Mummy stuff, Travelling, Winter

Up all night

2014 st lucia 10

We are back – and with us the dreaded jet lag. Funnily (not really funny) though, it seems to only have affected the Pea. Whilst the rest of the family could happily snooze day & night, the Pea wakes every couple of hours with a startled scream, yelling at the top of her lungs. With every scream, I am up on my feet, stumbling through the dark hallway, only to come to a halt in front of her door, hand hovering over the door handle, listening to… nothing.ย 

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I am catapulted back to those very early weeks. Not in a good way.ย I am tired. I am grouchy.ย And I am 150% sure I don’t need another baby.ย 

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Still, jet lag or not, the trip to St Lucia was absolutely worth it. And whilst I am curing my Pea-induced jet lag, I am treating you to a couple of pretty pictures and favourite Kreyol phrases. You’re welcome.

Mwen vle bon bon = I want cake (extremely useful!)

Mwen vle pe’cho ek be = I want hot bread with butter (maybe even more useful)

Mwen ka gwo bonda = I’ve got a big booty (too much cake and bread with butter?)



  1. Haha love the last one-big booties rock…urgh hope Little Pea gets over the jet leg-love your matching stripes too. Welcome home x

  2. Your girls are gorgeous! Sorry miss P is keeping you up all night. Been there and still there and thus is why the last phrase is exactly me. Too much cake!

  3. Gorgeous pics that made me wanna book a non return flight to a sunny tropical paradise #LondonWeatherSucks. Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Very useful phrases indeed:)
    Love the pictures! You and your girls look amazing together!!! That, would almost make me go for a fourth one;) but luckily the reminder of the sleepless nights took me straight back to reality:) Take care xx

  5. Ah, the night shouts. We had 4 years of those, bless my little angels. Boy #1 between the ages of 2 and 4 and then – you guessed it – when he grew out of it, Boy #2 picked up the baton. Tack on the fun of breastfeeding and nappy changing etc at the beginning and you have nearly 6 years of broken nights. And surprisingly, no 3rd baby… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Oh I feeeeel for you!!! I’ve been there and it feels like you’re the only person up in the dark in the whole universe! This too will pass was all I could say. You looks so gorgeous in that dress with your girlies – looks at those blue eyes! clearly no bingeing on bon bons for you, you are slim as a whip! (PS where did you get that dress, not that I could wear it, but its so adorable)

  7. One of mine had night terrors till the age of two so although I couldn’t wake him, I would still get up and make sure he was safe. Same baby then came into my room from about 3-5 years old, to tell me about the nightmares he’d had (‘but I”m alright now mommy”) and I’d have to walk him back to bed. That made about 7 years (older sister too) of broken nights’ sleep.
    Then, just when they were settling down (7 and 10 years old) I had the “bonus baby”. Just when he stopped waking me up at night the older two became teenagers, prowling around till all hours – and so it continues.
    Hate to tell you this babe – but it’s not about to stop any time soon!

  8. St Lucia!! Oh boy, that is going to be one hell of a jet lag to get over. I have been moaning about The Girl being stuck on Dutch time and waking up between 4 and 5 every morning – but this definitely sounds worse. The Pea does make up for it by being very cute, though. (Or maybe you don’t feel that is compensation!)

  9. Gorgeous photos…. and welcome back home. Looks like you all had a fabulous time (I hate jet lag). X

  10. I feel your pain!!! I’m currently dealing with 2 little ladies under 2.5 years old, both trying to get settled into an 8 hour time change. It is not fun! Sleep is for the weak anyways! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Gas says

    Lovely how you mentioned your St Lucain translations with ‘I want…’ Hope you did not speak to the staff like that in my beautiful country.

  12. Definitely not. Iโ€™d sound like a jerk – I am completely hopeless when it comes to imitating accents ๐Ÿ™‚

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