I would like that too. Well, I do get it some of the time. I always lie down when the baby (16 mo) lays down (and always have), so I am in bed at night for 10-12 hrs. I get time either at night after she falls asleep, or if I wake first (if you get adequate sleep on a regular basis and do not ingest caffeine ever, your internal clock will wake you after adequate sleep). The trick is, I have to stay in the bed. If I get up, she wakes. So I just know if I get up, she will be awake within 10 minutes. If I want to meditate, I just stay in bed beside her and do it. I also bring the computer to bed so I can get on the laptop anytime I wake up. I have puzzle magazines, books, remotes to the tv all right beside me. I could not consider taking a shower because if she wakes up I would not be there. Nor could I hear her over the water. I have to wait to take a shower with her or when my parenting partner is watching her for me. When the child is a little bit older, they will not be so attuned and you will have more time to be up and about. It does not last long. dd1 was less this way, but I remember when she was 4 looking back and wondering when it happened... she still sleeps with one of us every night at 6, but doesn't stir at all when we get up.
To begin to save the world, we must first nurture the children. Read "The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost"
11 yo dd1-
; 6 yo dd2-
, 6 yo ds1