I am not an early bird. I have never been much of a morning person. I’d like to be, but no matter what time I go to bed, no matter how little sleep I’ve gotten, it’s hard for me to actually fall asleep any time before eleven at night.
That being said, Baby is very much an early bird. 5am? All smiles and cooing! Some days, it’s 4am. One unfortunate day last week it was 3:30am. Baby likes his mornings.
I’m trying to make this work for me, by staying up even when he goes back to sleep and getting some writing in.
This has required me to adopt two things:
1. Coffee (Of course, by the time I’m done with it the coffee has sugar, cocoa powder, and milk in it).
2. Listening to a lot of music. Music gets me moving and that helps me wake up and feel less like a zombie. My song of choice this week is “Country Man” by Luke Bryan because how can you resist a song that says, “I can grow my own groceries and salt cure a ham”?