On facebook the other day my dear friend had this as her status, "The way God provides weirds me out sometimes, in a good way!" I had one of those "weird out" moments this morning, and it has totally made my day! I've said before that I struggle to feel like I'm able to spend good one on one time with each of my girls. In order to keep our sanity, my husband and I have worked very hard to get and keep them on the same schedule. They eat together, sleep together, play together, get their diapers changed together, etc.--you get the idea. I often pray that God would show me ways that I can interact with each of them one on one. This morning this prayer was answered.
Currently our girls are sleeping through the night (knock on wood). They go down around 9:30 and wake up between 4:30 and 6, and go back down again. My first born, Hadley, will often wake back up around 7. When I go in to get her, I am greeted by a huge grin, then I take her back to my bed where she snuggles with me and falls back asleep until 10 or so. I love our snuggle time, it is a precious time, and I know it is fleeting. Once she drifts off to sleep, I get up to have some quiet time before both girls are awake for the day. Our youngest, Brynne, usually stays in her crib until around 10, waking up with her sister. This morning was a very special, and different day.
Brynne woke up around 9:30, while Hadley remained soundly asleep. I decided to take advantage of this one on one time with Brynne by reading her some books. We've already established some of our favorites: Pat the Bunny, Guess How Much I Love You, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, just to name a few. This morning as I was reading Pat the Bunny, we got to the part where Judy reads her book, which says, "How big is bunny? So-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o big!" and my little Brynne threw her arms up in the air--it was awesome! We've been saying that to her (changing "bunny" to "Brynn-ie) since the day she was born, because as soon as we unswaddle her she reaches her arms way up. Today she made that connection--what a cool "mama" moment! And at three months old--she just might be a genius! :) So, today I praise God for one of those "weird out"--I got special alone time with both my daughters!