The lady of the manor and I spent the weekend at her parents house, which while it’s nice having babysitters on call (we took advantage and went to see Harry Potter – AWESOME) it did mean being in a 2 bedroom house with 4 adults, a baby and a dog. Plus this also meant having Matilda sleep in our bedroom, something we don’t do at home and now I remember why. She is so NOISY, she wakes up in the night, has a little moan, does a couple of farts and then chews her fist until she falls asleep. Her waking up is ok when one of us gets some sleep and so has patience and energy the next day, but when both of us are tired it’s a nightmare.

So there we were on Sunday morning, Matilda wakes up at 5am, not for a feed like a normal baby would want, no siree, she wants out of that cot and she wants it NOW! As soon as she is out and lying on her back on our bed she is cooing and screeching and blowing raspberry’s as happy as larry. The lady of the manor then decides to give her a bit of tummy time while we sit with a cup of tea and a slightly glazed look in our eyes from the lack of sleep.

Then she does it…

Ever so slowly…

And with great straining…

She rolls over for the first time ever!

You have never seen two prouder or happier parents, we may have even let out a bit of a squeal.

And with that all the tiredness and grumpiness was gone

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