5:30 am: My alarm goes off, and I’m up. I have a smartwatch, and use a vibrating alarm, so I don’t have to worry about waking up Craig and Juniper (we bedshare). They are both still passed out next to me. My goal is to get some computer work done before the nugget wakes up. I pull my laptop up into bed with me, open it up, and dive into my inbox.
5:36 am: Juniper stirs, pushes my laptop aside, climbs up on my chest, and falls back asleep. She’s getting her molars right now, so she’s been needing more snuggles than usual. I laugh to myself about my six minutes of work (I didn’t even get a whole email written), and remind myself that they are only young and snuggly once. I put my laptop aside. I pull out my phone and read the book I’ve been reading on the Kindle app while snuggling with my favorite nugget.
6:27 am: Juni is up for good now. She snuggles in and nurses for a bit to wake up, and then pops up and climbs to the other side of the bed to jump on Dada. Now that we’re both up, she slides off the bed, and then runs to the closet to play with shoes—her favorite morning activity. Craig and I spend a few minutes in bed chatting about the upcoming day.