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What a weekend, J had started climbing out of his cot, he only did it once on Thursday where he fell out but that was enough! Luckily when he climbed and fell out, Dave was re-stacking the nappy stacker and had the box of new nappies out and open, and that was what he fell onto.
Time to move into a bed:I was a concerned putting him into a bed, for a couple of reasons;
We have a good routine where he self settles after cuddles for his nap and sleep over night, and worried he wouldn't still do that when he can get out of bed. He also tended to maneuver himself to sleep along the headboard of the cot so could he keep falling out of bed. These concerns outweighed the risk of him climbing and hurting himself, so I dismantled the cot and turned it into a bed on Saturday.
I was counting my blessings that I decided to get a cotbed and not just a cot, so the conversion only took me around 40 minutes
I took the opportunity to sort his room out a little as well.
When he woke up this morning, I could hear him chatting and playing with toys on the monitor, so I assumed he got off his bed and wandered to his toys, to my surprise he was sat on his bed and the toys in his boxes wern't out at all, so I don't think he got off the bed.
Today, each time he has gone into his room, the first thing he does is climb up on his bed and sits on it. Nap time today went without a hitch and he self settled like normal tonight!
The left over cot bits:I decided that the extra bits of J's cot that was taken off, I would reuse and make a babygate for the top of the stairs, as couldn't use a normal baby gate because of the stairs and my mobility issues - I was pleased with myself
I've been hard at work and given my blog a facelift, very purple and very me.
I had to add a little bit of my boy to the design, so his favourite toy is peeking out from my tablet that is docked. As he calls him 'mar mar'. We got him on one of our trips to the mamas and papas factory shop, where Dave got bored and started putting things in my basket. He is harder to shop with sometimes than kids! Marv the soft toy robot 'jumped' into the basket. Now J loves it and wont go to sleep without him.
It is funny to think of the little stories attached to simple things.
Hope you all enjoy the change!
J has turned 2!! had a little party at my house with the friends and babies I met in special care, the sunday before his birthday. We did have the plan to all meet up at a play gym but there had been quite a few cases of hand,foot and mouth and since J gets affected really badly by any virus he get ( having spent a few times in hospital with simple viruses) decided I would hold it at home at the last minute. I did enjoy turning my front room into a mini play gym though!
On his birthday we took him to Tropical World in Leeds, and that is a good value day out, though still had renovations happening, J still enjoyed it loads, then took him to build a bear at the build-a-bear workshop in the White Rose Centre.
He got some nice presents including the tablet we brought him new from ebay. Now he has had it for a few weeks and being using it quiet frequently , have started a review on this one so watch this space!
If work, being a mum and a step mum doesn’t keep me busy enough, I had to apply for permanent residency in the UK, also called indefinite leave to remain as my visa here ends on the 22nd of may.
At least now with the application lodged, I can continue to work as my visa status continues even after it runs out while the Home Office decides my application. Having it lodged has taken a semi weight off my shoulders, as we are a single income family, so me having to give up work would put us in a bit of a pickle. Crossing everything they accept my application!
Things should calm down a bit ( touching wood here) so I can blog more again as have a few reviews I want to do; including Zoodles( an kids app on both mobile devices and pc's) the tablet and a smart trike. Also would like to work on the theme of my blog to make it more 'me'.