Our alarm clock goes off around 6am, and by alarm clock, I mean the first of the little people that we share a ward with wakes up, in turn waking us all.
A little chat and a cup of milk and possibly a cheeky episode of rhyme rocket on the laptop whilst Mummy adjusts to the bright lights and noise of a busy bay.
and we are ready for some serious playing. Archie in a walker and Dylan and I go through several boxes of puzzles, some cars, bubbles, colouring and stories before pausing for a snack. As Dylan isn't really wearing himself out, he is not interested in eating so much and breakfast is usually passed straight over.
Nap time for Archie which means I get onto Dylan's bed for some cuddles and more puzzles (you may notice puzzles cropping up a lot) We play with stickers and read his magazines.
Grandpa turns up to give me a little break and Dylan eats his lunch whilst Archie and I go for a little wander and maybe some fresh air.
We say goodbye to grandpa and it is Dylan's turn for a nap. Archie is of course wide awake so I put a mat down on the floor and we have a roll around and chew some toys (It is mostly Archie doing the chewing)
Archie goes back to sleep as Dylan wakes up and after a quick snack, we get back into puzzles, cars, pop up toys, stickers and the odd episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. We read the accompanying book 13 times in a row before Mummy begs to play with something different.
Archie wakes for a feed and a nice nurse comes and asks for a cuddle, offering to take him for a stroll around the ward to give me a break. A healthy happy child is a big hit with the staff and they love the smiles. Any help is greatly appreciated and Dylan and I get back into yet more puzzles.
Visitors arrive and I gladly soak up adult conversation whilst we still try and keep the troublesome two occupied and happy.
Visitors leave and it is dinner time. I struggle to get Dylan to eat anything and Archie goes back in the walker. More visitors arrive and Daddy turns up with some dinner.
It is 8:30 and the daily sleep battle commences. I settle Archie and spend the next two hours trying to coax a boy who has so much unspent energy to sleep.
10:30 and I am in a hot dark room, hopefully surrounded by sleeping babies. Half an hour to myself to sit, drink tea, blog, catch up with the world, before I transform my chair into a bed and settle down for the night
Until the night feeds begin anyway . . .
I have never played so much. I have never got quite as engrossed in games with the boys before. I have never spent so much of my day giggling.