3:00 a.m.: Wake up all disturbed by some bizarre dream and then look at the clock and panic because Aiden has been sleeping for FIVE HOURS! I jump out of bed to make sure he’s still alive (he is). I lay down again, still feeling jittery with images of the dream still in my mind… and the Daniel Tiger song “close your eyes and think of something happy” pops into my head (omg I’m such a mom…) so I do just that and the first thing that comes to mind is Aiden… but instead of relaxing I get out of bed to make sure he’s still alive AGAIN and end up just putting him next to me for comfort.
I’m not usually this paranoid, I swear.
Other than that, I got a really good night of sleep, he only woke up 3 times and went back to sleep easily each time.
8:00 a.m.: Jolted out of a deep sleep by Nathan leaving for work – he’s already gotten up with Jane, put on a show for her, and got himself ready. Aiden wakes up too and Jane lays in bed with me while I nurse him.
8:20 – 10:50 a.m.: Yes, 2 1/2 hours is typically how long it takes us from out of bed to out of the house, all filled with “getting ready” sorts of activity… what can I say, I’m just a slow morning person.
Funny frozen baby hands in the air:
11:00 – 2:00 p.m.: The park! The same park we’ve hung out at multiple mornings per week this entire summer and last summer too… I seriously never get sick of it. The kids are old enough to play with minimal supervision, and today Aiden slept most of the time, so it’s basically sitting in the sun drinking coffee with good friends, and I love it. At 2:00 I can’t believe 3 hours have passed so decide we need to leave for naptime.
3:00: Jane is finally asleep after we make it home and finish lunch. (So annoying that she’ll hardly eat at the park and then want to eat as soon as we get home!) Aiden fell asleep in the car again after waking up and nursing at the park. I spend the next hour and a half eating, organizing stuff, checking e-mail, etc…
4:30: She’s up and has a snack.
5:00: Wild Kratts. Aiden wakes up and I change/feed/play with him and… he falls right back asleep. So much sleeping today from this baby, I’m mostly grateful, but always that little worry in the back of my mind since he’s so little, is this normal?
5:30: Time to clean up a little before Daddy gets home. Jane is so good at helping clean and organize her things. Today I ask her to clean up this matching game and she does something especially OCD – every card stacked in a pile with its 3 matches, placed neatly in the box:
5:45: Start getting dinner ready – pasta with dry fried tofu and broccoli with an olive oil/balsamic/Italian spice dressing:
6:20: Nathan gets home, we eat, he plays Lincoln Logs with Jane:
7:20: I’m proud of myself for almost finishing this post before I get too tired. I will just predict the rest of the night for you – Jane goes to bed, I putz around on the computer some more, Nathan and I watch a show on Netflix, I go to sleep by 10:30.
An extremely typical and uneventful day, but to me, a very good one.