Since Emily was born I can count on one hand the amount of times that I have had a morning go as planned. And guess what? Today was one of those mornings! I know it will probably not happen again for a very long time, so I figured I would celebrate by writing here.
By 9:30am I was able to accomplish everything I set out to do. I nursed Emily, we played, I fed her cereal and fruit for breakfast. Then I took a shower, and got her down for a nap (this one was huge!). Since it’s Sunday and my husband is home I was also able to bring Romeo (my Rhodesian Ridgeback and first baby) out for a walk, just us two. I’m pretty sure Romeo appreciated some alone time with is mama. Afterwards, I went out to get wrapping paper and a card for my sweet niece’s birthday party today. And to top of this chain of events, Emmy was still sleeping when I got home so I was able to write! I seriously feel like a superhero.
Even though all these things seem small, I feel so accomplished. I bet you others moms and dads out there can relate. It’s the little things right?
Side Note: I probably just jinxed myself by writing this. A morning like this may not happen again!
Emily reminds me every single day to be in awe, to be present, to just be. She is so pure. I feel lucky to be here mom and see the world through her eyes.
Recently a good friend of mine and I were in an elevator. I was wearing Emily and holding Romeo on his leash. A woman riding with us turned to me and told me I should be careful with my dog. She said I should never let my baby ride him because her daughter did that and got bit.
I politely responded that Emily wasn’t really on the move yet, and that we wouldn’t be letting her “ride” Romeo anyway (duh!) Afterwards my friend turned to me and said, “Do people say stuff like that to you a lot? Just give you advice?” I told her yes. She said, ”That just made me so mad.” I was shocked to realize I wasn’t mad because those kinds of comments often do get to me. Case in point this morning.
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Emily slept later than normal this morning. I had time to make coffee, hang out a bit and even get dressed before she woke up. This has never happened before! As I drank my coffee uninterrupted, I found myself watching her on the monitor hoping she would wake up. I missed her!
It made me realize that even though mornings are no longer quiet and leisurely like they used to be, the love that swells my heart each morning when I see her sweet face is so much better.