Today we all woke up in a happy mood. I’ve been so blessed with Julianna because she has always been a great sleeper. I’m proud to say that her regular bedtime is at 8:00 P.M. and she wakes up between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. the next day. Today, she woke up around 9:15 a.m., so it felt good and a bit renovating to lie in bed for those extra 15 minutes. I’m sure any mom can attest to how precious 15 minutes of extra sleep can be.
I started our day by making a delicious broccoli, carrot, onions, and cheddar cheese omelet accompanied with some warm croissants. I also decided to make some freshly squeezed orange juice to satisfy my recent cravings. I also set the mood by putting some happy Kygo music in the background. I feel like music, especially in the morning, gets our positive vibes going. At least mine.
To make the morning even sweeter, I realized that the temperature had dropped to a yummy 84ºF. I had to take advantage and take Julianna to the park. We hurried, got her dressed, and drove to the closest park. Her face filled with happiness as we stepped out of the car was priceless. She couldn’t resist the urge to run and join all the kids playing in the park. We walked up and down the stairs, climbed a rock wall, went down the slides together, and snacked on a picnic bench. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.
As I was watching her today, I couldn’t help but think how precious and valuable these moments are to me. I have recently begun to feel some sort of happiness and sadness at the same time because in a few months it won’t be my daughter and I anymore. My first child won’t be the only one anymore. She’ll soon have a baby brother or sister following her and my footsteps. Being a mother to such a sweet girl has made me love my life even more. Her tenderness is the most beautiful feeling I’ve experienced and it brings such strong joy to my soul. Being her mommy is my biggest accomplishment and it’s what I am by far the most proud of.
I don’t want to let her go. I don’t want to miss a second with her. I surely can’t stop hugging and kissing her enough. As I putting her down for bedtime, I wondered how many times I had been with her on that rocking chair. From the moment she was born, I sat there feeding her, calming her, reading books to her, or simply sleeping with her. Those are moments that are and will always remain forever engraved in my heart. Bringing another child into our family already brings a tremendous amount of joy and happiness into our lives. However, I have to say that it’s a bit sad for me to know that those unique and one-on-one moments will soon probably be rare.
I can’t even begin to imagine how much bigger and stronger my heart will grow being a mother to two kids. I’m sure they will both spark the deepest forms of love and even though I’m sad to see a part of me go, I’m beyond excited to live the life of a family of four.