. says

    all the best for 2013. hope that the sleepless nights are a thing of the past. it is so nice to be able to sleep well. my 8 month old is generally pretty good but occasionally wakes in the night and then i am so tired and grumpy the next day. xxx

    • Kat says

      All the best for 2013 to you too!
      Our third night did not pan out as hoped, unfortunately: another 1am wake-up call. Back to the drawing board! At least I feel okay this morning. Perhaps I am getting used to them and I feel tired when I get to sleep a whole night ūüėČ

    • Kat says

      Happy New Year! He tricked us on the third night by waking at 1am (again!) but then he has slept through the past two nights. Hopefully that means we’re heading in the right direction with his sleep :)