Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Take advantage of the mornings

There are some nights that I miss seeing Kaylani go to bed, and last night was one of them. I was out at work event in the city and didn't get home until way after Kaylani was silently asleep. To make matters worse, yesterday was Kaylani's 10 month birthday and I missed it! Well, the night part of it at least. Luckily, I got to spend a few minutes with her in the morning.

It was about 7:15am and I was ready to leave for work. Thinking that Kaylani was going to sleep in until around 8am, I figured I was going to miss my shot to see her and give her a hug before I had to go so I stared at the video monitor for a little bit. To my surprise (and Mommy's dismay), Kaylani made some peeps and sat up crying. I gave her a few minutes to see if she was going to pass out again, and when she didn't, I was in! I picked up my little girl, gave her a nice big hug, said Happy Birthday, and got to changing her.

It's always great to start the day off like that, and even better when I don't get to end the day like that. Sometimes, you just have to take advantage of the morning. Other times, you should take advantage of the night. It's 3:40am right now so I guess you can consider this taking advantage of the night (or not taking advantage of sleeping at night). I'm headed back to bed, but I wanted to make sure I said Happy 10 Month Birthday Kaylani officially...even if it is a little late. Tomorrow I'm going to miss bedtime again, so Kaylani, if you can hear me typing and make out the words, wake up around 7:30am so I can see you before I leave. Thanks!

3 comments:

Eric the Bolton said...

I think it's neat that you recognize the monthly "birthdays". We did that for our oldest daughter, but now we usually remember a few days after the event. Saturday my baby will be 10 months. We'll probably forget because it's going to be a busy day. We just made plans for her big 1 year birthday. Those first birthdays are killer. And I don't mean that in a good way.

Rina said...

How do you get Kaylani to sleep in til 8?!?!?!? I'm lucky if Conner will sleep in til 6. He does like to go to bed earlier than Kaylani (like 7) but putting him to bed later doesn't seem to help much....

JonnyTam13 said...

Yeah, we're starting to get ready for the first birthday, and by getting ready, I mean we've brought it up a few days but haven't actually done anything yet.

And Rina, we don't get her to sleep in til 8 very often anymore. She's been sleeping around 11 hours again, so 8pm bedtime and up by 7am the last few days.