November 3, 2013

how things have changed

Alden, scheming his early wake up plan :) 

If you're friends with me on Facebook, you probably already know that, this morning, I was pondering how much our lives have changed in recent years. I guess this is always true, the only constant is that everything will change, right? But, you notice it so much more after you have a baby. 

Take this morning for example, since the time changed last night, we gained an extra hour of "sleep". In a house with an infant who is attached to his schedule, this actually means Mama and Daddy are up at 5:00 am because Alden is wide awake and wants to play. Thankfully, Nick got up with him and let me sleep for a little while longer, or else I'm not sure I could have stayed awake and been productive all day :) (Also, little man went down for a nap earlier than usual so Nick is catching up by snuggling with the puppies and having a little couch nap:) 

Just a few (we won't talk about exactly how many- nobody wants to feel old on top of being sleepy...) years ago, the fall time change meant an extra hour at the bar. (Ignore that, Mom ;) Now, it means we spend the day trying to "fix" our 9 month old's schedule so he'll sleep normally again. Weekends used to mean sleeping in, staying up late, eating out, grabbing drinks with friends, maybe a movie or two cuddled on the couch with snacks and wine. Now: catching up on laundry, cooking a week's worth of baby food in between naps so the blender doesn't wake Alden up, grocery shopping, spending lots of time at Target (seriously. why do we seem to end up there at least once a week?!), and, of course, hanging out with our little man as much as possible. Going to a restaurant used to be showing up late, relaxing with a glass of wine and leisurely eating and talking until we were ready to go home. Now, it's showing up early, asking for a highchair, feeding the baby, and eating quickly so we can make it home before it's too late to get him in bed without a fight :) 

So many things are so completely different but I wouldn't change it for the world :) 

This is exactly where I want to be. At home, buried in laundry and dirty dishes, playing games in the floor with my boys :) 

Cheers to the new normal! 

much love, L&N

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