I’ve been tagged by Jaymee from The Mum Diaries to take part in The Bedtime Tag. 10 questions all about my bedtime routine. I love reading these kind of posts because, quite frankly, I’m nosy! Do let me know if you decide to take part in the Q&A yourself as I’d love to read your answers. :)
The Bedtime Tag:
Describe your usual bedtime routine.
Firstly… Hahahahahahaha…. bedtime routine… hahahaha. Right, OK… I’m done.
My ‘bedtime routine’ usually starts with me drifting off on the couch in front of the telly at around about 8pm! Since I’ve had two children to look after all day (Jasmine’s two-years-old and Elowen is a mere 7 weeks) I’ve been absolutely knackered come the evening. I can’t remember the last time I managed to watch a TV programme from start to end! (No Sherlock spoilers, please!)
I will continue to drift in and out of consciousness for several hours before finally admitting defeat and heading to bed.
I’ll brush my teeth, go to the loo and if I’ve worn make up that day (which happens very rarely at the moment) then I’ll wipe it off with a face wipe. No fancy skincare routines here – by this point I just want to get into bed ASAP.
I’ll then get into bed and feed Elowen whilst scrolling through Instagram (what can I say, I’m addicted). I’ll lower my phone’s brightness so that when I use it throughout the night (nightfeeds) it’s not so glaringly bright. Once Elowen is sated I’ll pop her in her co-sleeper crib (for all of 10 minutes until she ends up back in bed snuggled up with me) and then it’s off to the land of nod I go until my first wake up which is usually around 2.00am.
What are your favourite pyjamas?
I fell in love with them when I saw them in a shop window back in November. Stephen remembered and bought them for me for Christmas. They’re so fleecy and snug! I also love that the trouser legs are cuffed because I’m short (5ft 1in) most PJ trousers are far too long for me and I end up tripping up over them!
What is your current bedtime reading?
I loved watching the BBC TV series Versailles last year so I asked for the book (which is based on the series) for Christmas. I need to start going to bed earlier to make time to read it. It’s not one for the fainthearted – it’s rather racy.
What would I find on your bedside table?
Not a lot – I’m not a fan of clutter! But you will find my Lumie Bodyclock, my aroma diffuser, a notepad and pen, my book and a bottle of water. I usually keep my phone under my pillow… which probably means it’s frying my brain or something.
What scent makes you sleepy?
What is your usual bedtime and wakeup time?
Bedtime tends to be anytime between 10.30 and midnight.
As for wake-ups? Every two hours! ;)
What are your top three bedtime products?
- My breastfeeding pillow
- Lavender room spray (I use this one.)
- My Lumie Bodyclock
What is your most common sleeping position?
I usually sleep in the foetal position, facing out of the bed (towards Elowen).
Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
A small orang-utan named Hogan. (I’m not referring to my husband!)
What is your worst bedtime habit?
Eating food in bed and then complaining that there’s loads of toast crumbs in the bed clothes.
I’m now going to tag some bloggers whose answers I’d love to read so please join in if you fancy it: