|Miss Gigi enjoying the new playroom chair|
This peanut has changed the way I think about work and life. Now, I'm not sure I want to go back to work (though the adult interaction would be fantastic) and I'm also learning to appreciate the little things alot more often.
For instance - showers and getting dressed. I never fully appreciated them until Gigi came along. As much as I love this peanut, up until about a week and a half ago, her naps were all 45 minutes or less. Try taking a shower, getting dressed, blowing drying your hair, and putting on make up in 45 min or less - while also trying to get a load of laundry going, washes the dishes, maybe taking a nap (because she was up three times the night before), or just having quiet time to watch tv. I've taken to only washing my hair every other day (don't judge) because blow drying just takes way too long and I can't do it in front of her (she's scared of the blow dryer). I now understand why moms completely chop off their hair.
But then, one day about a week and a half ago, I took her to story time at the library with a friend. When we got home, she took a TWO HOUR NAP!! I didn't know what to do with myself. I was washed and dressed, laundry going, and dishes done within 45 minutes. What do I do with myself now?? I thought it was a fluke but thankfully, it hasn't been. She's now consistently taking 1.5 hour naps twice a day. I had read on other blogs that six months was the turning point, but I didn't believe them. I had resigned myself to four 45 minute naps everyday.
So what am I doing with all my time that I have to myself now? Well, pinterest has given me alot of ideas that I'm going to try out. I have at least three projects for Gigi's playroom that I need to finish up...good content for the next blog entry...stay tuned...