April 04, 2009

Baby Bonds

Keeping in mind, that headcount is more important than the fact the clothes were left in home, today was a better day.

My husband took the forgetful one out shopping for a couple items, like an extra pair of jeans and underwear.

The two older boys forwent going so they could hang with the baby.

She went down for her morning nap, and woke startled 15 minutes into it. Not one to believe that tiny babies should be left to cry it out at such a young age, and fortunately, my sister isn’t of that thought either, I picked her up and put her on my chest to sleep. I sat back in the recliner, listening to her quick breathing, her heart beat against mine, running my lips against the sweet fuzz on her head, inhaling her, listening to the occasional “uh,uh,uh, siiiiigh” as babies do, the quickened punctuated inhalation, ending with a deep baby sigh.


My eldest saw me there, eyes closed, living in the luxury of all that is baby, and he said, “Are you sleeping?”

I opened one eye and said, “No, I’m focusing on how wonderful she is. Want her to lay on you?”

And… he said yes.

And so he sat on the couch, and I took his wee cousin, and put her on his shoulder, and there she lay, nuzzled into his shoulder, for a better part of an hour, perhaps an hour and a half.

He sat there, running his nose through her silky peach fuzzy hair, lightly kissing the top of her head, smelling her, being mellow yellow.

I’d walk over and see Mr. T there next to him, Ringo playing guitar on her back. Or… he’d have both hands playing some soft little drumbeat on her tiny diapered bottom.

Mo or I would offer to take her. "Are you OK? Want us to take her?" He would look at us and grin, and softly shake his head no.

We are all in love.

Posted by Boudicca at April 4, 2009 09:09 PM

Ohhh! Did you get a picture of your boys with the baby? That you have to share!

Posted by: PeggyU at April 5, 2009 03:04 AM

Your boys are awesome! I love the image of macho teen/pre-teen boys holding and loving on a tiny baby cousin!!! You've raised them right....

Posted by: Mary at April 5, 2009 11:20 PM

Baby Naps. I used to love sleeping on the couch with the babies. Not only were they comfy and content, but so was I!

Posted by: Retired Navy CPO at April 6, 2009 01:57 PM