Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In the middle of the night....

The Bug cries and I slip out of bed to retrieve her from her bassinet. I quickly get back under the covers with her, happily sliding back into the warmth of the duvet, the comfort of the flannel sheets. Her head snuggles into the crook of my arm as she starts to nurse, the dim glow of the bedside lamp falling on her downy head. She falls into a sleepy rhythm that half-hypnotizes me. Her fingers curl through strands of my hair and her eyes meet mine as we gaze at each other. Her hand reaches up, fingers brushing my cheek, my lips and then go back to my hair. Her nursing rhythm slows and finally stops as her eyelids droop over her sleepy blue eyes. I cuddle her gently, so as not to wake her, my hand softly stroking her fuzzy little head, my heart full of a love so intense that it's nearly painful, nearly takes my breath away, this final baby of mine. Her thumb stabs at her face, seeking her mouth. Finding it, she falls more deeply to sleep.

Easing out of bed, I lift her up and gently deposit her back in her bassinet. As I place her on the mattress, pulling her blankets up around her shoulders, she lets out a huge burp, smiles in her sleep and starts to snore.

18 comments:

Mamma Sarah said...

She's totally adorable! What a priceless memory you have! That's what being a mom is all about.

daysgoby said...

Oh my God she's beautiful...What a little princess.

She looks like you, Julia.

Clip that post out for her babybook - love for her radiates from every word.

Angela said...

She is so beautiful and what an amazing post.

Thank you for sharing that.

mark said...

What a cute picture and wonderful narration too!

Jenn said...

She is beautiful!!

What an awesome post. Excuse me while I go and check in on my babies sleeping.. thank you!!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

See what life offers us if we just pay attention, and you DO Julia! Precious moments, that give me the shivers and make me jealous.....

Shannon said...

My heart aches to have those moments again.

Those little gifts babies give us....I would'nt trade for all the riches in the world.

Oh, The Joys said...

Aw. That is so sweet, sister!

something blue said...

The love exudes from your words. This is truly beautiful.

Wisconsin Crunchy Mama said...

Really beautiful, Julia!

Andrea said...

Perfect.


Andrea

Laura said...

cute picture and great post

Kelsey said...

Thanks for making me crave a baby even more!

I sucked my thumb just like that as a baby... with my index finger hooked over my nose. :)

She's so sweet Julia!

Allison said...

That picture makes me wish you were taking the Bug with you. As much as I understand why you aren't.

I suppose this just means I'm going to have to come visit when I ::crosses fingers:: move.

Erica said...

So sweet... I can just picture the whole narration with my own little one.

Lara said...

i know i'm totally late, but that was so beautiful. thank you for that. :)

Barbara said...

I'm visiting here from DeeJays. I see why she nominated you for the Perfect Post Award.

Carol said...

A truly beautiful portrait of your final baby.

A visitor from A Perfect Post.