Needless to day, she was up for a few hours and Don and I were both exhausted. I did my best to stay up, and just as I'd dozed off (desperately fighting sleep) I heard Don calling me name telling me it was time. Bless her sweet little heart. Just before midnight, we sang Twinkle, Twinkle, as she smiled up at us, rubbed her eyes, and attempted to sing along. We tenderly kissed her goodnight and she was passed out. Less than 15 minutes later, I was there with her.
At 4AM, she was in between sleep and awake coughing and fussing. Poor baby has that nasty cough still and in my tired haze, I'd forgotten to turn on her humidifier! Bad mommy! Don got up and made her a bottle with a teeny bit of cough syrup in it. I fed it to her and glanced at the clock. 5:12 Do I stay awake or sleep for 45 minutes? Yeah, I need sleep. I passed out and when the alarm went off, it was no surprise that I didn't perk right up. I said a quick prayer and hopped in the shower to wake up. Don went and prepped Mari. She was cranky and I wish I would've grabbed a photo of her this morning. Her hair was out of control; wild curls in every direction, showcasing every bit of her mood. No one in the house, including Guapo, is a morning person. We were ready before 7 and headed off to school. I lingered a bit there with Mari, holding her in my arms, admiring the heart she'd finger painted. After 5 minutes, the toys were out and she was more awake and ready for play. I kissed her goodbye and headed on in to the office.
While stuck in traffic, I caught a glimpse of myself and thought, "OMG, you need some serious help today, honey!" I fished around in my purse and only found my lipstick. I could make it work. I started to apply it when I saw that at the bottom of the tube it not only said ROUGE ALLURE 14 PASSION, but in slightly smaller letters it said MADE IN THE U.S.A. My mood lifted and I instantly felt brighter and happier. Yes, I'd over indulged on this lipstick months ago, but happy to know that that it was made here. :) Now I'm wondering if they make their eyeliner here too!
I have a long, long day ahead of me. In the long run, though, I'm so happy I had those few hours of awake time with Mari, and for that hour I got to hold her this morning, well, that was priceless. I'll gladly trade a few hours of sleep for those moments!