A life after 8pm?

It’s getting to the point where I can actually leave Lauren sleeping in bed and get back up again – recently I’ve been taking a book to bed and just reading as she’ll often wake a few times before she settles in for her first decent sleep, or just because I’m knackered and need an early night. Normally I shut down my computer because I know that’s it for the night for me.

Not the case these days! Scarily, Lauren sleeps on, regardless of whether I’m there or not (for an hour or two anyways). Last night I got back up and wondered what on earth to do with my time. It felt strange, and it’s going to take some getting used to.

I could spend more time with my husband, take the dog out for a walk, go see a movie, write some more, watch TV, or any number of other things. It just feels so odd to have that freedom though – I’ve forgotten what it was I used to spend my nights doing.

It’s still early days, and I know that she won’t sleep like that every single night from now on, but it’s the beginning of a new phase for me. Exciting times, once I get used to it anyways 😉


3 thoughts on “A life after 8pm?”

  1. It’s great that you’ll get a little time to pursue some of the things you’ve been neglecting, whatever that might be. Let’s hope that continues!

  2. Hi. I’m new to your blog. I was actually just blogging about the fact that I get locked into bed with my two kids. One, my toddler daughter, is okay if I get up after she falls asleep but my tiny boy, almost 7 months old, wakes up if I try to slip out of bed.

    I trust that this will all change and one day I will, like you, wonder what in the world to do with my time.

  3. Hi Leila, and welcome! Great to see another mum around 🙂
    Lauren took a long time to get used to me being gone, but like you said, in time it does come.

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