Thursday, 28 November 2013

Making time for baby


Second babies don't have it the same as their older siblings. They are often having to fit around their siblings schedule as well as their parent's. Whilst, in Alfie's case at least, it seems to make them much more flexible than their older brothers or sisters, it does mean that they sometimes miss out on such a strong routine and the like.


Having had visitors for the last week and a half (hence the lack of writing on here) and with Alfie often having to fit around his brothers routine, I decided that today would be Alfie's day. A day in which I would focus purely on him (his big brother is sleeping at his dad's tonight). It meant I could be sure he would manage two solid sleeps and lots of playing, singing and as Alfie loves to do, dancing.



He's teething pretty badly today, as you can probably spot from the rosy cheeks and excessive dribble, so it's been a good day for a bit of quiet time and play. I've been attempting to get the boy's room in to some sort of normality after I had to use the space under Milo's bed to store a load of stuff and so we haven't been playing in the room much. Today, Alfie and I have been hanging out in there though and it's been nice to have a little change of location from the living room.



Alfie's been enjoying playing with big bro's toys without Milo moaning at him or snatching them away (shhhh don't tell Milo) and he even had a play on Milo's bed, deciding to pull down most of Milo's books from his bedside bookshelf.



I must make sure to make the most of just me and Alfie time. These months are so precious and so fleeting. I'll definitely be adding 'make time for baby' to the 'To Do List'



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8 comments:

  1. I love it! :) I also have this on my 'to-do' list. It's not as if I don't spend every waking minute with Tibby; it is simply that I wish I had the energy to make every moment a learning one.

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    1. Ah, if only we had the time eh! I think, however, that them realising we can't possibly give them our attention every moment of the day is a lesson. Let's face it, they will have to get used to that for the future.

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  2. Alfie is ADORABLE! And growing up so fast :-)

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    1. Thank you and yes, it is going ridiculously fast!

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  3. Poor Archie gets very neglected as I never have time with just him! He has fitted well into our little routine though. Looks like a lovely day

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    1. Life as a second child eh! It's amazing how well they adapt though.

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  4. He's so cute. The first year goes by too quickly.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it is just flying by!

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