Monday, May 17, 2010

My Mother's Day

Because last weekend was taken over by birthday celebrations for The Hubby, we postponed Mother's Day and celebrated yesterday (Sunday, May 16th).  I didn't have any expectations for the day, really, just wanted to have a nice day with my favorite girl and her Daddy.

I was awakened, as usual, by a crying baby just before 6:00 a.m.  I got up and fed my sweet girl and when we were done, her daddy took her downstairs and let me sleep.  I actually didn't think I'd be able to fall back asleep after being awake for a half hour, but I did and I slept until they came and woke me up just before 9:00.  They brought me breakfast in bed (McDonald's!  A hash brown, orange juice, and an Egg McMuffin (with the folded, scrambled egg instead of the one with the yolk and white separated--just the way I like it!)).  While eating breakfast, I found out that The Hubby had gotten a call from work while I was sleeping and he took Baby Girl to work with him.  He wore her while helping his student workers install some theatre lighting.  That was the best present--not being woken up to take care of the baby while he went to work. 

We fought with Baby Girl to take a nap (as would become the theme of the day), then she was down for a little while.  During that time, I was given my gift--a Knifty Knitter kit and a storage bag for my knitting needles.  Even though I already know how to knit, it was a neat gift.  I ended up knitting an entire winter hat yesterday just in during downtime. 

After naptime, Baby Girl ate (pasta--yum!), then we went to the grocery together, all three of us.  It was a fairly quick trip, but nice to have some company this time.  We got back home and it was time for another nap...and another fight.  After trying to get her to nap for almost an hour, we just brought her back downstairs and let her play.  After awhile, it was time for her to nurse anyway, where she promptly fell asleep.  I was able to transfer her to my shoulder, where she slept for 45 minutes.  Best. Feeling. Ever.  She got back up, we played for awhile, had dinner, then it was bedtime.  Bedtime was even rough, but she eventually got to sleep.

The Hubby and I just hung out together and watched TV for the rest of the night. 

It was a really nice, relaxing day--just what I needed.  Made it that much harder to come back to work today, though.  I miss my girl, but hope like hell that she's napping for the sitter (which she hasn't been doing recently).

Happy (belated) Mother's Day to all you mommies out there, whether mommies of furbabies, little babies, big babies, or mommies-in-waiting.  Love you all and please know that what you do for your babies is appreciated, even if you never hear it enough.


Cassie said...

It sounds like you had a really great day! Happy belated Mother's Day to you, Allison! And I agree, the feeling of a baby sleeping on your shoulder really IS the best thing ever!

Andrea said...

That sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day, minus the napping issues. I'm glad you had such a great day!

Mandy said...

Awww, what a great day! You deserved it!