There is nothing better than the everyday moments. They are so routine that they don’t seem like anything special. But they are oh so very special. These are the things that give your kids their sense of security. They know what will happen. No surprises. These are the moments that make me feel like a real mom. My favorite is the morning rush. Let me draw a picture of my morning:
6am and Jo-Jo climbs into bed with me. As I nurse Gus Jo-Jo snuggles with me. In a bit Chip and Busy Bee join us. After Gus is done eating I get up and change his diaper and we all head into the kitchen. We are followed by our furry friends. Mickey is jumping up and down as I put Gus in his bouncy seat and Max is rubbing himself on my legs. After getting Gus settled I feed these furry friends. I then turn on my Keurig coffee maker and we start figuring out what breakfast will be for the day. I do not have a set time to eat or a set meal for breakfast. The kiddos choose between waffles, cereal, instant oatmeal or bagels. For a few minutes I am a short order cook – then it gets quiet as the little ones start eating. This is when I brew my coffee. I then settle into my chair and sip my coffee as I read the local paper.
It is all so mundane that it may not seem like much to some. But for me it is the best. Every morning (just about 😉 ) I find such great satisfaction in this busy, everyday moment.
Let me start by saying I have a killer sore throat from allergy post-nasal drip!
I started my day around 6:45am (after getting up every 2 hours or so to nurse Gus) Goober was getting ready to leave for school. I turned on my Keurig coffee maker and put away the dishes while my cup of hazelnut coffee brewed. I sat down at the table and sipped my coffee while nursing the baby and paging through the local paper. All the while I was being graced by Busy Bee with her made up dance routine (which seemed to be an endless series of twists & turns) After Gus was full & content I put him in the swing to hang out. I took the opportunity of free time and did a quick workout. After I showered and dressed I was asked to play a game of toss. We also took turns tossing the ball into an empty box. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself 😉 This went on until Gus woke up and needed to eat again. After Gus was finished eating I made an early lunch for myself & the little ones.
At some point I also tossed in a load of wash, fixed breakfast for the little ones, cleaned the bathroom and changed diapers.
Yawn……Even though I’m on bed rest the time change has affected me. I was so not hungry when breakfast arrived at 7:40am (which was 6:40am to me) It threw off the time I was monitored as well.
Hubby came up early today with the kids. Guess what he brought me?? A 5 cup coffee maker for my room 😀 !!!! As soon as I got back to my room I opened it up and brewed 2 cleaning cycles so that it would be ready for a yummy cup of coffee after lunch 😉 This will definitely help make the rest of my bed rest more pleasant (as well as my attitude 😉 )
Comforts from home
A good cup of coffee can make everything better 😉 After hubby brought me a cup of coffee this morning my day was much better. I was feeling so much better emotionally. I actually had a smile on my face. Sadly it does wear off and reality sets in………
After 3 long weeks of not drinking coffee (minus the 2 days I was home) I have relented and started drinking GASP…….hospital coffee 😯 !!!! Sadly I thoroughly enjoyed my morning coffee today 😳 This may not seem like such a big deal to those who do not drink coffee regularly. But to an avid coffee drinker….you get it right 😉 But enduring this hospital coffee is a sacrifice I am willing to make if it means my baby gets a few more days (or weeks) of precious time to grow and mature. When I do get out and have my own coffee at home it will taste so much better!!!