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Sigh.

I made it. Another week of single parenting done.  The husband is happily home to his little family and I can relax again. There are so many things that I take for granted when there are two of us.  Like the ability to have a shower and not rush through it and forget to wash out the shampoo, or just having a bubble bath at the end of the day without having to jump out 3.5 minutes in because Lucia is up. AGAIN.
Nightime sleep is not happening in this house.  Lucia is up every 1.5-2 hours and the longest stretch of sleep I've had in the past 2 weeks is 3 hours. Not too fun.  It's really starting to wear on me.
Now I could choose to whine and complain and let it consume my life, but I really don't want to be that person.  I know it'll pass.  There will be hours of sleep to come and then my little girl will be all grown up and won't need me or won't want to cuddle me, so really, I should just embrace this and live it.  Thanks Sara for reminding me!
With the husband home, it'll give me that little extra chance to take a breather...the glass of wine and a hot bubble bath, the uninterrupted workout, the time to sit down and just be.  A huge sigh of relief from me today.
I'm a totally different mom today and am feeling refreshed.  It's a new morning and I can't help but have hope that things are looking up. Sleep or no sleep, life is good.
How can I not have hope when this moment is one of those perfect moments.  The ones you want to bottle and put on a shelf to step into when things aren't going your way.  This very moment has all the elements of perfection.  I'm sitting cozily on my chaise while sipping my chai latte, blogging, watching America's Next Top Model while Willis plays gleefully in his playroom and Lucia dozes in her swing.
And just like that, my perspective is back and I'm ready to take on whatever life is going to throw my way.  But first I need to restock the aeros in my pantry. You never know when you'll need them.

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