Today I feel like Katie has slept almost all day. Since midnight, she's probably been awake for maybe 5 hours. Usually she's awake a lot more than that. And I'll admit, I'm kind of bored. I got a lot of work done in one continuous stretch, but I feel like a huge part of my day is missing - I have no little girl who wants to stare at the computer screen with me, no little girl who is laughing and talking to herself on the mat behind me, no little girl who likes to stand and open her mouth at me like she's surprised and impressed with herself ... I miss her today.
But it's given me some time to make me realize that she really is the second best part of my day (next to Mike) no matter how hard she may make my day. Here are some of my favorite parts of the day with K:
Like I already mentioned, she likes to stand up on my lap and once she sees me, she'll open her mouth real wide like she's surprised. I will open my mouth in response and then she'll just smile. Oh, I love it.
I also love her early morning feedings. Some days it's really hard to get up to feed her because although she got 8 hours of sleep, I like to stay up with Mike and play and watch television shows we've missed so I get a lot less sleep. But I love just being up with her. It's completely quiet, except for the train, and it's just me and her spending some quality time.
I love her smiles. She loves to talk to Mike a lot but she gives me lots of smiles. I also love how she tries to laugh. She doesn't quite have the hang of it yet, but she tries. And I love it.
And I absolutely love playing airplane with her. I lift her up in the air so she's belly down and she flies all over. She smiles and sometimes squeals and oh, I love it.
So in conclusion, I love that little girl.