Friday, May 08, 2009
the view from here
it is a morning of illuminated leaves.
tristan lies in a little bundle next to me, making soft and sometimes not-so-soft sounds.
yesterday was probably one of his most wakeful days, but then he was asleep by 9:30 at night, waking every few hours to nurse, drifting easily back into sleep. this is far preferable to the 8pm to 1am wakeful stretch, something he has done a number of times. or the two hour stints from 3am to 5am, for example.
i think of the day ahead of me. that it is not raining! hopefully we can take a nice walk and visit the horses.
and hopefully i can check a couple of things off of the to-do list. one simply can't be too ambitious with a six week old. several hours later i find myself completing a task that should have taken only five minutes. the tea i prepare in the morning might sit on the counter only to be consumed in the afternoon. the baby mobile might be complete by the time he is in kindergarten. and maybe by autumn i'll have sorted and arranged all of our summer clothes.
but for now i will enjoy the morning light, a moment of relaxation and reflection, and the variety of sounds emerging from the little bundle that lies next to me.