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Mind Over Matter

I woke up today and looked at the clock. 8:22? I slept in! I feel great! I wonder why my baby chose today to sleep an extra hour, but I don’t mind- I”ll take it, no questions asked.

I hop out of bed a little quicker, a little extra “spring” in my step. Aaah. I feel so refreshed. I actually got to sleep until after 8! I haven’t felt this rested in a long time. It’s amazing what an extra hour of sleep can do.

The house was quiet. My husband and 3 year old weren’t home- wow, so cool. They let me get a little extra sleep since the baby was still sleeping and they knew I needed it. Love them!

I held onto this glow as I changed my baby’s diaper, brushed my teeth, and turned on the hot water for tea. Then I looked at the clock on the oven. 7:26?

What? I’m confused.

Then it hit me, and I was crestfallen. I called my husband. “Did we spring forward?” Instantly I felt robbed of that extra hour of sleep.

And exhausted.

This taught me two things.

  1. I am blissfully unaware of the world outside of my “small children” bubble, and
  2. Thoughts are powerful.

So is my clock.  And tomorrow I plan to wake up and greet the day cheerfully no matter what it says.

My Favorite Way to Reduce Stress

I’m in New Mexico for my nephew’s highschool graduation and the thought that keeps going through my head is “time goes by so fast.” Wasn’t it only a few weeks ago that I was holding him as a brand new baby? Yet here I sit- 18 years, 4 nieces, 1 nephew and one child of my own later…yes, time flies by. It has so far in the life of my toddler and I need these reminders to live in the present and enjoy the moment.

My son is now peacefully napping in my arms, and even though people often ask me how I ever get anything done, I know how quickly this phase will pass. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything in the world. I know I can’t do anything about the speed of life, but for now I’m going to hold my baby, not make excuses about it, and enjoy every second of it.