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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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Sleep is for the weak!

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My blogging mojo has been a little sporadic lately and this has more to do with a lack of sleep than a lack of blogs! Its ironic that with the amount of hours we have been awake, that I dont have blog posts coming out of my ears but it is official, the littlest member of the Lilypad family has decided that sleep is for the weak.

Sleeping Baby Girl

Our little angel is totally adorable, a complete cutie and a true gift to our family. She is interesting, funny, chatty and gorgeous but apparently she likes an early morning party. Everyone tells you that no two children are the same but with my first daughter being a text book baby, sleeping 7pm to 7am, I was quietly smug in my abilities to create a routine and I will hold my hands up and say I was so wrong. (This maybe the only time you ever hear me utter these words, so it maybe wise to keep this blog post).

In the early hours of this morning I was woken with the little lady shouting me to "come get me" and once my eyes were open, I automatically reached for my phone to check the time and saw that I had emails, messages and social media notifications. Now admitedly I should have be wondering why I was getting all these messages in the middle of the night but you have to be thankful for a permanent broadband connection eh? Technology is such a big part of our everyday life now, it seems crazy to think that it doesn't seem all that long ago I was using a dial up on the computer to access the internet once a day.

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But I digress .... I sometimes think that the light nights have woken the little one, so as the dark nights draw in more and more, maybe we might just get a little more sleep. Although with the threatened power black outs, it looks like we might all be in the dark ..... which might also put an end to the midnight emailing too!

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  1. Both of my boys have slept like that - or not as is the case - but I always console myself with their having eaten brilliantly, coz they say you get one or the other. I've even tried leaving the heating off until he's woken naturally in case it's that which wakes him - if it helps? xx

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  2. I am totally guilty of checking my mail/media when I wake up in the night. I used to be able to do it on the sly but since the last AWFUL i-phone update it lights up like a Xmas tree and Mr B tells me off.

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  3. Fingers crossed the dark nights help. xx

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  4. I need sleep so much - the impending clocks changing at the weekend fills me with dread too - but least it falls over the holidays this year. Hope you get some sleep soon.

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  5. I have to admit I was a demon for being online during the night feeds when mine were babies - if I have to sit up awake feeding I may as well be productive were my thoughts!

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  6. I couldnt cope without sleep so feel your pain.

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  7. Sleep is for the week is this household's motto too! Isn't it funny how the first thing we do in the morning is reach for our phone to see what's come in overnight?

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