When I was pregnant, the kids woke up around 7:30. I slept until 8 and then made breakfast.
NOW Squirt wakes up at 6 to eat. I have to remember to open Munchkin's door as she follows close behind at 6:30. Thumbelina joins us around 6:45 and ET is my only trooper sleeping until 7:30 or even 8 some days.
Before, I was barely conscious at 8:30--wondering when I could sneak back to bed for a nap.
NOW by 8:30 we have been up for so long and completed so many things that it regularly shocks me when I look at the clock and see it's only 8:30.
Before, I could maybe have all the kids bathed and dressed by 10 so I could jump in the shower and be done by 11.
NOW I can get all the kids (plus the baby) fed and bathed by 8 am so I can shower by 8:30
Before I would fall asleep before 9 pm and still have to drag myself out of bed at 8 am, and crash at naptime.
NOW I go to bed around 10:30 after Squirt is in bed, and wake up with her at 6. And most days I am fine without a nap.
***Last night I had to get up three times--none of which were for the baby. How sad is that?!