I want time to slow down! I want to enjoy these sweet baby days over and over. Nora keeps changing so quickly. She’s standing up and crawling around so nimbly. She has filled in cheeks and delicious chubby thighs. She loves the water and doesn’t mind the bath, shower, or pool.
Bedtimes are the roughest. We have done a little sleep training, and once she’s asleep I’m filled with gratitude. Kevin and I take time to share a meal and complete a crossword puzzle on the iPad. We’ve been rewatching the West Wing on Netflix. I’m loving walking again thanks to a new treadmill in the basement. I’ve been reading more as well: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, and Minimalist Parenting by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest. See a trend?
Occassionally I think about how I got to this new reality with an active, happy little girl and a sweet partner. I wonder some days about the single girl who lived in the city- the one who bought spendy shoes and reveled in five a.m. spin classes. I wonder some days about the lonely married girl who paced around a dilapidated house in another suburb praying for a baby.
These days are blessings.