Monday, April 26, 2010

Remember When

There are plenty of things about motherhood that I'd like to forget, poop geysers, 2 hour sleep intervals, screaming fits. However, there are many more things that I don't want to forget. But I know that my brain has been turned to swiss cheese so I figure I can write it all down here.

  • How soft the inside of her palm is when she rubs my face during her nighttime bottle. She just carefully caresses my face as she drifts off to sleep.
  • The way she nuzzles her head into my neck when she's sleepy. She's not squirming trying to get free, she's content and quiet. I can feel her heart beating and her shallow breaths. Gets me every time.
  • Those belly laughs. When I smell her stinky feet or cover her with a blanket and then uncover her real quick. It's like food for the soul.
  • When she accomplishes something new, like crawling or pulling herself up to a stand and she gets this look on her face like she just saved the world. I love it. She's so proud of herself.
  • First thing in the morning when I go into the nursery and her face lights up like a Christmas tree. This is always my favorite time of the day, just so long as it's not before 6 am.
Sometimes I need to focus on the beautiful moments instead of the ones that make me want to rip my hair out by the roots.

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14 comments:

Shell said...

LOL @ ripping your hair out! You're right, though, it's easier to focus on the bad than the good. And those sweet little moments will be gone so quickly. :(

Lil'Misa said...

Well said! I love how Carter's face lights up when I get him each morning. It just melts my heart.

Babes Mami said...

Replace she with he and you spoke my mind. I love when I go in in the morning and his face is just pure joy he's so happy to see me. I too try to focus on that when that sweet beebee turns into rage face!

Sarah said...

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Nikki said...

My most favorite time is in the morning too!!! Can't beat that smile!! I'm a sucker for the blankie game too.
Your post is sooo right on!! It's so important to remember these moments instead of the sleep deprived ones!!!

Mandy said...

So, so sweet~ I totally agree with everything, and I'm constantly afraid that I'll forget! (Oh, and when I saw the thing about Captain Feathersword in your last post, I nearly shot coffee out of my nose- too funny!) Thanks for stopping by my blog- I 'm so glad you did b/c I'll definitely come back to read yours. have a great day!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I wish I had a blog way back when. My kids are 9-17 now...those things are such distant memories. =)
Thanks for stopping by!

Persis Shah said...

awww how sweet is this list! i can't wait to become a mom now =)

Persis
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Kisha said...

Baby hands just kill me, every time. (and yes my baby is three, but damn it, she still has baby hands!)

I'm so glad you're enjoying her while she's still this small:)

Young Wife said...

So sweet! What wonderful memories.

Stefany said...

Oh yes... the second one with the nuzzling into your neck is the best! I knew just what you meant when you said that one.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today.

Michelle Faith said...

Thats just the most wonderful thing I've read all day...

Miranda said...

Cherishing those small moments is so, so important. I know that I've been so caught up in the horrors of parenting (screaming fits at 2am, food throwing, MOLARS!) that it's hard for me to just stop and take it all in. He's only going to be little for a short time. Thanks for the reminder that we need to cherish the little things.

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

What a great list of things to remember! I wish I had written down stuff like that when my kids were younger just so I can remember again later. I guess, it is never to late to start!

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