Party’s Over

Hi friends. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years. Isn’t it sooo exciting? You were probably like me. You probably went to an awesome party and drank too much wine and appetizers and didn’t come home until 3am. Yep, I knew it. Such party animals we are.

{Really, I think I will do that next year. I’m finding a babysitter.}

One of the things that I want to do with my blog in 2011 is blog more. Or rather, publish more.  I actually write a ton but for some reason I don’t publish many posts!  I want to blog every day if I can, just about our day or what I’m thinking or even just a picture of Lucas and Joshua. I can’t believe how fast the time is going and I want to document every picture/feeling/moment/day/adventure/experience.

Lucas is turning two in two months and I am in awe over it. It doesn’t even make sense to me. The time is going way too fast and I need to savor and remember and document everything that is going on in our lives right now.

Christmas vacation ( The Party) is over and my husband is going back to work tomorrow. It’s been a great two weeks and we’ve loved having daddy home. I’ve enjoyed the little mini break too and having the extra help! I’ve been able to sleep in with Joshua some mornings and go to Target alone during nap time. I was able to spend some one on one time with Lucas (we went swimming!) which was totally fun. We spent time together as a family going to the zoo, sledding, grocery shopping, museum trips.  There is nothing more important to me than being together as a family. Mommy and kid time is good. Daddy and kid time is good. Alone daddy time is good. Alone mommy time is good. But being all together is the best. All 4 of us.

It’s magic.

Something I’m trying (well, starting tonight/tomorrow) really hard to start doing is waking up at least 30 minutes before Lucas does every morning. I really believe this will help me get the day off to a good start if I’m able to spend a few minutes alone and get ready for the day. I have started working (outside the home- all day Saturday and Sunday, which means not much family time, which totally sucks, but it is just a season right now and hopefully it won’t last too long) and am so busy now that if I want any time alone it’s got to be either after Lucas goes to bed at night or in the morning before he wakes up. I think getting up, getting myself dressed/ready, making breakfast for myself and spending 20-30 minutes in the morning reading or watching the news or whatever will be really good for me. It might be the one thing that keeps me sane.

This also means that I’m going to have to get to bed at a decent hour. Which I am normally pretty good at, but if I want to start blogging every night then this is going to be a little challenging. Can we get about 3 more hours in the day please?! Maybe 3 more hours added to nap time? Ha. I kid, I kid.

I had my first full day of work today. I only pumped once, I thought I might do it twice, but I got busy and by the time I was ready to pump I only had an hour of work left so I just stuck it out. It was fine. Joshua normally eats every 3-4 hours anyways, so it wasn’t much different. When I got home from work I was able to nurse my sweet baby. Then I snuggled and rocked my toddler before bed and got sloppy kisses with a little bit of snot thrown in. And as I sit here and type my already-two-months-old newborn is fast asleep on my chest.

My heart is full tonight. I hope yours is too.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

6 thoughts on “Party’s Over

  1. i just wrote this week's newspaper column about how wonderful it was having hubby and logan home for the holiday.

    i get up before the kids and have me time every day (gym at 5:30 when it opens, home by 6:10 when hubs has to leave for work, shower, coffee and i wake logan at 7 for school.) it's awesome, except when the kids wake up too early and “interrupt.” Once i got used to the schedule, it was like a dream. i'm in bed asleep by about 9:15 every night and it's perfect. i even wake up on my own, refreshed, by 6 on the weekends and even then i never stay up past 9:30 or 10. it's good for you!

  2. The secret is making sure your kids go down at a decent time! 🙂 If my kids are in bed by 8, then I come upstairs and read blogs and blog myself until 9 or 9:30, then I read in bed until 10 or 10:30.

    Waking up even 10 minutes, for me, is enough in the morning. I make lunches before I drag them out of bed!

  3. Jess, Luckily Lucas goes to bed at 7! 7:30 at the latest. I love early bed times! I'm hoping to get Joshua to bed earlier soon too. 🙂 It's great because I have a few hours every night.. but it's still so hard to get up in the morning! 🙂

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