"Good morning 4am! So nice to see you again!" were not the pretty thoughts of my head as I tossed and turned, willing myself back to sleep. Although wide awake, I convinced myself to stay in bed and at least "rest." That worked well until close to five. I turned over to nudge Alex awake and he commented how wide-awake I seemed. "Yeah, awesome," was my sarcastic reply.
Well an early morning made for a productive one. Laundry was started at five and pumpkin pancakes were in the pan. Alex obligingly woke up with me and I in turn made him a large pot of strong coffee. Although now at seven I am wishing I was back in bed, I have to say it is pretty nice to have my last load of the day in the dryer and dinner even started in the crock pot.
Not so bad.
I hear constantly that this is "God's way of preparing us for a new baby." I think, baloney! Honestly, it should be that the months before birth, pregnant ladies get to experience the best sleep of their life. However, I do feel more prepared to function in the middle of the night after all these wake-ups.
Speaking of preparing for baby, Alex and I had a very busy weekend. We canceled our fun concert plans on Saturday to tackle a few items from our to-do list. High on that list, and the single item stressing me out the most, was hanging wall paper in the nursery. Here's a sneak peak:
Here are a few more photos: