Dreamy Eyelashes

Zacks eyelashes... Kind of like the dreaminess of the focus. :)

 

Why is it always the boys who have these beautiful eyelashes, eh?

It’s downright cruel!

But Zack’s are just too bloody pretty to do anything other than melt when you see him close those sweet eyes of his.

Max’s are just as gorgeous, but he’s not willing to let me close enough to take a photo.

Or at least, not while he’s awake!

And sleeping is a bit of a bone of contention in this house at the moment.

As in, the little man just isn’t doing it.

He’ll go to sleep well at about 7-8pm, but is up anywhere between 11pm-2am FOR THE DAY.

It seems that the melatonin he’s given helps a treat at his initial bedtime.

He’s actually started bringing me his jammies and his blankie and a fresh nappy, asking “beh pweeez” once he’s had it in the evenings!

Which is bloody wonderful!

He’s also now drinking out of a cup-with-straw (any cup, with any bendy straw) which is a bloody miracle as before that it was only one particular sippy cup which have since been discontinued that he’d drink out of!

And he’s handling bath time, as I mentioned last week, or the week before.

Not to mention yesterday he LET ME CUT HIS HAIR!!!

Touching the head is a Very Bad Thing, but yesterday, with the help of The Avengers Assemble (he adores the Hulk), and a video on youtube I showed him first so he knew what was coming, he sat down, crying the whole way, bless his little heart, and LET me cut his hair.

I’ve yet to get a photo of him.

He’s been in a hide and seek mood today.

But it’s been done!

So my boys with their dreamy eyelashes are in the land of nod for now, and I thought I’d take the time out to sit down and let you know how well my boy is doing.

Hopefully he’ll start sleeping better soon.

It does tend to be that after a period of learning new things, while not sleeping through, he has a couple of weeks of actual sleep.

Fingers crossed that starts soon.

Really soon.

Now I’m going to go try to get a bit of sleep.

And hope that I get some decent dream-time in.

It’s about time I got to sleep for more than 3-4 hours in a row!!

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12 Comments

  1. January 28, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    Definitely you need more than 3-4 hours: I was sinking with 5-6, but am getting more at the moment thanks to mostly giving up on ‘me’ time, since nothing is enjoyable when you’re terminally sleep deprived!
    PS Smiley has the best eye lashes in this house – she has to be different as usual 🙂

    • January 29, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      There’s always one who strays from the crowd! ;)I’m pretty much at the point I’m starting to do the same. Give up my me time that is.
      Have spent the last 2 mornings while Max has been at nursery catching up on sleep for 2 hours. >_<

  2. January 30, 2013 / 5:52 am

    Glad to read of so many good things.Hope you got a good rest.
    Isn’t it amazing how youtube has a video for just about anything?

    • January 31, 2013 / 6:09 pm

      It is that! Unfortunately he was up at 3am as is the norm these days. I slept right through the school run and the boys were both that knackered I just kept them off. Such is our life at the moment! >_<

    • January 31, 2013 / 6:11 pm

      Did he go through a phase of getting really very aggressive with frustration too? I feel like I’m drowning here at times! >_<

  3. January 30, 2013 / 10:51 am

    Sending you lots of strength – lack of sleep is a killer.

    • January 31, 2013 / 6:12 pm

      Oh tell me about it! He’s been up from 3am this morning. Ugh!

    • January 31, 2013 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks Danielle, I am as always! They’re my boys after all! 🙂 xx

  4. January 30, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    My sympathies. I have been in this twilight zone of no-sleep with my older one for almost 11 years. He’s also on melatonin. Does your son want to go to bed at 7pm? or does he want to sleep because you give him melatonin at that time? Just wondering if shifting the bed time to a later slot might give you more time to sleep?

    • January 31, 2013 / 6:15 pm

      I’ve tried moving it to much later, up to 9pm and he’s such a nightmare to deal with from about 5pm onwards, I just can’t cope with the constant crying and lashing out that goes on. Plus his big bro needs to go to bed at a decent time, but also stay up later than the wee man so he gets that bit of privilege time, you know?It doesn’t seem to matter when I put him to bed… he still wakes anywhere between 11pm and 3am. >_< x

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