Up Before Eight…Good Morning!

It’s rare that I’m up this early.

Mom had Miggz last night. I don’t know how she manages, with coming home from work and needing to wake up bright and early the next day. Miguel can put anyone in a work out right before bed time (über hyper mode for hours, then crashes at about 11:30!). It was nice because I got to relax at the end of the night. She brought him in at around 6:30 a.m. (THANKS MOM!!!)

Man…I love that boy and his smile in the morning! I think it was due to the fact that every time Miguel woke up ever since he was born, we would always greet him with a nice and cheerful “Good Morning!” It’s amazing how something so little can have such an impact in one’s psyche. Imagine if someone greeted you that way, every day, every time you woke up. It’s like nothing in the day can be expected to go wrong (how can it…it’s a GOOD morning, after all!).

I love the quiet this time of the day brings. It’s so peaceful around the house. I woke up this early the other day and got so much done in the two hours before Miggz woke up.

I wish I woke up this early every day.

Confidence Boost

I started the day ready to conquer the world. I could do anything today. I shrugged off all negative feelings about work, my sometimes lack in New Mamma confidence, my desire to just stay at home with my son. Damn it, I thought to myself. I carried a living thing for nine months inside me, I nurtured it to life against all odds, and survived an emergency c-section. If I could surpass all of that…surely I can do anything else.

And so I went about my day. Wow, I said. What a difference a mantra like that does to your psyche. I felt the boost of confidence as I accomplished task after task at work. I got this. I got a lot done. Now if only I were able to continue that trend home. But home life with a baby is totally different. While there are things you can control in the office to make things go your way (most of the time), once a little one comes into the equation, you can forget about accomplishing chores like you used to. I had three things I needed to get done at home: pay bills, cut the baby’s nails, and the laundry. I said to myself that if I knocked off even one thing from that list, I’ve accomplished something big today. It was difficult, and pushing it to almost midnight again, but I am happy  that I got to pay the bills, and cut the baby’s nails. Two out of three. Not bad. The mountain of dirty clothes will have to wait again.

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