To my sleeping baby,
As I write this you are sleeping peacefully next to me. We’re both in your crib, because you are a heavy little nugget who only falls asleep in her bed but still wants momma close by.
But it wasn’t always like this, and it won’t be like this for long.
So for now, I’ll lay and wait till you’re really asleep before I try to gracefully climb out of your bed, while in reality I end up knocking you on the head with my pillow, the bed creaks, the floor creaks, then the door creaks! But yet somehow you stay asleep…
But not for long, I might have 6 hours or I might have 40 minutes before you call out for me, or maybe just my boobies? I’ll be here either way. Because it won’t be like this for long…
Some nights I don’t even make it out of your bed, we really should invest in a more comfortable mattress for you. Can you tell it’s not that comfortable? When did we last change your sheets? How am I supposed to keep up with this?
I’m staying home full time now, but what will happen when I go back to work? Who is going to do the laundry then?
It won’t be like this for long… and I know I’ll miss these moments. So I’ll lay here a little longer, breathe in your baby scent. Because although you’re a heavy little nugget, you are my little nugget, and it won’t be like this for long.