I am constantly learning new things that I can do. As I grow as a Mother I am also learning new things about myself.
Last Thursday, Austin and I met my sister and niece and took a day trip to the zoo. I learned that pushing a stroller with a 25lb toddler while 7 months pregnant is hard on my body - but I did it.
Friday evening, I hosted a spa party for some of the dance studio girls and their friends. As the party progressed, I found myself painting fingernails. I learned that while I can easily paint my own nails - doing so for a little girl is quite difficult. I now fear the day our little girl wants me to paint her nails.
Saturday Austin spent the day at home with his dad while I was busy at the dance studio. Austin took a 2.5 hour nap - wow. (My son just doesn't nap well - he never has, it used to bother me, but I have accepted his anti-nap schedule) Last Wednesday, Austin napped for 2.5 hours for his babysitter. Adam informed me that because I do things while Austin naps, the extra noise keeps him from taking a super long nap. So, today I will give this a try. While Austin naps today, I will sit and read a book or maybe I will take a little nap too. My theory is that I am just so much fun, Austin doesn't want to miss out on our playtime.
Sunday I learned that simply playing in a sandbox can provide hours of entertainment for a 1 year old. I believe that Austin learned that sand does not taste very good.