Friday, May 11, 2012

Checkin on in

So basically what just happened here is I was about to do my 30day shred and then sat down and grabbed the lap top instead. What can I say, when the house is quiet all I want to do is write, clean, or craft. And since my house is clean already and I've got tons of crafy projects to do for Bella's birthday party, I decided to write. Makes total sense.

The kids all spent the night away last night. This was the first time EVER in all of Mia's little 18 months of life to spend the night away from me. I thought it would be great to get a full nights sleep {can't blame the sleep interruptions on Mia though, that'd be the 6yr old cuddle bug} But instead I woke up every couple of hours praying and hoping she had slept through the night since she wasn't in her own bed.

I made all kinds of first time mom mistakes with Asher. Like he slept in our bed a lot as a baby. When he'd cry I brought him into bed with me {sucker}.....This went on the whole first year, till finally I had to try to break it and it was hard. Mama was tired. I'm not saying I'm anti co-sleeping to an extent. I'm saying I'm pro- sleep. And obvi I didn't actually break it since I now have a 6 yr old cuddle bug who is more like a pesty bed bug. Kidding!

Bella and Mia are different though. You put Bella to bed and you don't hear from her again until morning. She loves her bed and she loves her sleep. Same with Mia. I always say my saving grace with Mia is that she's an amazing sleeper. It's my only break. Cause when she's awake, she's on me like white on rice. Attached at the hip. No joke I cleaned the kitchen and vacumed the other day before I realize she was still on my hip. I'm that used to it.

I'm not complaining. I love that she is my little buddy and I've probably had a lot to do with how she is, because I've always just wanted her close and to never let go. Can't really blame me.

HOWEVER. breaks are grand. Like.....Bliss.
Blissfully grand.

I slept in this morning, and then went on a good run. Yes I'm still running. Yes I'm still loving it. Working on my time for 3 miles right now. But I'll write a running update next week.

Last night B asked me what we were doing today with no kids and I said "We?" I don't know about you, but I plan to crank up my pandora and get all kinds of projects done. That sounds totally perfect to me. He looked at me like I'm crazy. {we are doing something just us two later this weekend though!}

But sometimes a girl just needs some alone time. Am I right, or am I right? Doesn't make us less of a mom and wife to admit that. In fact I kinda think it makes us better ones.

I'm off to go take an uninterrupted shower.
Happy Mothers Day to all you mama's. Hope you get a little alone time to yourself, even if it's just a Target trip....grab yourself a popcorn combo and walk those aisles aimlessly! You deserve it!

Be back Monday for Bits of Splendor!

5 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day, Laura! Loving my bracelet.

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  2. I'll meet you at Target. I'll buy the icee's! :)

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Enjoy some alone time!

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  3. Enjoy your time alone! It is so nice to get that!

    I love that you clean with her on your hip and don't even realize it - ha!

    I just have to tell you I so enjoy reading your blog. I am new to reading it, but I absolutely look forward to your posts.

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  4. Enjoy your time alone! It is so nice to get that!

    I love that you clean with her on your hip and don't even realize it - ha!

    I just have to tell you I so enjoy reading your blog. I am new to reading it, but I absolutely look forward to your posts.

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  5. Gotta love 30 Day Shred. I think it's perfectly okay to grab the laptop, since you only need 20 minutes to fit it in later. Enjoy those precious girls! Happy Mother's Day.

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