As each day passes I am trying to do something for myself. By this I don’t mean buying myself jewelry, unhealthy large amounts of clothing, or things that I can’t afford.

We all remember the “Mommy Rut” (and if you don’t, I advise you to read it.), but it is way easier said than done. Just like everything else, you need to take it one step at a time.

Recently, I have been trying to do more for me. A happy wife and mommy is the one that takes care of herself along with her children and husband. If she is willing to take care of herself, she deems herself important. OK… I’ll cut to the chase. What have I been doing for myself.

A few weeks ago I went to Motherhood Maternity and bought myself a nursing bra and 2 easily accessible nursing shirts. It gave me a huge sigh of relief to know that when my son starts freaking out because he is HUNGRY that I don’t have to take 4 minutes trying to figure out “how do I maneuver this shirt and bra so that my son can eat?”

I love to eat fish for dinner and my husband does also. We have had Mahi Mahi from Trader Joe’s about once or twice a week. Yes, it is worth it.

I have started taking my some of my showers at night while Abbie is playing with Neylan. Not only does it give the men some bonding time, but it allows me to actually *enjoy* my shower! I feel relaxed, making it easier to sleep at night.

I have learned that my son is ready for a daily schedule to begin. Needless to say, I am excited. Not that he always stays asleep very long, but he seems to almost crave a nap around 11 AM-12 PM, at least his baby body does. Night time sleepies start around midnight after another evening nap and dinner. Neylan, Mommy, and Daddy say our prayers and sing songs, just like I did with my mother when I was a little girl. Abbie and I have been allowing him to fuss a little when we put him down at night. He doesn’t like it, who would, but he is learning how to fall asleep on his own! AND WITHOUT a bink (aka pacifier) or sucking on his thumb.

I have also been trying to eat better. For the past few weeks Abbie and I have been eating either meals Kalah has prepared while we are over or have eaten something that I prepared when we got home. I am a huge fan of vegetables and you would not even believe how many we have eaten recently. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce, mushrooms, olives, eggplant, cucumber and pretty much any other veggies that I can get my hands on.

Each day I am trying to add something new. I am in the process of drinking a cup of “Organic Mother’s Milk” tea. It is not only relaxing to me, but helpful to little man. I am also taking vitamin D drops, cranberry capsules, and enjoying the healing properties of tea tree oil.

We’ll see what I do for myself tomorrow.

Not being selfish (and so what if I am, one time a day ?),

Megan A.K.A. “Mom”