I have always woken up with the girls and am thinking about trying to get up before they do. It seems like I'd have more time. But part of me feels a little anxious when I am up before them. I always fear that they'll wake up once I do -- ending my alone time and bumping up their waking time. Yikes. Thoughts anyone?
i know what you mean,but if you do quiet things like scripture reading then you would have better hope. when i am able to wake up early reading is what i do. my problem is waking up or rather wanting to wake up. but if i can wake up then i am usually able to get my reading in before they wake up.
I do both. Some mornings I wake up before my girls and some mornings I wake up with them (like this morning, for example). I know that my mornings and days are more productive when I get up early, but it is just so hard to get out of bed in the morning sometimes.
I wake up with them unless I have to get up before them, for example, to get to church on time, or catch an airplane or something like that. The majority of the time, though, I usually just get up with them.
Wake up after. :) Not really, but I try to lay in bed and pretend I'm still asleep with the hope that they'll magically entertain themselves. I've also been known to leave snacks out to try and buy myself time. My kids all wake up way too early for my taste and since the younger two still get up in the night and we've got one about to pop out, sleep is too precious a commodity to even consider waking up before they start to scale the counters trying to make their own breakfast. Then we drag ourselves out of bed. And I can't complain, the vast majority of the time Kit gets up with them and tries to let me sleep through the chaos and he's the one that gets up with them at night and now I just sound like a lazy whiner. :)
I wake up with at least one of them. Will usually gets up at between 5 - 6 and since I'm normally up every two hours with him at night I make sure to sleep until he wakes up. I do feel more productive if I wake up before them but right now its the impossible dream...
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I would LIKE to get up before them or with them, but obviously I don't want to badly enough--because I get up after them. :( Still working on that. But most mornings it actually works out quite well, so maybe that's why I don't feel that motivated to change?
You guys, thank you for all of your thoughts on the whole "wake-up schedule". I'm going to give it a try waking up before the girls so I can have some quiet time....if I can get myself into bed earlier....let's just say I won't be starting tomorrow morning. ;)
Hmm. that depends. I am a much lighter sleeper than my kids, so I usually wake up with them if not before.
I love getting ahead start on them because then when they wake up, they know they are going to have a mommy who is totally elated to see them. Sometimes, seeing their little faces when they know mommy is going to spazz out with happiness when they wake up is motivation for me to get up in the morning.
That was super cheesy. Yikes (but its true)
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