Acutally, all 5 of us immediate Kernions love our sleep, maybe we are even the crew that dangles on needing 9hrs a night. My Mom (love you!) had me packing my lunch solo and getting off to school independantly when I was just 7yrs old. I think this may have been less of a product of her teaching me how to make a mean PB&J solo and moreso of her need for more pillowtime as she had a 1yr old still waking her up at night and catching some 7am Zzz's after a 5am feeding was probably priority numero uno.
Sleep and sleep deprivation are some of my biggest concerns for once this baby arrives. I'm not getting great shuteye these days flipping from left side to right side with the pillow sandwiched between my legs but you know what? Even being up a few times at night for the ever popular bathroom trip, I'm still logging about 8hrs total. I get up when Lee leaves and I can relax in bed for an extra hour and a half and still get my day going at a reasonable hour. The past few days though it's been a chore to even peel myself out from under the covers by 830am. I'm talking a full on internal pep talk has to happen to get me hoisted (yes hoisted) to my feet.
But something happened today that I needed to remember...and that was within 15min of waking up, I went outside. Sure it was to grab a quick cup of coffee at Le Pain across the street (regular coffee , okay half-caf...my first caffiene since April 4th and no, not making it a habit again I just needed a little perky AM buzz) but it reminded me of how gorgous and quiet and serene mornings can be even when you're not a poptart. ("Wake Up San Francisco!" a la Danny Tanner's voice will always be my mental example of morning people and how I'm not one of them.) I stood on the street outside for a bit sipping as the sun started to creep up above the treeline in Central Park and let it soak in. Morning hours with my little bitty infant daughter are going to be magical. We'll make do on the sleepless nights because we'll be able to catch the city just as she is waking from her wild night. We'll see the sun hit those trees like I dont normally do. We will breathe in the pre-rush-hour calm that is afforded to us.
Mornings, we will make you magnificent.