Monday, October 31, 2011

Right now

...the baby is finally sleeping in the swing after a 4am wake up.
...Noah is stirring in his bed, stretching and yawning.
...the husband is in bed contemplating a shower and the busy week ahead.
...I'm in the kitchen, nursing the one cup of coffee I allow myself everyday, my cozy winter robe wrapped tightly around me, packing Noah's bag for school and getting his breakfast together.

This morning I really felt like a mom. It's up to me to make sure these babies are well-rested, well-fed, and well-loved. Noah will open his school bag today and there will be his Halloween costume all ready for their parade and party this afternoon. Chloe will soon wake up for her morning feeding and we'll sit on the couch together, snuggling and nursing while the boys get ready for school and work. I'm pretty proud of this role I get to play and am feeling rather grateful for all that I have.

What are you feeling grateful for today?


k said...

I love this and you.

You are an incredible mother. Chloe and Noah are so very luck to have you in their lives.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I am feeling grateful for friends like you. Because, without friends like you, we wouldn't have had such a memorable and heart-warming first birthday celebration for Gavin.

K said it right - you really are an incredible mother!

Erica said...

Virtual high five coming at you.....smack!
Love it. I am looking forward to lunch (small things are important) and also beginning my new life as urban biker tomorrow. We'll see how it goes - I am going to try biking Anna to daycare and then biking to work.

bessie.viola said...

You are such an awesome mom. Honestly, this post made me a little teary. It's all hard but so worth it... and so much of it is a matter of perspective, isn't it?

I'm grateful for this role to... SO so grateful that I get to "play" here, as you said. I've been home with Madeline all day, as she's sick, and I am just feeling so grateful for her, even in her croupy slightly grumpy state.

Michelle said...

I am grateful for your sake that Chloe will sleep in the swing. That makes like so much easier.

Glad you are getting into the swing of things being the mom of two!

Hillary said...

I'm grateful my in-laws are leaving tomorrow.

Jessica said...

This is the life I want...stupid job.