Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Everyday Unwrapped

My friend Emily is doing a special with her blog. She is asking everyone to notice the everyday.

The Christmas season is a hard time to do that. We all have our commitments, our gifts to buy, our love ones to visit. It's why it's often referred to as the "hustle and bustle". I am no different than anyone else. In just the past week, I have gone to 2 parties, decorated my house, shopped online for my family, researched what to buy for Ryan's family, and of course baked for my party with the 75 person guest list coming up in 2 weeks.

Last night Ryan got home from work and I declared to him that I was in a bad mood. I was feeling down and I couldn't figure out why. It was classic hormone issues. I didn't want to do anything. I had baking I could have been doing. I had dinner to make. I had packages to put together for our health business. I had laundry to fold. I had bottles to prepare for the next day.

But then there was this moment. We had given Ainsley her bath. I had put her in her red reindeer pajamas. It was time to feed her. This is when I absolutely love breastfeeding. It provides me with the 15 minutes to sit down every couple hours. We sat down on the couch and I began to feed her. She was really sleepy so she was super cuddly in her fuzzy pajamas. She nuzzled right in and went about eating. She was just about done, when she slowly drifted off to sleep, which is something she never does. She lay in my lap, still, quietly loving me. As I gazed on her, I was overcome with my everyday. As Ryan carried her to bed, still asleep, I was overcome with love for my family. My everyday is good.


  1. Your every day IS good! I got the chills reading your post, remembering those days when my son was a baby. They grow up WAY too fast! BTW, if my son were born a daughter instead, we were going to name her Ainsley Marie. I love that name! Happy Holidays!

  2. Yay! Thanks so much for sharing this sweet moment with us! It is beautiful. What a perfect example of reveling in the NOW rather than fretting about the future. Great post.

  3. What a beautiful story?! Made me miss the baby that my now grown-up college girl was. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. I miss those moments of being with my babies. Whichever one it was...those were priceless moments. Glad you took the time to bask in the everyday.


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