4.25.2012

This face

Eva Dress Up web.jpg

She makes me smile...
even when all I want to do is nap.
Things are slowly getting better and better.

The ironic part of all of this...
she would barely sleep with us when she was little.
Even as a newborn.

There would be the immediate "milk coma" pass out sleep right after nursing.
But, if we were holding her, her sleep would be short lived.
Only swaddled and on her own, would solid chunks of sleep happen.

No matter how much I wished for a nursing/nap session.
Or hoped for her to snuggle up and sleep with me...
she never would go for it.

Now, as we are looking at big girl beds,
and a little one to arrive soon...
all she wants to curl up and sleep with us.

Almost harder than hearing her cry...
is fighting the urge to give in.

Mostly driven by wanting to sleep...
but a tiny part of me wants to let all those previously dreamed-of-snuggly sleeps finally happen.


 Black and White Wednesday  and then, she {snapped} 
   
babybabylemon

13 comments:

Adrienne said...

Great, fun shot!!
Glad things are getting better ~ I have an email I keep meaning to send you composing itself in my head...today I'll get it written!

{and I think Ms. Monner might just travel to you for those photos??! Whatever it is she's cooking up, I believe travel will be involved!}

Keetha Broyles said...

Darling!

Is she a Bear Bryant fan? Roll Tide!

Mrs. Claus said...

Isn't that the way it goes? When you can they don't want to and when you can't that's all they want.

Love this shot!! Thanks so much for linking up and for the great poetry. Good luck in the contest!

Kelly said...

If you can sleep with her there, I'd say go for it. Might as well soak up all those snuggles while you can!!

Kelly-Marie said...

Aw bless her, so hard to say no to snuggle in bed.
Stunning photo huni, she is so cute.

Thank you for linking up sweetie x

misc.alaina said...

Such a cute shot! I completely understand your thinking on this. Will never slept with us, and I can count on one hand the amount of times he took a short nap snuggled up to me. The boy likes his own space. So, I get your longing for that time and how difficult it is to not give in. Hope it keeps improving for you guys!!

momto8 said...

yes..I completely understand!!
she is beautiful!
my kids slept in their cribs until they crawled out and asked for a bed.

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

we have a snuggle sesh every morning. and it's a pretty great way to wake up!

Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

oh, what i wouldn't give to snuggle up with my levi for a nap or even a night. he just can't do it though. he likes to sleep alone (unless he's sick). judah, on the other hand... my little cuddle bug. x

Heidi said...

I remember sitting as still as a statue for HOURS because I didn't want to disturb the babe sleeping in my arms or on my chest. I cherished those times with each daughter. They grew out of it quickly though, and needed their own space and I knew it was just a part of growing up and learning to become independent, a good thing in other words, but I missed it dearly. I think you are doing the right thing by not giving in now, as hard as it is, because you are setting the foundation for easier nights when all of the chaos of a fresh babe in the house subsides. Hugs to you, Nessa.

Marilyn said...

Awww, sooo beautiful.. LOVE your poem : )) How darling is that lil fun and pretty face : ))...Stopping in via ...andthenshesnapped photo linky. I have a fun photo challenge happening I would LOVE for you to join in if you are interested.. Look forward to visiting ya more often.. The link -http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/04/finagle-foto-11-fun-happenings.html Wishing you a beautiful week.. xoxo Marilyn

Marilyn said...

Awww, sooo beautiful.. LOVE your poem : )) How darling is that lil fun and pretty face : ))...Stopping in via ...andthenshesnapped photo linky. I have a fun photo challenge happening I would LOVE for you to join in if you are interested.. Look forward to visiting ya more often.. The link -http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/04/finagle-foto-11-fun-happenings.html Wishing you a beautiful week.. xoxo Marilyn

Marilyn said...

Awww, sooo beautiful.. LOVE your poem : )) How darling is that lil fun and pretty face : ))...Stopping in via ...andthenshesnapped photo linky. I have a fun photo challenge happening I would LOVE for you to join in if you are interested.. Look forward to visiting ya more often.. The link -http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/04/finagle-foto-11-fun-happenings.html Wishing you a beautiful week.. xoxo Marilyn