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Grooving on lack of sleep

March 8, 2011

It’s true. I don’t always love getting up 2-3 times a night to a crying bug…but as we near the end of our first year together, it has become bittersweet. I remind myself that she doesn’t really know the exact moment when my feet have become warm underneath the covers or the very second that I have stopped thinking and begun to fall asleep. Even so, my girl has an uncanny knack for choosing that exact moment to make her wake up call.

She was cold. The temperature dipped last night, after nearly a week of balmy evenings where fleecy jammies were no longer necessary. I had tucked her in just an hour before and as soon as I touched her chilly little arms and torso I scooped her up and walked down the hall to our room to tuck her under the covers with me. I love the feeling of her solid little body pressed to mine. I love when she pats me while she nurses and those sweet sighs as she snuggles in closer. Her little feet pull up into the fetal position and she curls her entire body against me.

She will only be little for so long.

Too soon will come the day when she will tell me ” I can do this myself”.

For now, I am grateful to have these moments. Even if it means that I get by on less sleep.

We spent today in pajamas and sweats. I let her destroy an entire catalog because she likes to hear the paper rip. It was a good day.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2011 11:18 pm

    Thank you for this reminder to appreciate these tough, but oh-so-precious, times in our babies’ lives 🙂

  2. Sandra permalink
    March 9, 2011 3:05 am

    Sounds like a grand day to me! Think you rock it even if you are sleep deprived.

  3. Cheryl permalink
    March 20, 2011 2:20 am

    Wow…Jennifer you sure know how to make a girl cry..=( Kenley will be 3 months old on Sunday 3/20 and I have to go back to work on Monday and I”m NOT looking forward to it. I feel like she was just born yesterday and we are still getting up every hour or so to check on her, and now I’ll be going back to work. My hubby will be dropping her off at my mother’s house every morning, and it makes me sad because I’m going to miss tons of stuff with her. So…yes cherish every moment you have with your babies, it goes by too quickly =(

    • Jen permalink*
      March 20, 2011 4:04 pm

      It really does, Cheryl! I always try to remember that when I am tired and grumpy. I am so happy that your sweet girl will be with your mom every day. That makes it so much easier to go back to work knowing that Kenley is at grandma’s house. It will be tough for a while, but she is getting lots of love!

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