Wednesday, January 15, 2014
nap time dilemmas
I've been feeling extremely guilty lately because I've barely made it to church in the last 2 months. Eric has been called in to work almost every weekend (so. freaking. annoying.) and Mia's nap time is during church. We are kind of a slave to Mia's naps because she won't sleep anywhere but her crib. If she would sleep in my arms then I would have no problem going to church the whole time! And if she doesn't get a nap, it takes a couple of days for her to get back into a good sleep routine. And when we are at church I always feel kind of bad because Mia is SO social and SOOOO mobile, so Mia loves to walk around and cheese it at people, or run around and play. I always end up in the hall because I don't want everyone to be annoyed with her. I mean, it's hard to get annoyed with the cutest baby in the world, but you never know ;)
I was talking to one of my clients about this and she said she wished she could be there to play with Mia so that I could listen to the lesson. She told me that these days will be over before I know it and I will be wishing to have them back! Someday I will be begging the young mom's to let their kids distract me because I have no more distractions at home (oh the horror! I'm going to be old before I know it, ha ha).
Her words totally hit home. Mia is already one! She's not a little baby anymore! Before I know it she will be over nap times (and we can kiss my sanity goodbye when that happens). I mean, the sweet newborn-snuggle and sleep on mom anytime, anywhere- stage is long gone. And I wish I would have taken advantage of it more! So no more feeling guilty about missing anything because of Mia's naps. In a couple more years I will be wishing I'd taken advantage of the quiet moments naps provide.
This stage of life will be over way too soon. And I will be heart broken when I look back and see that it is gone! So here's another reminder to enjoy every second because life is so good right now... and it's not going to last forever!
Posted by Courtney B at 6:33 AM