It seems like I just wrote the a Saturday post and now it is time for another! Time goes by so fast doesn't it? On Saturday #174 my family opted to stay home so that we can visit East Harbor Park on Lake Erie on Sunday for our final swimming day of the year.
I woke up with a happy son who was full of smiles, giggles and kisses for me. Waking up with a happy boy always makes for a happy Mommy. I realize that Roo is going to transition to a big boy bed at some point in the next 6 months or so and that makes me savor our morning wake up time. Of all of the things I have done as a parent, co sleeping is one that I will never regret. I love the closeness and the chance to see him first thing in the morning.
I wasn't feeling 100% on this day. I woke up feeling about 1,000 years old and very pregnant. I waddled to get his breakfast ready and feed the cat, my lower body was achy and sore. I was relieved to not need to rush around trying to get Roo and myself ready for any adventures.
When my husband woke up I heaved a sigh of relief. I just wanted to lie down on the sofa for a while. My feet were swollen and I felt exhausted at 8:30 am, so to just rest was a welcome break. I watched Bob the Builder with my son who could sense I wasn't feeling so great. He pulled out all of the stops and made me smile and laugh with his cute 3 year old antics.
When I felt a little better I got started on organizing my cupboards, I pulled out things we will probably never consume to send to community action and a bag of goodies for my husband to take to work. Some for the break room, some for the classroom. I took care of the little bit of housework I needed to do and then I snuggled up with Rolfie under a blanket. We played Peek-A Roo and watched a cartoon together.
After lunch I was feeling exhausted again so my husband took Roo for a walk and a trip to the park while I napped for an hour. That was nice. To nap in the afternoon did me a lot of good. When they came home Roo was upset and was crying for me, so I got up to hang out with him. We played "dudes" and he played the piano for me for a while.
I cooked a great dinner of steak and potatoes and before I knew it, it was time for a bath and Roo went to bed. It was a relaxed pace kind of day but it went by really fast! I am looking forward to our trip to the Lake and the chance to play in the water and sand with my son. It is hard to believe it is Labor Day weekend already, in just a few weeks Harper will be here!
I hope you had a chance to spend time with your family this weekend. There are only 940 Saturdays from the time your children are born until they are ready for college. Isn't that unbelievable?