Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today I am thankful....

I love that I am fortunate enough to stay home with my baby.

I am right there for her to wake up to every time. She pops her head up, sees me, smiles, and rubs her face into the blanket. It is the sweetest thing ever.

Sometimes, Mommy and Daddy are both right there when she wakes up. It is a very relaxed, loving way for a baby to wake up.

I wish all Mom's had the chance to stay home, and even more, be right there when their baby wakes up.

She is always happy and never ever wakes up sad or crying. It is very calm and peaceful.

I think this is huge in her development, and teaches her she can trust us. She is not scared, or wondering "where is everybody"..because we are right there!

A hand full of times, we have had the monitor hooked up, and she will make a little squack to let us know she is awake, but I would say 95% of the time, Im right there.

How is this possible, you ask?...Well, because I make it that way..As soon as she falls asleep for a nap, if I know there are things I need to get done, I go at it right away.

I may go take a shower, unload the dishwasher, put in a load of laundry, and pick up the house. I try and stay close by, just incase she does wake up unexpectedly.

Then, when Im done, I usually sit in the rocking chair, as I am right now, and I get on the computer, plan dinner, pump my boobies, or whatever comes to mind.  Sometimes I will bring clean clothes up and sit in the rocker to fold.

I know how good I have it, and I know how good she has it. I realize not all Mom's have it like I do, and I am very grateful for what I have.

I thank God everyday for the life he has given me.

It wasnt always this easy. I had to work really hard when my first born son was a baby, and then as he grew, I worked hard going to nursing school as to provide him with a better life.

I used to pray for the life I am now living, and I truely believe I manifested it all.

It is not perfect, by any means. I still have my good days, and bad days. Just like everyone.

There are days when Sugar Bear is fussy, won't nap, Im irritable, and the house is a mess.

There are days when my hubby and I are not on the same page, and all I want to do is scream at him.

There are also those days, where I feel like a bad Mom and wife, like Im not good enough, and like the world is a bad place.

Today is not one of those days...Today I feel very blessed, and today I am thankful...

PS...Hallie just woke up, popped her head up, saw me, smiled, rolled over on her back, and started clapping:)
What a cutie pie she is!!

1 comment:

  1. Yep yep yep! My girl coslept beside me for 15 months and woke up nursed and hugged, smiled, kissed us, giggled and played. She led herself into sleeping in a crib after 15 months but I'm still there within 5 seconds of her waking and bring her back into the bed with me and she nurses, hugs, smiles and kisses us. It's amazing! We're lucky mamas!