Monday, 5 November 2012

Toddlers and tiredness

I have a new bedtime. It's 8:30pm. As crazy as that is I'm finding that 10 hours of sleep is what I need to function decently during the day. I wake up feeling refreshed and have enough energy to somewhat keep my house clean.

Week 12 bump. My shirt does a pretty good job of hiding it :)

Noah has started this new annoying thing. When he's done eating or when he simply decides he doesn't want his food anymore, he throws it on the ground. At first I would just take his plate away but then he ends up not eating and I don't want to send a growing 1 year old to bed without eating. Does anyone have any suggestions of consequences for toddlers that worked well? Or book suggestions? Preferably something from Focus on the family or another Christian company? I'm a big fan of time out (worked like a charm when I was a nanny) but Noah's still too young to understand that concept I think.


On a happier note, we had a great weekend! Saturday morning we hit up Starbucks on the way to Costco so I could get my first gingerbread latte of the season. Mmm mmm good! We did a bit of Christmas shopping and then went over to meet the newest member of our family, little baby Jackson. Such a teeny tiny adorable little boy and oh so loved already. That evening we got together with my family and had Greek food. We decided instead of spending $15 a person at a restaurant we could combine efforts and make it ourselves. Turned out awesome and was a whole lot cheaper! Sunday after church we enjoyed lunch at Red Robins with friends (and without Noah!) to celebrate a friends birthday. Matt did end up going into work for a few hours in the evening, but Noah was out cold by 6:15 and I spent the evening in bed reading a book. All in all a good couple of days!

Well, gotta run. I've got home made french bread baking in the oven right now! We are having paninis for dinner :)


  1. I'm not a parent so I cant give too much advice, but my sister had her son in timeouts when he was 10-11months old. He understood that was he was doing was wrong and its worked ever since! If you think he is understanding, then I would give it a shot. You look cute with your little baby belly!

    1. Thanks Lynn. I'm definitely thinking of giving it a try. Do you k ow where she placed him for time outs? Crib?

  2. She put him in the corner, any corner close by and he suprisingly stayed there until she said he could come out. She didn't want to associate his crib with being in trouble so he would still want to go to bed! GOod luck!!