Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Little Sunshine

One of those nights = one of those mornings.

After going to bed around 1 this morning, the girls took turns waking up at 2, 3 and 5. Mara ended up in our bed around 6, and Analese was up for the day at 6:30.

I feel exhausted and completely drained.

I drag myself out of bed, slowly pealing Mara's little arms off my arm. Thankfully she rolls over and continues her snooze. Most days I am not so lucky!

Fortunately for me, Analese is also a slow riser. Just like her mama. She snuggles with me on the couch as she watches a show and drinks her milk. I sip on my smoothie, praying for some energy and dreading the fact that this down-time will not last for much longer.

Just as I had expected, yells from the other room let me know its over. As I go into my bedroom, I am greeted by my youngest, eyes still sleepy and fighting to stay open. As I climb into bed, she pops her paci out of her mouth and begins trying to tell me something-hands flaring and animated. Oh, how I wish I knew what she was trying to say (and for just an ounce of that energy!) Perhaps she is telling me about a dream she had, or her plans for the day....

Sister climbs into bed, and Mara greets her as she does every morning-with a loud "HI!" and a cheerful wave. Such excitement! It never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Mara is pure sunshine. Every morning. She wakes up smiling and happy. Always. This is no slow riser, as she is ready for an adventure the very second her eyes begin to focus.

Oh, she'll come and sit on the couch with us sleepyheads. She snuggles long enough to guzzle down her hemp milk, and then she is off. This morning, Analese and I laughed as we listened to our Mara in her bedroom sing at the top of her lungs to the music in her cd player.

Ten minutes later, the television is turned off and the dress-up bin is out. I no longer have two little girls, a princess and a butterfly have emerged and begin to dance.

As I started breakfast, I thought about how tired I was just an hour I sat there, dreading the start of the day.

Thank goodness for my little sunshine. Knows just how to motivate, and knows just how to put things into perspective.

It's going to be a great day :)

I'll try and post later about my doctor's appointment and ultrasound!


Autumn said...

Oh that is so sweet! I wish I had a bit of sunshine in the morning!I'm a slow riser and so is my boy, we end up on the couch in a cuddle for the first fifteen minutes. If we don't get a cuddle we are both bears. LOL
I can't wait to hear about your ultrasound.

Mama Zen said...

Love those pictures!

Mine can go either way in the morning, but, either way, it's to the extreme! Thrilled to greet the day or mad as hell about it!

Lorrie said...

Aww, what a sweet post about your little sunshine! I love hearing about each of the girls' personalities-how could you stay crabby or tired with her around (:

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Autumn said...

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Following Forward said...

Aw- I just have to say that Mara is a beautiful butterfly! She has inspired me to make some little butterflies for my shop! Thanks Mara!

Peace is every step said...

They are both soooo adorable. Analese looks like snow white:). I love the dancing pics.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

So much better than an alarm clock! They are precious, and I wish I could borrow just a little of their energy, too! Do they take any naps during the day? You should really try and get a few z's yourself while they're snoozing, you need your rest, too! Hope you have a great weekend!


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