Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sleeping Babies

Addy's new favorite thing is to fall asleep without her swaddler.

And my new favorite thing is to take pictures of her falling asleep without her swaddler and show them to Matt when he gets home. I'm sure he sits in anticipation at work, wondering what position she fell asleep in this time. Ha!

I don't know what it is but, I can't get enough of this sleeping baby. I sneak into her room during her naps multiple times during the day and I find myself telling others how she fell asleep on her stomach and how cute it was. I've even invited others into her room to get a glimpse of her sleeping.

I know I'm not the only one who does this. I've read numerous blog posts about Mom's sneaking in to peek at their little ones off in dream land.

Why do we do this? After how hard we work sometimes to get them to fall asleep, why do we risk the chance of them waking up again just to get a glimpse at their sweet angelic faces?

Maybe it's the sense of accomplishment we feel after getting a hyper baby to calm down and fall asleep. Or maybe we just missed them that much during the 15 minutes they were asleep?

I think it's because time seems to stand still when they're sleeping. Even though sleep actually helps her grow, it seems that during that brief spans of time that is her nap, Addy stops growing. She's frozen in time as an almost 6 month old baby and I can't help but steal little peeks to soak it all in and maybe snap a photo sometimes too.


Janelle said...

This is so Sweet! I love all the pics! I am a new follower of yours! love your blog! hope you check out mine!

Mom said...

Love this post and love the precious pics of Addy! Makes me want to be there!

Janelle said...

Got your comment on my blog! Yes, very common theme....I think two other women posted similar post Casey's guest post and another one???? Funny enough.... I usually blog about what the Lord is convicting me about...HE must really want me to get the message.... After reading two posts...and still feeling the need to grasp being a better momma and wife. I love how the Lord works....So glad to meet another Sweet tea lover!!! I am really obsessed... I serious take my 15 month old at seven in the morning to grab a sweet tea!

Heather said...

I can't imagine how many pics I will take of my one-day child! I take SO many of our puppy! haha! your baby is the cutest! xo

Heather said...

P.S. The button looks GREAT! thanks so much, friend.

Mrs. T said...

hahaha...so cute!!
I just stumbled upon your blog & I'm glad I did so we could "meet"!
Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

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