On New Years Day we spent lots of time relaxing with Waverly Maye. We ate lots of cupcakes & wore fun tiaras, had a fancy dinner at home, then snuggled up to watch some football way too late into the night.
As we move into 2015, more than anything, I want to slow down & learn to give myself a break. I tend to be really hard on myself, it has always been my nature but lately, it has been the worst & I have been noticing it more than ever. While during weekend nap times I know I truly need to rest, I can’t get the one million things I need to do out of my head & force myself through it. The couple of sick days I took off since getting pregnant were spent resting (a little), in between taking advantage of the extra free time by getting things done around the house. Which is probably why my sickness lasted three weeks. 😉 And I am definitely one of “those” moms who gets the WORST mom guilt anytime I leave Waverly if I am not working, so truly, I don’t do it. The other day I was at the mall attempting to try on a pair of shoes while also talking Waverly out of pulling every shoe down from the display, when I realized I really can’t think of a time that I have been at the mall alone since she was born.
I do realize that especially now, as we get ready to welcome a new baby to our family, it is more important than ever to give myself some grace & also, to accept help, without feeling guilty about it. For my own sanity which in turn, will make me a better mom to my girls. I am kicking things off this weekend, my husband surprised me with a full spa day package for the new year & scheduled it for this Sunday (since he knew I wouldn’t do it on my own!). Honestly, it initially made me sad to think about all the fun I would be missing out with him & Waverly while I was gone, but I am really excited & know it will be good for all of us!
Lastly, HAPPY New Year to all of you!! Wishing you the best year of health & happiness!