Friday, May 24, 2013

I Feel Like Super Mom!

Today I deserve this badge!
I'm going to make this a real quick entry, because really all it's about is personal praise.  I figure that as I make my way down the road of motherhood, I should appreciate and take note of those days when everything seems to go right.  Today was one of those days.

Yesterday was a bit trying.  Piper didn't seem to feel all that well, was a bit fussy and contemplative all day, and the rash she has on her face (I believe it is a combo of eczema inherited from mom and heat rash) was quite bothersome to both her and myself.  Her schedule I have been trying to set got all out of whack beginning first thing in the morning, and we never quite were able to get into our rhythm.  Last night was particularly bad as I had to let her cry herself out at bedtime.  It was the first time I really stuck to my guns on the matter, but then again it was the only time I really was challenged to do so.  He temperament is such a bragging point, but last night she was just plain exhausted and nothing was going to soothe her but herself.  In the end, everything worked out and she calmed down and drifted off to sleep.

Piper with my nieces Larkin and Haven
 Lucky for me, this morning she woke up with a great big grin on her face, as she typically does.  I could tell this grin was special, however.  The day started with a smile and from that moment on everything was smooth sailing.  She played, smiled,, practiced her coos, ate well, and didn't fuss when going down for her afternoon and early evening naps.  Her perfect behavior allowed me to accomplish more tasks than expected.  I was able to organize several of the kitchen cabinets, which sounds easier than it was since it had been probably a few years since they had been organized to that extent.  She even sat happily in her high chair and let me finish the task after waking from her afternoon nap.  I didn't even have to feed her first!  I was also able to do the dishes, help my mom out with some of her accounts payable stuff from work she'd brought home to do.  If you remember, she is laid up in bed with a broken leg, so working from home is quite the overwhelming task right now.  Plus she had accidentally dumped all her paperwork out of all the folders yesterday just trying to shuffle everything around while in bed.  Reorganizing that alone was a bitch and a half.  Besides all that, I also kept her fed and her wounds dressed as I have done every day since she came home from the hospital.

Love them cheeks!!!
As you can hopefully tell, I had a full day in which everything and more that I set out to do got done.  There were no roadblocks, time management issues, half-completed tasks at the end of the day, and nothing but smiles and lovies from Piper.  It was just a damn good day that made me feel like I could accomplish anything.  The kind of day where the universe lets you feel like you are doing everything right and making everyone happy.  Those don't happen all the time, so I've learned to recognize them when they do.  And after a trying day like yesterday, it was a much needed change of pace.

Right now I am sitting in bed with Piper drifting off to sleep next to me in her co-sleeper.  The windows are open as the weather is perfect for just such a thing outside, my kitty is lying at my feet, and all is right with the world.  Who knows what tomorrow may bring, but right now I couldn't ask for anything more.

Can't get enough of her USMC camo with the pink tutu!
So that's it.  I didn't have much to say, but thought I'd share my happiness with you all.  Next time I'm having a really hard day, I can at least pull up this post and remember that between the hectic moments in life, here and there are moments of pure bliss where all stars are aligned and everything falls into place as it should, if even just for a little while.

Alright, I'm done being Hallmark card cheesy!  Hope everyone else gets to have a perfect day for themselves sometime soon.  If and when you do, make sure you recognize it before it's gone for it may be awhile before it happens again.

That grin says it all!
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