Thursday, March 27, 2008

Respite

I woke up this morning blinking in disbelief. It was a quarter to eight, and I felt... rested! I had gone to bed at eleven, gotten up with Eli at five, and not gotten up before then! Which meant the kid and I both got six CONSECUTIVE hours of sleep! I seriously can't remember the last time that I went to bed and wasn't called upon to nurse someone at least twice before morning.
Getting enough sleep when you haven't for a long time is kind of the same sensation as finally feeling healthy when you've been ill for a long time. You wake up and think wonderingly, "Oh yeah- THIS is what normal feels like! It's so amazing! I never realized!"
Even more wonderful was the fact that Addy slept in LATE this morning. Usually I would wake her by at least nine, but she had been feverish and sick last night, had stayed up really late, and I thought she probably needed the rest. So when Eli went down EARLY for his morning nap while Addy was still ASLEEP- it was like Mother's Day had come early. I rushed to the bathroom, ran a bath, and brought coffee, Easter candy, and the portable DVD player in with me. Afterwards, I lotioned up with my new Victoria's Secret Sweet Daydreams lotion, and I tell you, it smells just like Ralph Lauren Romance perfume. So heavenly.
I don't even know what to do with myself after such a lucky morning. Maybe I should go shopping and try on some size 6 jeans- I bet they'll be LOOSE!

17 comments:

d e v a n said...

Wow - great start to the day! Awesome!

Saly said...

Hooray for a great morning!!!

Shannon said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!

bananafana said...

soooooo jealous

Jill said...

a bath in the morning? how luxurious! much better than my early morning dentist appointment. You win!

Jess said...

That is so exciting. I am thrilled for you. But not as thrilled as you are, I bet.

Mommy Daisy said...

Hey, why not! Go try on those jeans!

Maggie said...

WOW! I am pretty sure that might be the best start to a day EVER!

Isn't it funny how your definition of an ideal day can change?

Mimi said...

What a nice refresher!

Shelly Overlook said...

Oooh, and maybe the jeans will have a mystery $20 in the pocket from a well meaning Money Fairy.

jennifer said...

After that good of a start, I'd bet you'd fit in size 4!

Pickles & Dimes said...

And the jeans will be ON SALE!

Chelle said...

Sounds like a perfect start to a perfect day. And you totally deserve it.

andi said...

Yay! That is so exciting. I know that feeling all too well.

Astarte said...

OMG, at this rate, the jeans will FALL OFF your immediately toned butt! I lovelovelove mornings like that. They just seem to melt away everything that could ever be wrong with the world. Even hearing that someone ELSE has had a morning like that is refreshing!

Bird said...

That does sound heavenly. A portable DVD in the bathroom? That's the kind of luxury that I've never even dreamed of.

Do me a favor if you get a chance and come by and answer my latest quandry. I need to hear from some people with "normal" children. I put normal in quotes because I used to teach and let's face it--kids are never THAT normal.

Nadine said...

Hooray!! I can relate; we have a two month old who just started to sleep through the night.