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The forest for the trees

March 12, 2012

In the midst of all this baby business, the hectic days and long nights, it’s often a challenge to see the forest for the trees.

I wake up on a Saturday morning to the gurgles and coos of my sweet little baby. I want to focus on the present, the gifts, the  sweet smiles that melt my heart. And I want to push aside the noise, commotion and anxiety.

To help me do that, a friend asked me to design my dream. I’m starting with the short term. A perfect day.

I wake up in the morning (at a decent hour, of course) to the sounds of my happy, gurgling, cooing baby boy. I bring him into bed, and the Hubster and I snuggle him, squeeze him and let his smiles kickstart our day. We slowly get up, have breakfast and put him down easily for a long morning nap. I use his nap time to work or exercise. He awakes happy. We take some time to go for a walk or run some errands. Afternoon nap goes well, and I have a little more time for me. Then, we play again or walk, work on some new discoveries and skills. Hubster and I are able to enjoy a nice dinner together either before or after baby bath (hooray!) and nighttime routine. Everyone gets a good night’s sleep. Hubster and I feel confident and comfortable that we are doing a good job and have a happy baby. I can anticipate my sweet boy’s needs much of the time, and feel content.

What? A girl can dream, right?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Robin permalink
    March 13, 2012 07:17

    That sounds like a great perfect day. Keep dreaming!


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