Today I Chose Sleep

Hello Monday.

Today is normally a day that I would post an update and new goal for my next Momentum Monday. Or a post about all of my ridiculous, I mean fun 🙂 goals and challenges I am currently working on – my October fitness goals, my current house project, my fall bucket list, the great purge-fest of 2015, to name a few. Or even a post about another ridiculous, I mean fun 🙂 new challenge that I am starting today – the 21-day fix.

But instead, today I chose sleep. 

At least this morning I chose sleep. My adorable sweet daughter Zara has decided to regress just a little bit on her amazing 12-hour-straight-through-the-night sleeping habit and start waking up around 4am needing something from me or dad. She goes back to sleep after her need is met, but that 4am jolt awake is not very fun. And the last three nights now have been the first with my adorable sweet baby son Gavin sleeping in his own crib, in his own room, far away right across the hall from me and dad. He is coping pretty well (better than me) with this big new step, except he has added in an extra night feeding while he adjusts. So my two babies under two are in their own cribs for 12 hours every night (win!), but there are sudden wake up calls for mom now anytime between 3am – 7am.

So this morning in the 7 o’clock hour, I could have gotten up and started my day before my babies woke up to start their day. I knew they would both be asleep for at least another hour and a half to two hours. I knew I could get a lot of great work done in that timeframe. But instead I chose sleep.

Today on this Monday, I decided to sleep until 9am and it was amazing. I do not regret choosing sleep for one minute. Because NOW I feel well rested and ready to tackle all of my ridiculous, I mean fun 🙂 goals and challenges for this week. Those two hours are what I needed.


Disclaimer: This post is in no way meant to come across as bragging to those mommies who are waking up every hour through the night. I feel for you moms. I don’t know how you do it. I know that I am incredibly lucky to only be woken up by my babies between 3am – 7am temporarily right now. I know that I am incredibly lucky to be blessed with amazing sleepers normally. And I know that sleeping in until 9am could be taken as bragging to my dear husband who had to get up early to go to work. But he was snoring between 3am – 7am while I was jolted out of bed. So I hereby stand by my choice to sleep. 🙂

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