Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Every Morning

I wanted to blog this partly to share my epiphany, and to remind myself...There's something about peace and quiet for me that strengthens me. I've learned (well just really realized today) that 10 minutes less of sleep is actually a good thing! It lets me wake up with me time, peace and quite before the craziness begins. Today I did that. Snuck out of bed, checked on Hailey, went downstairs, peeked in on Brennan and Brooklyn still sleeping and started MY day. It's so calming to watch a child sleep. I got bottles made BEFORE they woke up screaming, pumped, and made breakfast. During that time, everyone else woke up, but I was ahead of the pack. I made bacon, pancakes, eggs and toast - nothing was burnt! I wasn't stressed or rushed. Nich fed the babies and Hailey watched a movie and colored while I made breakfast. After breakfast, Nich headed to work, Hailey kept an eye on the babies and finished her movie and I showered! What, a clean Mommy wearing jeans, not sweatpants?! I took a quick leisurely shower that was relaxing not rushed, short enough that the babies were still sleeping, the movie was still going. I feel so proud of myself, everything I did today (it's only 10!) has been proactive! I feel so much better when I'm ahead and not always behind screaming babies and tantrum throwing toddlers. I have the patience to let Hailey do things herself. I need to remember this when it's hard to get out of bed or when I'm stressed...just breathe and take a little me time!

8 comments:

melanie:::adorkable said...

amen to that!

I obviously don't have the baby experience but I used to rush rush rush in the morning and leave EXACTLY enough time to get ready, but I've found such peace in having a leisurely relaxed morning!

glad to know it holds true for motherhood!

Mom/Nanny said...

What an inspiring thought for the day. Thank you.

Nicole said...

having the bottles ready in the evening for morning(kept in the fridge) is another way to do be organised... and a thermos of boiling water was just perfect to warm the bottles up(in a high tupperwar)

Angie B said...

that is awesome!! i am happy that you are able to start your day refreshed :)

The Denby's said...

Such wonderful lessons for all - Thank You!

Britt said...

Good for you Jennie! I am the kind of person that wants the extra minute of sleep if I can get it! But I'm glad you've figured that out about yourself!!

Suzy said...

Working ahead ... that's what I have to do in order to fit in walks with the kids. So worth it! Glad you found a way to recharge before the day gets going. :)

Rebecca said...

a little "me" time goes a looong way!