it's a glorious thing, really. sitting down to take a breath...and eat chips and salsa while j naps due to him not sleeping well last night. i finally feel like things are falling into place in our little apartment here. it's oh so nice to have our own space again and to be able to settle into our weekly routine. ry had his first full week of work last week, so we have started to figure out our morning routine with baby for the first time - no more ry leaving before j and i wake up due to a VERY long commute - PRAISE THE LORD!
if the evening goes smoothly (read: j doesn't wake up wanting to play for 1 am to 3 am like he did last night), ry and i get up together. we take care of beanies while j still sleeps so i can limit my trips outside with him with j after ry leaves (unlocking and locking multiple doors with child and dog is not a skill i have mastered quite yet). we make ryan's lunch and get ry's clothes ironed. coffee gets made, as do the smoothies:
any day started with a green smoothie is a good day! yum. and i say we above because it is a team effort in the mornings here. j has recently stopped sleeping through the night. in fact he's been up multiple times through the night lately, so i am a zombie most days, which means ry takes on the bulk of the morning duties and allows me to sleep until j wakes up or i stumble out of bed feeling guilty that i'm still sleeping (to which he usually turns me around and sends me back to bed for as much shut eye as possible). j wakes up in time to eat and play a little with daddy before daddy heads off to work and then we're off started on our day. i'm still working part time for a little while, so that happens during naps.
we are so thankful to have our own space and to have a job that provides enough so that i am able to be home with j. soon i will be done working and then we will really be able to settle into a routine where i will be able to get most of our chores done during the day instead of having to do them at night or on the weekends. for now, i am thoroughly enjoying getting used to our mornings here :)