We are a small, happy family of four. My husband, a baby, a dog and me. My husband works on a yacht. A large, luxury megayacht which tends to be based in some fairly fabulous places. The thing is, where the boat goes, we go! When she was was just eight weeks old our daughter, Coco, boarded her first trans-Atlantic flight and since then we haven't stopped. This is a blog of our rather unusual yet adventurous life. No two days are the same.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Shhh - time for sleep

I have a terrible feeling that Coco is weaning herself down to just one daytime sleep! Is it wrong that his upsets me so much?

She has always been a brilliant sleeper, 12 hours at night and two good sleeps during the day, one in the morning one in the afternoon. The one in the morning is at the perfect time for me to get showered and dressed, have a quick tidy, make a cup of tea, check emails and read/write blogs, maybe even do a bit of work! (shock horror!)

However, during this week the morning sleep started going down to just half an hour (not nearly long enough to do everything I am used to doing). This lasted for a couple of days and then she gave up on it altogether. I was hoping that it was because we had been confined to the house and she hadn't used up as much energy as normal but we are back to our usual frenetic selves and still, as I write this I can hear her up in her cot chatting away. I just popped my head around the door and she is sitting playing with Bedtime Buster and telling him, what sounds like, a very interesting story. Perfectly happy but definitely not asleep!

I'm not ready for this yet! I love having her up and about of course but I still need her to have both of those sleeps!

Oh well, I have a wardrobe of lovely clothes and it looks like I am never going to be able to get dressed again. Well, something has to go from my morning schedule and it can't be the blog!

This week has mainly been about books. Angus has been away so I have indulged my book craving, had some early nights and devoured Larsson's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. It was very good if not a little harrowing in places and I loved having that reading time again.

The rain meant that Coco and I have done more daytime reading than usual which she seems to have enjoyed more than I expected. She is getting much better at sitting still for long enough to read a book (without the help of a bottle of milk) and loves turning the pages. Yesterday, we stumbled across the added bonus of being able to meet a real life Spot for a bit of paw shaking. Coco took it all in her stride but seemed reasonably impressed.

Right, she is definitely not going to go to sleep - time to get her up and I'm still not dressed!


  1. When mine went down to one nap, I made sure it was a loooonnnnggg one. Good luck!

  2. One nap is actually a good thing. I wasn't looking forward to it either, but Alexa is now completely on one nap a day and it works perfectly since the nap is 2-3 hours long (and she still sleeps 12 hours at night). Just 30 mins after lunch she goes to sleep no matter where we are in the world. It honestly seems much easier now. Good luck.