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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Whispers

Right before bedtime each night as I get ready to lay Carson down in his crib, I squeeze him real close and whisper in his ear "I love you, I love you, I love you" over and over again.  There aren't enough minutes in the day to express my love for this sweet boy.  His smile, his laugh, his screech, his coos make my heart flutter.  I lay him gently down and he just smiles up at me.  That smile though.  I can't help but smile back as I cover him with a blanket or three - he loves to snuggle up in blankets.  Once covered, he rolls to his left side, grabs his seahorse and brings it to his face to give it kisses.  Those glorious, slobbery, wet, open-mouthed kind of kisses.  He finds his thumb and drifts into a deep rest.

Sometimes after he's drifted to sleep, I will sneak back into the nursery and lean over the crib rail.  Just watching.  I watch his chest rise and fall with each breath.  I watch his eyelashes flutter as he goes through different REM stages.  I watch his mouth as it continues to suck reflexively in his slumber.  A few times I've even just rocked in the rocking chair, reading my book listening to the sleep sounds coming from his bed.


In the mornings, he wakes me with laughter and chatter as he talks to his hands and toys.  I walk into the room and find him in whatever odd position he landed as he travels around his crib all night.  He always greets me with a smile on his face seeming to ask, "What are we doing today, Mom?"

I scoop him up and he grasps my shoulder leaning into it with his open mouth.  Instinctively I breath deep and soak in the moment before we venture out into the world and begin our day.

5 comments:

  1. This made me cry as I sit here missing my little man at work - as I'm sure you do as well!
    I am SO impressed and jealous that your son goes to bed in his crib by himself. We have to rock our son in the rocker and put him down asleep. WHAT IS YOUR SECRET?!
    We are also experiencing issues with wakeup times between 5-6am.
    6am I would be fine with but today was 5am.... the norm is usually 530am.... asleep by 820pm.... I just want a smiiiiiiiiidge bit more sleep. I'm hoping once solids are introduced at 6mo he might sleep a bit more? or am I delusional haha

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  2. This made me cry as I sit here missing my little man at work - as I'm sure you do as well!
    I am SO impressed and jealous that your son goes to bed in his crib by himself. We have to rock our son in the rocker and put him down asleep. WHAT IS YOUR SECRET?!
    We are also experiencing issues with wakeup times between 5-6am.
    6am I would be fine with but today was 5am.... the norm is usually 530am.... asleep by 820pm.... I just want a smiiiiiiiiidge bit more sleep. I'm hoping once solids are introduced at 6mo he might sleep a bit more? or am I delusional haha

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  3. This made me cry as I sit here missing my little man at work - as I'm sure you do as well!
    I am SO impressed and jealous that your son goes to bed in his crib by himself. We have to rock our son in the rocker and put him down asleep. WHAT IS YOUR SECRET?!
    We are also experiencing issues with wakeup times between 5-6am.
    6am I would be fine with but today was 5am.... the norm is usually 530am.... asleep by 820pm.... I just want a smiiiiiiiiidge bit more sleep. I'm hoping once solids are introduced at 6mo he might sleep a bit more? or am I delusional haha

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  4. This is so sweet! Love this! And lil Carson!

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  5. He is a cutie! How could you not want to hung and kiss and whisper I love you to him all the time?!

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