Snuggling My Baby

I know that I’ve showed off these pictures of Jayce and I before, but I thought they would be fun to use again today. I didn’t say it at the time, but these photos are even more important to me now because the week after we had them taken I found out that I was pregnant.

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My first thought was along the lines of, “Aww man!” Not about the baby, obviously, but about just having gotten professional pictures taken, when I knew that I would want new ones done in 8 months when the baby arrived. But then I realized that I was actually really glad that we did this before I knew that I was pregnant. Now, whenever I look at these, they kind of represent this time in my life where I was just Jayce’s mom. A stay home mom with her first born kid, figuring it all out together.

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Last week Jayce was sick and one day at nap time he just couldn’t get himself settled down. I abided to a long list of requests, including several that I don’t usually do, but in the end he miserably said, “Mo-om, hold me. Rock Jayce.” So we sat down to rock and he fell asleep on my shoulder, just like this. And then I fell asleep too.

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It is the same way that I used to rock and snuggle him when he was still a tiny baby.

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When I woke about 30 minutes later, I just sat and looked at him, running my fingers through his hair and across his round cheeks. I honestly can’t remember the last time that I rocked him all the way to sleep, or that I fell asleep rocking him. It was a lovely indulgence that I don’t take lightly, especially given my impending awareness that the season of rocking this baby to sleep is winding down.

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3 thoughts on “Snuggling My Baby

  1. Ah this is too precious. My son just turned one and doesnt let me rock him to sleep one bit. BUT he did have a cold the week before and all he wanted to do was snuggle and sleep in my arms. It was such a missed feeling.
    Beautiful pictures!!

  2. Okay, you made me cry. Gosh, it kills me that they have to grow up. I mean I love it, every stage, but it is just so hard for me to deal with. I love that you got a special sleepy snuggle before the new baby arrives. Something you will remember forever. So precious.

  3. I think we are all willing to give up our play dates to have perfectly wonderful moments with our perfectly wonderful angels….even if they are sick.

    Miss you dear friend!

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