Last night we found some time and emotional energy to behave like a couple. Enjoy some time together, actually talk - that sort of thing. Three and a half months into kid number 3, it's nice to remember we have a grown up relationship independent of the children.
Of course, kid #3 had to spoil the great night by waking at 5am expecting to be fed. After 5 nights in a row of sleeping through, I was getting my hopes up of no turning back. Oh well, hopefully it will be a one off.
Bedtimes are still slowly improving, only 2 trips up the stairs to calm her last night, and final sleep was achieved with her calming herself. I don't know what it is about me/my kids that results in crying being an essential part of bedtime for a few months. It feels almost like they need it to wind down from the day, but I know that other children can go to sleep without crying. Anyhoo, it works so we'll stick with it.
Right now I have about 4 loads of washing to do, plus other stuff and no motivation to do it. Best get off my butt...