Relaxation Zone

Timothy Sleepy Karma had only taken about a 20 minutes nap at Church in the baby corner this morning before I disturbed him by tidying up at the end of the service.   

Well this afternoon Mr Sleepy hadn’t fallen to sleep and it had gone past 3pm too late for nap taking.  I decided that with a very exhausted baby on my hands I’d have to be creative.  

I decided that Timothy needed to rest even though it was too late to sleep.  So by bringing out the playpen and filling it with a quilt from off one of the beds and other blankets and throws to create a comfortable space to relax.  I then filled the playpen with some of Timothy’s teddy’s 

Timothy seemed to really enjoy his relaxation zone.  

Yes and so did I and Tinkerbell!  

Well Tinkerbell didn’t last long in the relaxation zone.

Timothy is fascinated by Tinkerbell and Tinkerbell does like Timothy’s company but doesn’t like being prodded.  

The relaxation zone did pass a good period of time which perfectly help with keeping a Sleepy Timothy mostly happy and relaxed.  

Think I’ll be creating my relaxation zone on a regular basis.  

Happy Sunday Friends!  

  

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It’s creative Saturday

This morning my husband and I took Timothy to a sensory class which was happening free but you had to register your attendance.

It was a fantastic class which was full of performance, song, music, sensory play and a whole lot of enthusiasm and passion from the teachers who ran the class.  

Timothy was a little young still for the class however with that being said it did include elements which he was able to engage with properly.  
The room where the class took place had been wonderfully decorated.

We also adventured into another part of the room which was completely white and a harp was played as we transitioned into this space which was really beautiful that they would incorporate such an instrument into the magical performance.  

This class had clearly been well planned and amazingly delivered, it was actually very surprising just how incredible the whole experience was.  

It is so wonderful that we have these incredible opportunity to immerse Timothy in.  It really is fantastic as a parent that such companies and organisations exist, giving up their time to provide these experiences.  

A Very Happy Saturday Friends! 

Storage, it’s a big deal

When it comes to storage for babies and young children it is defiantly something which you can’t escape from needing however I think it’s extremely important to consider the type of storage.  

My main consideration is safety.  Having hard plastic or even wooden storage for toys can work well for your aesthetical storage needs however maybe not the best for little ones to have access to especially when older babies are rolling, crawling and or stumbling about its another hazard and especially with a number of babies around all wanting to see what they can take out of the toy box. 

If your on a tight budget or want something a little different using a pillow case to store toys can be perfect.  

I choose to use some brown storage boxes which hold a nice structure.  

They are easy for Timothy to get toys out and can be moved easily.  

These boxes also withstand crawlers and still bounce back to their original shape.  

This is without any damage to either baby or box. 

Today I bought some boxes for a baby corner at my husband’s Church.  Many of the storage boxes available at TKMaxx seemed to have this awareness built into their design.  

These storage boxes will be perfect to allow little hands to gain easy access to toys and idea if accidentally the boxes make a collision with any baby.  

The rim of the boxes contains a wire structure but the actual box is created using fabric which has structure yet simply crumples when pushed.  

Storage consideration need not only apply to children’s toys but containers used on a top shelf or in the car.  

Happy Thursday Friends!  

Hurry up lady

This morning Timothy and I enjoyed our Baby Sensory Class.  It was weather day today and we had so much fun.  Timothy especially enjoyed being under the wind sheet.  

Timothy had great fun exploring which makes him particularly tired.  

So after the class was over and Timothy was once again snug in the pram we headed back home.  Timothy fell asleep on route and I know that his morning naps will usually last anywhere from 30 till an hour so I pick up the pace on a gradient path which is ever increasing.  

Now I’m moving at a speed negotiating our way around people walking.  Now when you have a sleeping baby and you really need this nap time, time when people are walking slowly and hogging the pavement it isn’t helpful.  

I often feel like voicing my opinions ‘lady move out the way’ or ‘come on pick up the pace’. See every minute saved is a minute more I have at home to do the jobs I need to do or eat my lunch sat down.  

I managed to get around 35 minutes at home after 15 minute’s or there abouts sleeping on route as I try to encourage myself to walk quickly up the hill. 

So 35 minutes later we are back to fun and games.  

Followed by feeding time at the zoo.  Tinkerbell is a smart cookies and sits under the high chair I decided to put Tinkerbells bed so she could sit comfortably.  This feeding frenzy turned into a paper fest as Timothy grabbed a tissue out of my pocket as I walked past.  

After a very long day Tinkerbell is exhausted.  

I also feel like curling up however I’m on the evening, night and early morning shift.  

Oh and if my pager was a cry and moving baby on the monitor than I’m wanted.  On duty again.  

Happy Wednesday Friends!  

Friendly vs NOT

Last week my husband and I went to watch a film The Lion at the theatre which was a parent and baby friendly screening.  The film The Lion based on a true story of a boy in Indian who gets seperated from his family and is adopted by an Australian family.  

The film was incredibly moving and had an emotional ending.  It was actually really good that Timothy slept through all of the film except the first maybe 10 minute’s.

It was great to visit the cinema without worrying that Timothy might disturb someone.  We used to take Timothy when he was very tiny to the cinema and would just sleep and didn’t really do very much but now it would be increasingly more difficult so to find a cinema where baby noise and movement is not only tolerated but welcomed is amazing.

At the other end of the spectrum is when people don’t understand what having a pram with baby is like.  Especially those men who block a path with their van restricting the access which consequently means that I can’t take Timothy and Tinkerbell who sits under the pram out for our afternoon walk which  helps to Timothy to fall off to sleep and gives me an hour to do some job’s around the house.  

Today I wasn’t pleased the owner of the van who was man probably has never pushed a pram in his life and  highly unlikely that because of his lack of understanding had children to realise that nap time is very important.  The importance of nap time is elevated when your house needs all the toys picking up and the playpen removing from the kitchen.  
Well the van never moved and I ended up pushing Timothy and Tinkerbell past the front of our house again and again like some crazy person.  I’m sure the neighbours may of wondered but 17 minutes later when Timothy was asleep I got everyone back in to the house and while Timothy gave me an hour of sleep I tided the house and made chocolate and marshmallow muffins.  

So please people when you see that pram coming towards you take a moment to think about the Mummy who’s pushing it and park your van leaving enough room to get past.  

Happy Monday Friends!  

Valentine’s 

Today is the day of great love Valentine’s Day!  Timothy, Tinkerbell and I spent the day together.  

The day began with giving both my mini Valentine’s a bath, well Tinkerbell had a shower.  

After a morning of playing I decided to take Timothy and Tinkerbell to the park and put Timothy on the swing for the first time by himself.  

I would of loved to say that he had a fantastic time but I unfortunately can’t.  

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Timothy was tired and five minutes later once back in his pram was sound asleep.

The afternoon mirrored the morning with playing and a little baby-mummy dancing with smiles and giggles all around.  

This evening my husband came bearing food, flowers and sweet treats which was a lovely way to end the day.  

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

OCD in me

I’m sat with a sleeping baby on me.  I look wild and windswept.  

Timothy and I this morning walked into town.  

Timothy by around 9.30am had fallen asleep in his carrier.  

With it half term no classes are happening for Timothy until Friday.  I had decided that I’d buy what I needed to make an Easter door wreath which I’ve now made and will share tomorrow.  I can say I was pretty pleased with how it turned out and at a £6 bargain price tag you’ll want to make one too!  Sneak peek!  

Timothy and I have been playing.  

I hate mess I also find other people’s mess uncomfortable.  So being sat trapped looking at the mess of toys Timothy has made is making me want to lay Timothy down in his travel crib downstairs and tidy.  

However I don’t want to wake him as he really was exhausted and actually cuddling him while Tinkerbell sits looking up at the window is a good idea.  

15 minutes since the beast went off to the land of nod I think I should really tidy up because the OCD in me can’t stand it any longer.  

Happy Monday Friends!  

Baby Valentine

Today I took Timothy along to a special Baby Valentine class at Baby Sensory.  

The special Valentine class had such a magical feel about it and really gave me the opportunity to once again bond with Timothy in a special way.  

Lights, bubbles, glow sticks and lots of cuddles all the baby sensory wonders which mesmerised Timothy today.  

One of the most wonderful activities had to be when we danced with our babies.  I dance with Timothy all the time but the dance we shared today with the beautiful lights shining around us was very special.  As I held Timothy close, spinning and moving to the music I felt tearful,  tears of joy and happiness flowing over of how much I love him.  

As I write this it brings tears to my eyes simply thinking of the shear joy which that moment of closeness brought to me.  

This class I hope will remain in my heart for a very long time, most defiantly one of the best we have experienced together.  

Happy second Valentines Timothy and thank you for the dance.  

Happy Saturday Friends!  

My Little Pin Cushion

Today Timothy had his next set of injections well to be exact he had four!  

My husband came with me to the Doctors surgery as I just don’t do injections at all.  Timothy was already not feeling well and as we waited for our appointment he slept in his Daddy’s arms.  

The injection’s consisted of two in one leg and one in the other followed by one in the arm.  Our poor little pin cushion.  I couldn’t look, my husband had to hold Timothy it was horrible.  

So after this horrendous ordeal we went out to a newly open Chinese restaurant for a very late lunch.  Timothy had mixed emotions over lunch.  

Playing on the table seemed fun before the food arrived.  

Try some of the chicken from my noodle soup seemed positive.  

The food was absolutely delicious.  

We ordered a bottle of water and had this massive bottle arrive at the table.  

I wasn’t impressed how half way through my meal I realised that only the Oriental customers were given chop sticks so I asked for chop sticks and showed them that actually I have impressive chop stick skills.  I think that’s a little presumptuous on behalf of the restaurant because if that would of been a ‘English’ restaurant I’m sure they would of been in trouble for such cutlery stereotypes.  

After lunch my husband went to collect the car and I walked back home to give Timothy the opportunity to sleep which as we nearly arrived home he drifted off. 

Now this evening my little pin cushion is down for the night but I’ll most defiantly be seeing him at various intervals…Please sleep well for Mummy little pin cushion. 

Happy Thursday Friends!  

Politics

Yesterday I had planned not to take Timothy to his class in the morning as he’s not been well and waking up numerous times through the night which is isn’t fun for anyone.  

This morning I was feeling a little unwell and before 6am Timothy was ready to get up which is normally around the time we begin our day but today I just wanted a little rest as.  This however didn’t happen and the day began and to the group we went.  

I didn’t really want to take Timothy out but my unwell, full of beans boy clearly needed to go.  

The baby sensory class was as lovely as ever with all kinds of exciting lights, instruments, signing and singing with his little friends.  

Half way through the class as I fed Timothy I felt exhausted and after the class headed back home when on arrival Timothy was asleep.  

With a sleeping baby and an exhausted Mummy really only one thing is left to do, snuggle up with Tinkerbell in the family room…

…and watch Prime Ministers Questions.  

I didn’t watch it all as some woke up however just having a moment to rest before I had to become the lunch lady followed by the afternoon entertainment coordinator.  

My husband kindly made a delicious tuna with lentils dinner this evening which was perfect and I’m contemplating an early night.  

After watching Prime Ministers Questions I’m thinking of asking my husband to refer to me as the Right Honorable Lady not sure if it will stick.  

Happy Wednesday Friends!