My word of the week is “improving.”

With LM turning 3 months things are definitely improving, I am not saying life is totally easy but things are definitely better than they were. Her reflux is much improved and she does sleep well at night so I really shouldn’t complain (though of course I do as I am still shattered by the looking after of a baby and toddler ;)).

After a good start at playgroup things with Monkey went a bit downhill and last Friday I was very much questioning whether it was the right thing to do. Thanks to the lovely supportive ladies on Facebook who reminded me it would get easier, which it did, that day in fact. We seemed to hit rock bottom, and then turn a corner and when I picked him up on onday afternoon he didn’t even cry (he had balled when I dropped him off) and keeps telling me he loves playgroup. So I know it won’t necessarily all be plain sailing and there will still be tears, but things are improving.

My mood is improving too. I started off the week feeling really, really low. I went for dinner with some friends on Monday and it was lovely to see them, but it was a bit of a late night for me (home just after 10pm, so going to sleep around 11, rock and roll I know) and actually knocked me for six a bit. I just felt shattered and tiredness can take me to some very miserable places, mood wise and I am not that fun to be around. Add to that a baby screaming and a toddler coming down with a cold and I wasn’t at all cheerful.

I have pulled myself together a bit and have caught up on some sleep and am feeling a lot better about things. Things aren’t easy or perfect but wallowing and making myself feel down about it all doesn’t help anyone.

How has your week been?

The Reading Residence


13 thoughts on “Improving

  1. I’m totally with you on the tired front!, I have a 9 week old and a toddler too so I truly understand.
    I’m glad you are beginning to feel a little more positive and here’s to things continuing to improve ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  2. Good to hear that things are improving. I’m not looking forward to Little Man starting at nursery in case I have all of this (Boo loved it from day one, but she’s a very different child!). Glad that he seems to getting used to it, though, which must be loads better for you. And sleep, or lack of, can definitely affect moods, can’t it? If I get less than 6 hours, for 2-3 days in a row, I do start to feel it. Hope that things continue to improve for you next week xx Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Thanks lovely and I totally understand! He has done better than i thought he would to be honest and is acclimatising a lot quicker than I thought too considering what a clingy child he used to be. Hopefully Little Man will do the same when it is time for him to start ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  3. Good to know that your week has improved. I’ve been having really bad sleepless nights and it would be great if that would improve. So far, it hasn’t! Oh well… Blaming winter as always ๐Ÿ˜‰ #wotw.

  4. Wow that three months has flown by. I think it was three months when things started to improve with Little E, I felt like I could start to bond with her. Sorry to hear you were feeling down, I’m glad you have picked up. It can be so emotional can’t it?!

  5. It great to hear that you are ending your week on a positive note. Tiredness is a problem for most mummies but it also does us good to go out and catch up with friends and just have a break from the daily routines. Yes it’s tiring getting to bed late but i d say the fact you got out and did something for yourself has heavily influenced your improving mood. Hope you have a nice restful weekend.

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