Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It is what all parents think. This I know to be true. I have the cutest kid ever.
This week I am 37 weeks pregnant and my one-on-one time with Nathaniel is slowly diminishing. This morning I woke up at 5:30 AM so I could drink my morning coffee, wake up, and be alert for when Nate woke up.
It is harder these days to bend over and walk with him because my baby bump is in the way. It is more challenging to chase him around at the park and even pick him up and carry him all day. My secret is to take a nap when he naps so that I can feel more rested. With sleep, anything is more possible.
I have given up on lunch dates and play dates so I can save my energy for Nate and evening with da boyz. As I get older, or should I say wiser, I am learning my limits and keeping things in perspective with what is important. My friends, if they are truly friends, will understand.
So for now, I must run. My baby is pulling my heart stings. I want to hug and kiss him and give him all my love.
Friday, March 11, 2016
This prayer is being shared on social media and it reminds me to remain calm in the craziness of my life. It is hard to rank the ten items because I have complained about every thing listed. When I look closely, it is the lack of sleep that makes me grumpy and thus I start complaining about everything else.
Nate wakes up with his dad at 5:30 AM. Every night I pray that he would sleep in a bit longer but it never happens. Nate seems to like the extra time with dad and enjoys seeing his big brothers off to school. Often I find myself counting down the minutes until nap time so I can squeeze in a nap myself.
Untimely, I am reminded of the baby I do have, the baby on the way, and the two boys that are growing into smart young men. The boys in the house are health and playful and I remind myself to forget about the to-do-list and have fun.
My house is full of love, though messy at times. I step back and examine all that I am grateful for and I know that there will be a time when I get more sleep and I will have all the time in the world to explore more roads on my bike.