Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Mommy Time"

It is so easy to get caught up in everything baby these days, sometimes I'll catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and just shudder at the sight: spit up on various parts of my shirt (that I may or may not have been wearing for two days straight lol), hair a tad on the greasy side because I just wanted to crash the night before and not wash it before going to bed and sometimes the odd milk leak or two on my shirt during the tossing and turning at night (gee, I sound so lovely don't I lol) 

But I do have to admit, now that Elliott sleeps in pretty much most mornings until 8:30/9 am from the night before, I have gotten some much needed "me" time in the mornings before he wakes up - I'll throw on a little makeup and "do" my hair, and eat some breakfast while catching up on the morning news.  I've really come to enjoy my mornings to myself but the best part still is, when I hear Elliott wake up and call for me.  Literally, the boy sounds like he's saying 'eh' - eh moom! LOL 

I also love the once and awhile, on the weekends, I'll get a few hours of "me time" outside of grabbing groceries.  Last weekend, I went to Star.b.uc.ks and bought a tall decaf half sweet extra hot caramel.mach.iatto and just sat there (fer reals) and enjoyed every last sip of it, while chatting on the phone with my sister.  Afterwards did a bit of shopping and by the time I got home I was recharged and refreshed again.  It was just glorious. 

How do you spend your "me time?" ;) 


  1. My "me time" is usually spent grocery shopping and I always take a shower during their first nap around 8:00 a.m. Then I usually have a good two hours before I get spit up on my outfit for that day!

  2. All I have to say is MMMMMMmmmmmmm for the caramel macchiato. I may have to get me one of those sometime. Like maybe today. :)

    Oh, and Yay for me time!

  3. I love the description of the spit up and hair! I can picture it clearly, because it sounds exactly like I looked (before I went back to work).

    But now that I'm back to work, I have had very very VERY little "me time" (I guess it goes with the territory of the promotion). I guess that the closest thing I've had to "me time" was a few extra minutes to myself in the bathtub after my husband took Ella out. And I've been also enjoying my drives to and from work when Ella is playing or sleeping peacefully. Not truly "me time", but it's when I can talk to God.

  4. Glad that Elliott is letting his mama get a little me time. Very glad that he's sleeping to 8:30/9:)

  5. It sounds like you're enjoying mommyhood! So glad to hear you both have found your "groove". My "me time" is catching up on chick TV on the PVR. I suspect once baby arrives that could be at some very strange hours of the night! Take care!!

  6. My "me time" is catching up on my favorite shows. :)