Thursday, January 9, 2014

'round 'ere







My super hot sister in law doing a spot of frolicking for Bohemian Traders. That'd be the Oversized Mythology Bag in Gypsy.

Man. I'm exhausted. Christmas and the new year have well and truly caught up with us here at The Beetle Shack and we're all feeling grumpy and sleep deprived. Team that with umpteen parties and functions, a stomach bug and now, some kind of sore throat lurgey, all in the past 4 weeks and we're taking about some serious under eye baggage.

I'm taking a moment to slow down this evening. We had pizza (margarita with extra oregano) for dinner and a cold cider currently resides in my hand. I'm about to flick on iview for approximately 20 minutes, then I'm going to bed.

Sleep tight friends. I hope your children wake you less than mine will.

xo em


11 comments:

  1. sweet dreams lady, I hope you get some good sleep soon. xx

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  2. Only sleep deprived Mums will do that stupid half laugh that I just did then. Sleep? Unbroken sleep, yeah right. Up there with unicorns and winning lotto

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  3. Just wait until they're teenagers ... then the struggle will be getting them OUT of bed ... I promise you.
    xx

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  4. Wishing you a sound night sleep. My youngest has been waking in the night and taking anywhere up to 3 hours to get back to sleep. It's exhausting. And annoying. Hope your night, is better than mine!

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  5. I thought I was in to something when my 8 1/2 month old slept for 8 hrs in Monday & only stirred a few times on Tursday but I was clearly wrong. We were back to normal last night ( broken sleep, crying from 2.30-4) & the very worst thing is I had a teeny tiny glimpse of how I feel after more than 3 hours sleep at a time.....it's gotta get better soon doesn't it?! My other 2 were perfect sleepers so I've got no clue whatsoever as to what is going wrong with number 3....I just pray/beg/bribe/worry it'll all be sorted before surprise baby number 4 comes in May.....May the sleep gods be with us Em xx

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  6. Anonymous - if you're going to post comments that aren't very nice, then you should be able to put your name to it. Stand up for your convictions. Or remember what your mother said about not saying anything at all if you can't say anything nice. Perhaps you weren't lucky enough to be taught manners?

    It is perfectly OK to have a glass of wine or a beer or even a cider when breastfeeding. My doctors told me the rule of thumb was if I wanted to have a glass of wine, to have a small one as I was doing the last feed before his big sleep. Alcohol won't enter the milk for about 30-60 minutes after you start drinking and will leave the body approximately 2 hours per drink.

    Therefore, a mother who has fed her baby and put them down for a sleep, knowing they won't need a feed for another 3-4 hours is being perfectly responsible by having a drink. To be extra cautious, the next feed could be an expressed one, but this isn't necessary.

    Em is a brilliant mother and all around awesome girl. I hope your horrid comment hasn't made her doubt this fact.

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  7. https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/safe-when-breastfeeding/alcohol-and-breastfeeding

    Here is a link from the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

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  8. I'd love to share a margarita or 2 with ya Em. x

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  9. Man, that bag is a stunner! I'm meeting two new SILs next week. So exciting!

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  10. My pregnant friend, due next month, asked me when my 15 month old daughter started sleeping through the night, i almost laughed & had to inform her that she has never slept through the night, not even close. She was horrified! My mum recently told me that i didn't sleep through until i was 5 years old so i might have a while to go yet. Enjoy your cider, you have earnt it :)

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em