Last night, I wanted nothing more than to lay my extraordinarily heavy head on my pillow, and to drift off to dreamland. Unfortunately, my teething 13-month-old had other plans.
So, we sat awake together until well after 4 am.
Literally moments after little A finally fell asleep, I heard big A rustling through the sock drawer. It was already time for work.

I put some coffee on to brew, some for my mug and some for big A’s thermos, and began assembling his lunch. The baby was awake by the time I saw him off to work, so I was extra thankful for the hot cup in my hand.

Within an hour though, little A was cranky enough for me to try to lay down in bed and nurse him to sleep. And it was a success! Desperate to stick to our schedule in the hopes that he’d sleep tonight, I forced myself and little man up at 9:30. It was time for another cup of coffee, as I counted down the hours until nap time.

And then nap time rolled around. And my exhausted little boy went down without a fight.
As I tip-toed out of the bedroom, I breathed a sigh of relief when he stayed asleep. Finally. I could finally get some sleep.
I got myself cozy on the couch, and decided to wind down by catching up on a little Grey’s Anatomy (HUGE fan!). But, during the episode, I started thinking about how I really wanted to try a new recipe I’d been eyeing. Then I started wondering how long it’d been since I’d written a blog post. Nearly a week. I thought to myself.

I glanced at the clock, excited in knowing that little A would probably sleep for another hour or more. And I did what any mom, desperate for a little alone time, would do.

I put another pot of coffee on to brew.

Until next time,

  • Yes, I have always been like this with the babies – when they were finally asleep & I knew I should get some sleep, I would do one of the other tasks I felt I should be doing instead! #KCACOLS

  • I don't know what I'd do without coffee! Most days the first thing I do when my daughter goes down for her nap is stick the kettle on! x #KCACOLS

  • Andrew has slept through the night ONCE, and it was like the most amazing, miraculous thing ever. Oh no, it scares me knowing the molars are right around the corner…

  • Thank you so much! Until then though, I'll keep chugging this coffee (:

  • Haha, big A is my husband 😛
    I definitely don't have two kids-or else I really never would sleep. Haha

  • Greys is like the BEST SHOW ON THE PLANET!!!! Sorry, can you tell how much of a fan I am? 😛

  • Blogging completely overtakes your life!!!! It's constantly on my mind, and it's the one main thing I always need to do at naptime. We can sleep when we're dead (:

  • Sleep is so elusive!! On weekends when I'm home with the little guy I always wish I could just lay down when he does, but I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO! Like blogging. SOOO much blogging to do. So no sleep for this tired manma ever.

  • I was the same – I'll nap when he naps – then I'd end up doing housework or preparing or watching GREYS (I'm obsessed)! #stayclassy

  • Hahah YES. I do the exact same thing. I am desperate for sleep and then once the little one finally goes down, I think, hmmm I'll just check Twitter really quick, then get caught in a whirl wind of blogging and social media. I can only imagine what it's like when you have two children, trying to get them both to sleep to have a moments peace, I praise you! Thanks for sharing with #StayClassy!

  • Coffee is a lifesaver and helps us fiction. I hope the teething isn't too long and you.get some well earned sleep X #kcacols

  • Feel for you. Arthur is 16 months and has never slept through the night. He still breastfeeds in the night too and when he's teething this tends to be very frequently! We had some molars cut last week and he cried in pain from 7-10pm then 2-4 then was up at 5am. Nasty teeth! He tends to sleep for about an hour in the morning (his one nap of the day) and I'm always trying to work out whether to use that time to blog or sleep! (If I'm not working!) #KCACOLS

  • Oh I wish you'd been able to switch off – sounds like you need it – you poor tired mummy – I remember not well but it does pass and oh my word coffee helps – to still helps me through the waiting up for the teens to get in and for getting through the manicness of the day! Hope the teething passes soon #KCACOLS

  • I know exactly what you mean. The blogging world does keep you up at night doesn't it despite how ever tired you are. lol! Do look after yourself before the blogging world consume you. Big Hugs. xx

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  • Oh honey bless you! Get on that coffee. It's so hard when they won't sleep and then when they do you're not sure which job to get done first! Take it easy on yourself. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  • Min

    I have developed a serious coffee habit since becoming a parent. It has become a major addiction! So nice to have a bit of me time though, and coffee feels like such an indulgence at those times. #KCACOLS

  • Ha ha, coffee is the answer! It's amazing how when you think all you want to do is sleep, other things crop up!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  • LOVE it! We'd definitely get along in real life �� I just wrote a post last week on why tea makes the world go round (with the caveat it also applies to coffee, but I have to limit coffee to one a day)… Hope you've had some better nights sleep since writing this x #FabFridayPost