Friday, May 07, 2010

powerhouse of parenthood.

Yesterday, I had this thought, with a 2 1/2 year old, a 14 month old, and a 5 1/2 month old in my care, "I could totally do this.  I could totally have three kids under three."

Sure the math doesn't really pan out, and sure, I'm dating someone super swell whom I could totally see myself having kiddos with--I am not in a position yet to conceive or embrace parenthood.  That being said, looking at the girls I was taking care of, and feeling love for each of their little genius selves, and feeling confident in my abilities to tend to each of their individual needs, I felt really confident about what impending parenthood will be like.

Like I said in a few posts earlier, I am so blessed to be doing this for work.  I am given opportunities to 'parent' infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age kiddos!  What a blessing to have these experiences so when my own life path presents itself that my own offspring is here and ready for me to parent, I will be that much more ready and able.

So blessed.

My night was a tad sleepless--I slept solidly from 2330 to 0530. (yikes, six hours, but YAY! SIX HOURS!!)  This was my morning photo, once babe went down for her first nap of the day at 0645:
Number one, my hair is in desperate need of a washing, so excuse me for that.  Number two, holy stinking tired!  I took care of baby--fed her sweet body, we played. (Around this time I made my first double latte.)  I gave her a bath and then put her in her swing.  She loves her swing, so no guilt there....While she was swinging away and doing her 'I'm tired' routine, I put on some yoga.  (DirectTV rules with their FitTV channel...holy smokes! I recorded Namaste Yoga and a Kundalini Yoga episode.)  Turns out the episode I recorded was another series from Maya Fiennes. Her Kundalini is AMAZING...Check it out!  So, I yoga-ed.  Baby slept comfortably while I moved my body in a most powerful, meditative way.
Post Yoga! Enjoying some delicious lemon water and again, yikes on the wild need for washing hair!  I'm feeling so great!  Baby is happy, playing away, looking ready for another nap this morning, and I'm feeling alert, strong and powerful.

I know when the eventual parenthood comes to this girl, I won't get paid for it, and I'll have to work and be in a partnership.  I am ready for that.  And, having spent near 55 hours with this little babe, it is comforting that I still want to be a parent.

Of course, in God's time....
Happy Friday!

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