Saturday, May 18, 2013

My First (Real) Mother's Day

I realize this is almost a week late, but you know . . . life.

Gift that Guinevere "made" for me at daycare.
As you may remember, last Mother’s Day I was very pregnant.  My parents came up and my mom & I got massages.  I had a grand idea that we would do a repeat this year, but my mom’s ankle is still recovering from a car accident she was in right before my sister’s wedding, so we thought it best to save massages for another time.

This year, my morning started out early.  I had sworn to myself that I would let Aaron handle the 5am feeding, but Guinevere had a rough night the night before.  She was awake and crying until about 2am and Aaron handled her the whole time so that I could sleep.  I was so grateful for being allowed to sleep through her late night crying session that I didn’t mind getting up for the early morning feed.

When Aaron finally arose, he walked to the store on the corner near our house and got donuts for us for breakfast.  The three of us all ate breakfast together as a family.  Obviously, Guinevere didn’t eat the donuts.  I chopped up some strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and bananas for her.  At one point, about three bites into my donut, I looked over at Guinevere’s fruit and I will admit, I was a little jealous.  Is that silly to be jealous of my daughter’s breakfast?  I don’t eat donuts very often, and it was just so much sugar all at once.  The fruit looked so much more refreshing – so I saved half of my donut for later and ate some fruit.

After breakfast, Aaron watched G so that I could go to a pilates class.  Since we didn’t go to the spa, I figured I would use the Jacuzzi and steam room at the gym.  It may not have had the spa aromatherapy, but I definitely found it relaxing.  I miss the gym!  The biggest adjustment to me about being a mom is not being able to just go wherever whenever I feel like it.  Now, I have to coordinate with Aaron and make sure someone will be home to watch the baby.

My parents came up in the afternoon and we visited Aaron’s set.  Originally Aaron was supposed to work on Mother’s Day, but he was able to work it out so that they only needed him during the hour or so that we were visiting.  My parents enjoyed being able to see their son-in-law in action.  And, of course, everyone on set loved seeing Guinevere.

Me, Guinevere and my mom.

Once we got back to the house, my dad made us all spaghetti and Aaron set the table while Mom and I played with Guinevere.  Guinevere was adorable and in a great mood almost all day.  She’s started clapping on demand and it may be one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen.

With that, I will leave you with a video of Guinevere clapping.

1 comment:

  1. Parenting has so many interesting transitions. Freedom is certainly one that kicks in early and often, but it's lost in all those amazing unique moments you have with the little one.