BIG thank you to the lovely Ursula, who is now known as the book fairy in our house! She's always supplied Oscar with magical books that he loves and has now sent both boys a treat - though Oscar has purloined Toby's book I'm afraid...I'm going to get it off him when he's not looking and put it away! So thank you Ursi - ring me and please let's meet up soon!
Have started putting Toby to bed at the same time as Oscar - Rob does Oz, I do Tobes...it's lovely but I can't work out when to cook dinner....any ideas? Rob gets home from work around 6.15 ish - Oz has his bath at 7 so I've been going to put Toby down at that time too but it means I can't cook until around 7.45 so we don't eat until 8.30 usually which is a bit late...and I can't work out how else to do it so ideas from you are useful.
Second thing you can help me with - I've always made music a big part of bedtime. When Oz was a baby he had a CD for bathtime and then a bedtime lullaby CD compilation that I made. I've been using the same lullaby one for Toby but I'm a bit bored of it and it isn't ideal - some songs are perfect, some aren't.
So challenge for you - suggest some nice bedtime lullaby type music. Doesn't have to be a kid's lullaby as such - keepers on the current CD are:
- Go To Sleep Little Baby (from Brother Where Art Thou)
- Baby Mine (From Dumbo - Alison Krauss version)
- Wonderful Baby (Don McLean)
- River Lullaby (From Prince of Egypt Disney Film)
- Child of Mine (Carole King)
- Dream a Little Dream (Mine and Rob's "song" - Mamas and Papas)
- Gold (Stevie Wonder - from The Outsiders)
- Hushabye Mountain (Dick Van Dyke)
- St Judy's Comet (Paul Simon)
I've got a couple of Louis Armstrong songs on the current mix that I love - particularly Kiss to Build A Dream On - but it's got a super loud trumpet solo in the middle - not so appropriate for lulling a baby to sleep!
Tell me your favourite sleepy songs - and I'll burn Toby his own compilation this weekend.
Ok - dinner tonight is chips from the chipshop - I'm so healthy....and then a bubble bath methinks as baby boy should stay asleep until at least midnight. (Last night he was awake after midnight every hour....his cough woke him and so I had a rough night. Early night for me!)
Look forward to hearing your ideas chums!