Sunday, December 14, 2008

A day for mommy

I actually got to spend all day yesterday by myself at home with nothing that had to be done. I slept late, woke up alone and spent most of the day in my pjs. I wrapped presents and went through Emma's toys to make room for new ones. It was so nice to take my time and not have to worry. I watched a movie and wrapped all day long.

For those who are wondering where my family was, here you go. Daniel left for work at 5 am yesterday morning. He had all new equipment delivered to the YMCA and worked all day to set it up. Emma spent the night Friday with her Nana. Daddy and me went to dinner Friday night and talked adult talk, not toddler talk. It was nice. Then, Saturday, I awoke to a house quiet as can be and all alone.

To some this might not be a nice way to spend the day, but when you spend all day everyday taking care of people, sometimes it is nice to just be alone and not have to worry about running and going all day long. The last month or so has been so full of appointments, therapies, and such that I really need to just be me.

Do not get me wrong I love my daughter and my husband, but mommy really needed Rachel time. i will be a better parent and wife now that I was able to recharge my batteries! Even though I spent the day wrapping presents and going through toys, it will still a day for me. This are two things it is hard to do with a two year old under foot. Plus, I did not have to try to fit it in during a nap or after bed. I took my time and just relaxed.

I was really happy to have my daughter return to me just in time to watch Nemo (her current favorite movie) and eat dinner together. She was so happy to see me and i her. Unfortunately daddy did not get home till much later, but I was thrilled to see him too. i felt happier and more relaxed then I have in a long time. Thanks Nana for the break!

Anyway, Emma is a champ in her new wheels and is really getting good at getting around in it. I am also getting stronger at lifting it and carrying it around. It is heavy though!! I am so proud of her and am loving her face while she is in it. She really likes to have her freedom now. She seems to be better from her second UTI and we will be starting new daily medicine next week to try to keep from getting anymore UTI this year.

Now, I just need to finish my last two Christmas presents shopping and relax and enjoy the holiday. I hope all who read this take a day to themselves soon, it will make you a better person.



Anita said...

Rachel, I found your blog while out just looking for things to read. This is probably weird, and a sure sign I need to clean my house, but I found you and I've read your blogs about Emma and life and I just wanted to say hi, and tell you I think you are so inspirational.
Have a wonderful Monday, and I think days for mommy are welcome and needed! Take a look at my blog, I have 3 children and a husband who is too good to me.

Adrienne said...

I am in great need of a Mommy Day. I'm so glad you were able to have one!!! You deserve it!!!