Sunday, 2 May 2010

Pregnancy & Toddlerhood

I am not coping to well with the combination of being due next week and having a high energetic 2 year old.  I'm sure that since Toddler turned 2 her tantrums have increased and that amount of stimulation she needs has also uped.

Yesterday Hubby and I took her to the park for over 2 hours in the morning and on the way home she fell asleep in the car, and because she is taking so long to fall asleep at bedtime (9ish seems to be the norm these days) we are cutting her day time naps down from 2 hours to 1.

I woke her after 1 hour had passed, fed her lunch and her afternoon was then filled with the following planned activities (planned works better at the minute otherwise she turns into a feral child):
  • Sad & Water box play in the garden
  • Painting, Drawing & Stickering
  • Bubble Blowing
  • Watch 30 mins of WALL-E
  • Trip to Tesco
  • Plays with Dog and watches me prepare dinner
  • Dinner
  • Bath
  • Bed at 8
  • Does not fall asleep until after 9
I have no idea how else to burn off her energy!  I'm sure she is not food sensitive to anything.

Am I expecting to much of her and this really is normal 2 year old/Toddler behaviour?


  1. I'm not an expert but I'd say this was normal. She probably has a high metabolism and takes longer to burn off energy than an average 2 year old.

    CJ xx

  2. Right you maybe!
    I used to have a fast metabolism before becomming a mummy and can often run around like a headless chicken, so maybe she gets it from me.

    Think I just find it all a bit exhausting at the min. Hopefully I'll be better when baby is here...

  3. yes alas this is normal 2 year old behaviour!! Get her started at preschool asap if you have a little one on the way or you'll run yourself ragged

  4. How right you are about pre-school!
    We have her name down to start in September, didn't think they ran over the summer.