Life lately has felt so different now that we are all getting some rest. With the exception of the past few mornings waking up and not being about to fall back asleep, I wake up with that energy I've been craving for the past year. Before it was as if I was just trying to survive each day.
Our mornings look like this and I enjoy them so much, now that I don't feel as if I am going to die. When we wake up we share cuddles, kisses, nursing and breakfast. The beautiful sun rises over the mountain and we crawl back into bed after daddy leaves for work. He's much more clingy through the day, but it makes up for what we miss at night. We now have time and energy to go on morning walks, read, play, feel inspired and spend time with Darren everyday.
The other night Darren and I got in bed and stayed up for an hour talking and laughing so hard I ended up in tears. To say it was refreshing is an understatement. As much as I miss Wes at night, and I still do very much, I was grateful to wake up that next morning feeling closer to my husband. The last time we did that was so long ago I did not remember what it felt like.
In the morning while he naps I am able to do some reading, blogging or yoga. When he wakes we've been enjoying the beautiful sunshine outside. The other day our neighbors gave us a tiny baby pool and it's the perfect size! He loves it. Yesterday he discovered flowers in the grass and held one so delicately for the first time.
I remember so many days feeling and thinking that if only we could sleep I would have so much more of myself to give Wesley. I remember thinking of all the things I would do with him the day he finally slept. And now you better believe I'm holding up my end of the deal.
These are the days.. and we are loving 'em! Also, that bedhead.