Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Dear Readers,

Nick and I have been blessed. The last few days we have been blessed with a magical and rare mythological beast. We have been blessed with a sleeping child!

I’m not just talking the standard 12 hours we have come to expect from Busby. I’m talking a full-on teenager-esk 15 hours worth of sleep!!

Two days in a row!

On Friday morning I awoke slightly worried that I could hear the school children flocking to the school on our road. Checking the time (08:37am) I tiptoed into Busby’s room, only to find her snoring away cuddling Flopsy bunny.

I made my way downstairs, put on the kettle and prepared my breakfast… convinced that she’d wake up once she heard me clomping about.


With a hot cup of tea and breakfast in hand, I returned up the stairs and climbed back into bed. “Now is the time,” I thought as I took my first sip of tea, “Now is the time when she will wake.”


I flipped open the iPad and laptop. I did some blog promotion. Some freelance work.

Not a peep.

I got changed into (relatively) clean clothes. I brushed my hair. I applied some make-up. I checked the time: 9:40am. “Surely,” I thought as I made the bed, “Surely she will wake up soon.” 


Brushing my teeth in the bathroom, I heard her stir.


I was greeted with a huge smile, a nappy full of poo and a very hyper baby.

Saturday morning was the same. Nick and I shared a hot cup of tea in bed together (this is not an euphemism) and looked very confused at the Busby sized hole between us.

“What do we do?” we asked each other.

“May I suggest Owl Babies?”

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  1. 28th October 2013 / 8:00 am

    Your so lucky!! Your LO needs to teach my LOs about the joy of sleeping and blessing Mummy and Daddy with unbroken sleep! lol! Great post! #magicmoments x

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:09 am

      Haha sadly it didn’t last when the clocks changed! xx

  2. 28th October 2013 / 8:03 am

    A magic moment indeed! I am blearily waiting for my hot cup of tea promised by my husband while L stares at the ceiling and touches her toes! She slept through. Mummy did not.


    • 28th October 2013 / 9:09 am

      The wind was crazy last night – I didn’t sleep through either xxx

  3. 28th October 2013 / 8:13 am

    Wow, lucky you! As I’m reading this having been woken at 5.30 by my daughter today, I am trying to be delighted for you and share in your joy, and not feel a tiny twinge of envy..!

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:10 am

      I’m sorry! It didn’t last AND she was up during the night last night due to the storm. Obviously karma for posting this 😉 xx

  4. 28th October 2013 / 9:07 am

    9.50am is amazing!!! Although I completely understand about the baby shaped holes you miss when you’re not used to it 🙂

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:11 am

      It really is… Damn clocks changing! I was enjoying that extra time… xx

  5. 28th October 2013 / 9:17 am

    excellent. Mine seem to have regressed. My 5 yo shouts “is it morning?” at regular intervals from 6am. UNless it’s a school day then I have to wake him.

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:31 pm

      Oh no! Definitely the wrong way round! xx

  6. 28th October 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Oh my goodness I am SO jealous after only 3 1/2 hours sleep on Saturday night due to Sam waking! Lucky you 😉 xx

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:31 pm

      Eek – not fun! Last night wasn’t great to be honest – damn wind! xx

  7. 28th October 2013 / 1:08 pm

    Those peaceful moments are amazing aren’t they? Enjoy! Visiting from #MagicMoments 🙂

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:32 pm

      They really are wonderful 🙂 It’s a rare occasion that we get to have tea in bed together anymore xx

  8. 28th October 2013 / 1:38 pm

    wow thats amazing!! we have yet to have this mythical beast …… one day!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:32 pm

      Haha – one day!

      My pleasure – thanks for hosting xx

  9. 28th October 2013 / 7:10 pm

    Fabulous! Our 7yo already sleeps like a teenager, but our other two are early risers – but they both sleep well, so can’t really complain 🙂 Hope it lasts for you… And that you get more hot cups of tea! #MagicMoments

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:32 pm

      Amazing!! Thanks lovely 🙂 xx

  10. 28th October 2013 / 9:02 pm

    That is amazing – you spoke to soon – I hope she goes back to sleeping for you – I also hope my karma for writing this is that my 3 year old will sleep past 5! lol #MagicMomnts

    • 28th October 2013 / 9:33 pm

      Indeed I did… Fingers crossed for tonight as I have to be on the bus to work at 7am tomorrow! xx

  11. 30th October 2013 / 7:50 pm

    Oooh you lucky thing! Wonder if she’s having a growth spurt?

    • 2nd November 2013 / 4:50 pm

      Probably! Sadly the 15 hours of snooze time has stopped now… it was lovely while it lasted xx

  12. 30th October 2013 / 10:09 pm

    Can she have a word with mine please? They have been waking up pre-6am and we all know that’s just plain wrong…

    Enjoy your extra kip!

    • 2nd November 2013 / 4:50 pm

      Oh dear!!

      Thanks 🙂 xx

  13. 1st November 2013 / 7:27 pm

    I can sense you happiness and surprise from here! Wishing you many more hot cups of tea in bed 🙂

    • 2nd November 2013 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks Jess 🙂 Sadly the 15 hour stints didn’t continue but it was lovely for those two days 😉 I shouldn’t have written about it obviously! xx

  14. 4th November 2013 / 7:45 pm

    This is amazing, who ever has had a word in her ear can you send them our way. I would have liked that much sleep myself.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

  15. 6th November 2013 / 5:26 pm

    It really is the BEST feeling when this happens! I remember it well. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

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