19 October 2010

morning, love.


this morning, my sweet boy and i stayed in bed a lot longer than usual. he, in his footsy pajamas...and me, cuddling and adoring him completely. with his daddy leaving extra early for work these days (and out of town much more than we like), he usually ends up in bed with me, and wakes up watching the sun shine through the window shades. so peaceful and sweet, one of the best parts of my day is watching his eyes finally open all the way. what i'd give to be inside that sweet head to see what he is thinking.

usually our mornings are a bit rushed. my ocd-self - making the bed right as i jump out of it, trying to get a list of things done before the next feeding, going on a walk before it gets too warm, etc, etc....things i consider productive. but today, i wanted to soak it all in. i wanted to stare at the sunshine with my boy, cuddled up in the sheets, in no rush to start the day. we talked about our family back in utah, describing each family member who already love him so much. we ate breakfast in bed (oatmeal for me, breastmilk for him), we played patty-cake and sang itsy-bitsy spider - songs that have become staples in our day. when i finally forced myself up, it suddenly dawned on me that this is the most "productive" i've felt in years. caring, loving, teaching, and spending time making memories with my happy boy.

i figure i only have so many years before he won't want to cuddle in bed with me, so i'm taking advantage of it while i can. in fact, he probably won't even remember these mornings. but i know i always will.

8 comments:

Amy E. Campbell said...

I can't even tell you how sweet this is...

You're such a good mom!

Ashley Blackburn said...

He's so freaking cute.

Kristin said...

Yet again...tears are in my eyes! Your posts are so sweet!
sounds like my mornings....i love them!!
your a great mama!
xoxo

Wendy said...

Amazing mom! I totally know how you feel, I just dont know how to describe it like you do! You are an incredible writer Laura! I love that you can put your finger right on the amazing stuff in life!

Erin Bradley said...

you are spot on my love! you can't spoil a kid too much (with attention & love) in my opinion. noah is so lucky to have such great parents.

anna said...

I'll be there Saturday!

whit said...

you are the cutest little thing..you and your son. so happy that you are soaking it up! thank you for sharing your sweets moments with us.

Kristin said...

he is BEYOND perfect...I love reading about all your new discoveries as a new mama...and I could not be happier for you...love and miss you