Let me preface with my miss Lily is an AMAZING sleeper, she always has been and I suspect she always will be. She generally goes to sleep super easy and she wakes up happy and ready to start her day. Of course there are a few exceptions now and then but no one is perfect right? So when she wakes up at night or crys in the middle of the night, it's unusual. And for a while she did it a lot but would easily go right back to sleep without us having to even go in her room to check on her. We truely are lucky.
So when at 3:30 the other morning my baby little girl woke up SCREAMING like someone was in her room trying to murder her, I woke up fast. Of course she was crying hard for me, wanting mommy as most kids (i suspect anyway) do. And I can tell you I am not the type to turn to mush when my baby cries. Sure it bothers me, but not in the way most people say it does. I find it annoying usually. I mean hey, I want to sleep too. But this cry was different. I could tell she was upset and I didn't think she was going to go back to sleep easy for me. So I got up right away and went to check on her. She was standing up and very very upset. Here is where the mother in me actually kicked in. I wanted nothing more than to pick her up and soothe her pain. I could tell she was upset. But my brain new better. My brain told me to gently stroke her hair and lay her back down. Tuck her in and sound happy to do it. I gave her, her little buddy "B" and tucked her in, told her I loved her and left the room as we always do when she wakes up at night. She wined and wimpered a few minutes more but quickly went back to sleep. I however did not drift right back to dreamland. In fact, I laid awake until about 5:00 when I finally fell back to sleep and the alarm taunted me by going off just 15 minutes later.
So I don't know what bothered my sweet girl, but I actually felt bad. I felt sorry that she was so upset but I was happy she calmed down so easily and fell back into dreamland. Such is the life of a parent right?
Miss Lily is NOT a morning person either. She is just like her mommy and daddy in that sense. Though for a while I thought she was a morning person. Turns out she is a morning person but only when she wakes up on her own.
Let me explain. For those that don't know. Adam got a promotion at work. He's pretty excited about that. But part of it was he works 7-4 on some days and 9-6 on some days. The last few days when Adam has been scheduled for 7-4, we have to get Miss Lily up at ten to 6 or so in the morning in order to get her dressed and ready to go to daycare. She is not pleased with this. Man I never knew my kid could be so crabby/whiny. She gets that from her daddy I think. Thankfully she has still been really good at daycare and we are lucky to have a daycare provider that is flexible with her schedule since it's sorta all over the place right now.
So all this time I thought the girl was a morning person. Here's one time I'm sorta glad I was wrong. But you won't hear me say that again.
Truth is, I just haven't been feeling it lately. I'm not sure what it is either? In the world of Lily it seems there is always something to talk about, but truthfully I just haven't felt much like talking lately. It seems email, blogs things like that have been put on the back burner for me right now. I love my friends yet I have no interest in writing an email back and I surely haven't felt like talking on the phone. Is it winter? Is it cause it's so cold, so dreary? Who knows. All I know is I hope I start to feel like myself again soon. Very soon.
The typical family photo. There is a part of each of us in there.
Lily sitting on my burried nephew. Fun in the snow, Christmas Day.
We got a lot of snow and it was perfect for snowmen, so we did just that. My nephew and my Brother helped while Adam and my Sister in law wastched the dogs and looked for sticks and stuff to use as arms.
Christmas Morning. The girl being very dainty with the paper, it took her a while to get into it but she had fun unwrapping this year!
She sorta looks evil here. She kept seeing the pictures on the backs of the boxes and getting mad at us cause she wanted to play with it. Silly Girl.
Daddy Daughter right there if I ever saw one. This one was actually taken last night.
I have started my 365 day photo project. You can see it HERE. Please feel free to comment on photos and let me know what you think. I'm not going for award winning or anything. Just having some fun with it for now and I may get more serious/more technical with it later. I mean I have a whole year to play with it right?
I have been busy. And a little lot busy lately with the holidays and stuff.
I apologize for not wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or a Happy New Year or even really saying happy birthday to myself. (yes, I'd totally do it)
I've been off work the past two weeks (coming back yesterday) and I can honestly say when I am at home the very last thing on my mind is updating my blog. Though it should be more of a priority for me. Cause as you may or may not know, I do not blog for you guys. I blog for me. It's my own journal. And someday I hope to come back and read it and remember all the things about when Lily was little.
In the meantime, I need to gather all my photo cards together and bring them in so I can update on Christmas and New year and all that good stuff.
And of course get started on my 365 day photo project. One of these days I'll start. I promise.