Some moments I wish I can just hold onto forever. You know the kind that leave you amazed and in awe. These are the moments that memories are made from.
Those who read my blog know that Lily has been off and on fighting napping. She still needs one not to be cranky later on in the day, but sometimes no matter what she just can’t seem to fully relax and crash.
This was one of those days. Both she and Emma had laid down to indeed take a nap. Of course, Emma (who still loves to nap) passed out within 15 minutes and was out cold in her own bed. Lily was still bouncing around about 30 minutes after this. I made her come in our bedroom finally so that she wouldn’t disturb Emma, who was sleeping peacefully and comfortably.
Lily was all over our bed and had more energy than a Mexican jumping bean! I was trying to check up online a bit like I normally do during nap time, but I finally realized that wasn’t going to happen and give up while I was ahead.
So, I turned to Lily and asked if she wanted to lay down with me and snuggle. She asked for the TV and I put on Disney Jr. Jungle Junction had just started.
She got comfortable and laid her head on Kevin’s pillow and was laying so close, she was practically on top of me, but not quite.
It has been quite sometime since she slept with me, but not long enough ago that I don’t remember. Lily used to co-sleep with me from around a year old to almost 18 months old. She really never slept good in her crib, once she outgrew her bassinet. We finally set up her toddler bed and that was the first time, she slept all not comfortably somewhere other than with me in our bed.
So, this brought back some memories from a time not so long ago. As she laid there, she told me that she loved me and I got hugs and kisses, too. I told her to close her eyes and I would do the same. We laid there like this for I am not sure how long, but when I opened my eyes again (I may have dozed off for a few minutes myself), she was sound asleep and quiet completely reigned.
I literally didn’t move for at least five minutes just watching her and being amazed at how perfect she was in that moment and knowing that she is still my baby.
And I have to admit I wanted that moment to last forever and if I could have just stopped time, I would have. And not because she was finally napping and I did very much have some much needed quiet time (that might be a bonus, but that truly wasn’t it), but because it really and truly felt like home and right where I wanted to be.How Could I Not Want to Snuggle With This Face? Love Her!!!
Moments like these make all the craziness worth it and also make me realize that unwinding, as well as tuning out the world is not only essential but needed at times. And this was truly one of those times on all levels.
Don’t know if I we will have that happen again anytime soon, but for what it is worth, I kind of hope so and I did very much enjoy every minute of that while I could.
And to learn a bit more about me and how I became the mother I am, please check out my Traveling Tuesdays Guest Post on Dawn’s Disaster here today. It is a special tribute to my mom, whose birthday it just happens to be today. Happy Birthday Mom!!!
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