July 19, 2010

I love your face.


grayface


dirty and shaggy and summer



ivy face catchlight?


I was crawling into bed remembering when there was a time that after we put Gray in his own bed he would still sneak and sleep with me at some point in the night and now, he doesn't do that anymore. It seems like forever ago. And it seems like I never thought he'd sleep in his own bed. (He now crawls in with Noah most of the time, but less and less now.) And so, I was comforting myself, calming in my heart, that ::click:: all to soon this time with Ivy in my bed, "wasting" much of my night time getting her to sleep, will some day ::click:: seem like forever ago.


23 comments:

  1. They do grow so fast! I'm in the middle of never ending nursing session (with our 7 weeks old baby girl) and I'm tired sore but know that it won't be long before she won't need me this much and I will miss it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It does go way too fast.

    My oldest co slept until he was 6. It seemed like he would be in my bed forever and like you said it seems so long ago now.

    Those pictures are just beautiful. All your photos...special!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I had that epiphany the other night. Nate has started sneaking in at night to sleep with us, and AJ, if he wakes up too early, crawls in bed in the morning for a quick doze and morning cuddles. When I catch myself getting irritated at the broken sleep, I remind myself that someday, probably sooner than I would like, my boys won't want to come crawl into bed and sleep with us. Then I hold them closer, kiss their heads, and count my blessings before going back to sleep. It's nice to know my best blessings are all in bed with me!

    ReplyDelete
  4. it happens way too fast! The next step is exciting too, but we always miss what we had that was good!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love their little faces too.
    We let Luke sleep in our bed last night. I do not feel the least bit guilty about it even though we'll have to cajole him into his bed tonight, because it was so nice smelling his head in the middle of the night.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bless your heart for letting your kids sleep with you! I love falling asleep w/ them, but I don't stay asleep for long. They're some crazy sleepers, so I have to carry them back to their own beds if I want to get any sleep what so ever!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. SO GOOD to finaly meet you yesterday! Now that I'm 'almost' local, I'm hoping to see much more of Erin, and, by default, much more of all of you. :-) Or do I need a kid to get in the club??

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a good reminder. We have gotten into a really good routine with my daughter that works well most of the time. But there are times when it does not and it takes longer than usual. Those nights I am often annoyed but you are so right that one day these nights will not exist any more. And that will be sad. So, what a good reminder to enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. They both have gorgeous eyes in those pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh you live with the most beautiful faces!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My almost 6 year old crawled in bed with me last night, and even though she's now a giant, and takes up most of my side of the bed, it was perfect. It had been way too long since she had done that. And our first 7 months of co-sleeping seem so very long ago.

    ReplyDelete
  12. It always blows my mind how some things seem so impossibly far away when we're sleep-deprived and giving, and then yes ::click:: it's done. That perspective helps so much.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love how totally individual each of your kids is. Your photos really show that, too. Nice work, mom!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I hear you... I'm still clinging to every moment my girls still co-sleep. This time will end far too soon.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am dreading the day that I put my youngest (16 months) in her own bed. Probably will never happen lol :) That second shot is FAB!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your perspective on parenting never gets old. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. ... and here i sit grumbling b/c emma just came out of her room for the 7th time tonight.

    thank you for the perspective. thank you thank you thank you. i needed to hear this.

    next time she comes in here, i'll pull her up into the bed for a snuggle.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I try so hard to remember this whenever I want to just put E to bed and do my own thing...he won't be little and needing to be rocked forever. sigh...

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love these images - especially the second one. The composition is perfect.

    Cheers,
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  20. oh wow, stephanie! last night we had a bad storm so i had charlotte (3) on the couch with me and i was remembering the nights i was up nursing her in the night, etc thinking it would never end and now i long for those days back! makes me kinda sad!

    great pictures, love those eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This morning I was looking at one our Disney scrapbook from 2005 and marveling (absolutely marveling letmetellyou) at how fast it's gone. The calendar says it was only five years. But that innocent face of my oldest (the one who now wears make-up and texts and has kissed a boy) tells me that it was much, much longer. Five years fly by. And it's sad how much they change. So you're absolutely on to something, friend. Hang on to those clicks.

    ReplyDelete

Your comment is gonna totally make my day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...