You know, it's amazing how wonderful five solid hours of sleep can feel after a few weeks with a newborn. For two nights in a row now, the babe has slept from 11 pm to 4 am. Then she nurses and goes back down until 7:30 or 8:00. Wow, I can totally handle this! Let's hope that tonight she goes for three in a row.
Yes, I do feel more energized. Enough to even skip my afternoon nap two days in a row. This afternoon, the soft sounds of Hem arose from the small CD player as the little two slept, the big girls cheerfully picked up their room, and I caught up on folding my mountain of laundry. Next, the girls and I did our first art lesson together and enjoyed some quiet drawing time outside in the somewhat cooler Autumn air. Sounds lovely, doesn't it? Well, it's not always this way. But, I am thankful for today.
My secret weapon through it all? Coffee. Yes, I have discovered to joys of having both a cup in the morning, and one in the afternoon. I know, I know, caffeine is not so good for you. However, I prefer to believe that God made that little coffee bean just for tired Mamas like me trying to do their job well.