Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Morning ritual

It's been about a week since I've been at home, but I've already found the happiest of morning rituals to enjoy. For the first couple of days it was weird to not go to work; it's amazing how wonderfully strange it feels to look at the clock and think "right now I'd be doing this," when instead you're doing something completely different. It's also incredibly neat that any day now this morning schedule will be gone, and another will take its place. And that one...I have NO idea about! But currently, this is what my mornings have been looking like:

I wake up quite early with my handsome husband, make him breakfast, and see him off to work.

After he leaves, I sit down and enjoy a good breakfast while I read blogs, answer emails, plan our evening's dinner/check out recipes, and catch up on the news.


After breakfast I've been lacing up my sneakers and heading out for a nice, long walk through our neighborhood. It's beautiful here and since we live at a high elevation the mountain air is crisp and clean.




After the walk I come home and play with this little lady for awhile.


Then I'll make some tea, and curl up with a book in bed until lunchtime.


So, this is definitely my pre-baby relaxation morning ritual. I can't imagine if every morning was like this...but it would be quite nice I suppose! I'm looking forward to it changing any day though, and it will be interesting to see what my mornings look like then. No baby to a baby is a whole new world, and as scary as it seems, I/we are so ready! Tomorrow is my due date so I'm just hoping Henry will naturally arrive sooner than later. Come onnnn, baby!

40 comments:

  1. How exciting! Good luck..

    And as far as your daily regimine goes.. I am envious. :)

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  3. Perfect morning ritual! Sounds so relaxing. So excited to see little Henry come along, crossing my fingers it's soon for you!

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  4. Danielle, Congratulations on baby Henry! You where teaching when I went to PHS, and even though I didn't have you as a teacher, I have talked to you on a few occasions, and am very happy you will be part of the mommy club. I'm crossing my fingers he will be here soon for you and Hank. Trust me when I say when you think, "My God, this baby will be in here FOREVER!" is the day he will make his entrance into the world :)

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  5. What a luxurious morning :)

    Every day I am expecting there to be a post missing or a birth announcement, or something like that! It's very exciting!

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  6. It is a joy to read your posts.
    You and your family seem like such loving, happy, up-beat people. Your baby Henry is going to live a wonderful life. I wish you all a lifetime of happiness.

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  7. Your current ritual sounds like perfection right about now! Your due date arrived so soon it seems. Excited for you both!

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  8. i remember having mornings like that before penny arrived, make the most of it, cause when little Henry comes it will soooo change, its amazing cause when He makes his arrival you will think "what did i ever do before?" its such an exciting time :)

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  9. Sounds perfect! I stop working right after Thanksgiving break (I am a teacher as well) and am looking forward to a couple of weeks of relaxing mornings before baby!

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  10. Sounds like a good day.Soon that will all change. I bet your excited!

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    Marja <3

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  11. Your morning sounds very relaxing. I'm glad to see that you are enjoying your mornings pre-baby.
    I can't believe tomorrow is your due date! Time goes by rather quickly. I'm anxious for you. Take care, dear.

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  12. What a great ritual! I've been a reader for a while and thought it was finally time to leave a comment and say hello. You are going to be such a cute mama! Your mornings will probably be relaxing for a while...my little tiny is two and is still the happiest in the morning. It's still my favorite time with him!

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  13. That looks so nice. I'll be thinking of you as I head off to school.

    Hurry up Henry! : )

    ~Sarah

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  14. Enjoy these last few mornings to yourself! Things will definitely change when Henry comes. But soon you'll both be seeing your husband off to work, you'll be pushing a stroller on your walks & you'll be watching a cuddly little one sleep! And hopefully you'll be getting your rest too! And I hope he comes earlier than later too!

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  15. That sounds like the best morning ever! :) What did you put in your raspberries? Milk? Or is it cereal too?

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  16. so glad you get to relax before baby comes! come on henry!

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  17. You're lucky, it looks great there.

    I'm so excited for you. I can't imagine how that must feel!

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  18. i'm thinking about you!

    my son who was due today was born yesterday. i can't wait to hear about your birth with henry! :)

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  19. what a relaxing morning ritual! a wonderful way to prepare yourself for welcoming your little one into the world :)

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  20. i wish my neighborhood walk looked like that! no such luck in missouri. sooo excited for you!

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  21. what a lovely time in your life. i had my first child five months ago. it's heaven. :) congratulations.

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  22. Sounds like a perfect morning to me! Just think...in no time you'll have a little wingman to accompany you.
    Gaaaah! So excited to see him!

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  23. that's exciting that the due date is tomorrow! you're area with the mountains looks very lovely.

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  24. I'm sorry I don't comment usually. But I had to today.. Every morning this week I check your blog to see if your in labor yet!!! :) So excited for you! I hope it's sooner than later too!

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  25. Aww its beautiful up there! I wish I got to visit while I was still in Arizona. He'll be here in no time!!

    Little Sugar Monster

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  26. i'm so glad you are relaxing before henry comes! get all the rest you can :) I'm a creature of habit and adjusting to a newborn's schedule (or LACK of one) was a hard transition for me. wishing you luck and sending you some positive vibes!

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  27. I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love your blog! I am so happy for you and Hank Senior! I can't wait to see this little baby grow up. I also just wanted to thank you for helping me mark "listening to new music" off my November Goal list. Every morning I open your blog and click on a play list! So Thank you!

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  28. That looks like Stone Ridge! I almost moved there... I love it up there so much!! Beautiful pics! Can't wait for lil Hank to come!!

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  29. We have the same Ikea Duvet cover! LOVE it. Hope Henry decides to come soon!

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  30. omg your neighborhood is gorgeous. I'd walk too! What a cute post.

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  31. Ooooh, good luck with everything! I love your pictures :) Your pup is so adorable!

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  32. Wow - I'll try not to let my jealous drool gum up the keyboard. : p

    Enjoy it while you can, girl.

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  33. This sounds a lot like my morning! Only minus the walk. Too cold this time of year for me to want to get out of my pajamas, unless I have to!

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  34. This sounds a lot like my morning! Only minus the walk. Too cold this time of year for me to want to get out of my pajamas, unless I have to!

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  35. Sounds like an amazing way to spend a morning. I wish our mornings here were that beautiful. Well, while I'm wishing I also wished I was a person who could gt up in the morning and not want to go right back to sleep.
    Wow.. hard to believe it's already your due date. Your quiet mornings will soon be over.

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  36. This is a beautiful morning ritual!

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  37. I am so so so so jealous. Dream life.

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  38. i'm waiting with excitement for your baby, since you are literally just a few steps ahead of me, I"m due 27th and this is how my days look now too, except i add taking two kiddos to school and picking them up!

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  39. that sounds pretty amazing.
    and we totally have the same duvet!

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  40. I love how it sounds... Specially after a year working with no breaks. I just wish you all the luck of the world!

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