Wednesday, July 22, 2009

what kind of mom...

is too busy to notice that
her sweet and easygoing
baby girl fell asleep in her exersaucer?
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the kind with way too much going on.
who is trying to do too many things.
who somehow was blessed with a daughter
who needs nothing more than a blanket and her
thumb to drift off into dream land.

I need to take more time to snuggle with her.
not because she needs it,
but because I need it.

I will never get this time back.

36 comments:

  1. my boys all fell asleep in their excersaucers at one point or another...so don't beat yourself up...meanwhile my two year old (who is the last baby) is entertaining himself by watching pinky dinky doo as i read your blog....i guess i should go snuggle too!! :) mom's have sooo much to do and sooo little time to do it!!

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  2. Good for you to realize this! I can't tell you how many moms I have heard say, "I wish I could go back" or "I would have been more "present" if I could do it again".

    This time comes one time. We must slow down...I need to remember that.

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  3. i know exactly what you mean... these little girls grow so fast! now that our baby has turned one, i am left wondering exactly where all those months went!

    thought you might enjoy taking a peek on our blog. a good friend of ours used one of your tutorials to make special outfits for the birthday fun. thanks for sharing all the inspirational ideas!

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  4. AWWWWW!!! How cute is she?!! What a doll baby!!

    I am right there with you on taking the time to snuggle. I get so wrapped up in the day to day and then the projects I want to complete that I lose sight of the fact that my kids are growing up before my very eyes. Time FLIES!!

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  5. oh Julie. I feel the same way. Although I did it backwards. My oldest always fell asleep on the floor, in the swing... It took ee 2 more tries to realize they grow WAY to fast so I always take time out to snuggle Ellie.

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  6. I was thinking the same thing. I have an 11 year old and a 3 week old. I was snuggling the baby last week thinking of all the times my first son would be on the couch alone and turn to my and say "Momma will you snuggle me" and I would always say "Later sweetie, mommy is busy" and later never came.

    He's now too big to snuggle, hates kisses, and barely says "I love you" back to me, and it breaks my heart. If I could go back I would ahve snuggled him every time, but I can't go back.

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  8. If you don't go snuggle that sweet baby, I will! I miss mine being babies!

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  9. That is the sweetest picture!!! Maddie used to go to sleep in her swing and swing FOR HOURS!!!!! Thanks for sharing the picture it is too cute. I miss those baby days! Enjoy them for all of us who have big girls now!

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  10. She is just too too sweet with that little thumb~
    sandy toe

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  11. awwww! mine have done that as well. and in the high chair while eating, lol.

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  12. she is just so cute! i could eat her up to pieces!

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  13. What a sweet, sweet picture. Leila's fallen asleep in the exersaucer a time or two, which always made me feel a little bit badly, but not so bad that I wouldn't snap a picture or two ; )

    People always say to cherish the time when they're little because it goes so quickly, and man are they right! As long as you realize this, and get in some extra snuggles you're good! You have a wonderful family!

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  14. Oh Janey! I'm a sucker for sleepy thumb shots (excuse the pun).

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  15. Too cute for words, Julie!! :) I know what you mean about being so busy that time is gone in a flash and before you know it, you have a 2nd grader. ;)

    xo

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  16. So, so true!!! enjoy these precious moments!!! :)
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  17. Been there, all of sudden it's way too queit and you look over and they are out cold! I have done this with both kids, she looks so happy and comfy!

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  18. The same kind who lets her two year old fall asleep on her burrito while she's doing the dishes.
    That's what happened to me last night!

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  19. oh that is just too sweet... aren't they just amazing?!?! I am going to hug my sweet girl right now :)

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  20. Oh I could just kiss her little sweet cheeks. I used to rock my baby brother and sister to sleep and the only way they could fall asleep is if I hummed to them a little tune. Although my baby sister is deaf, the vibration she felt always put her to asleep. Why can't they stay babies forever!!! I miss that time! Have a great evening.
    ~Molly P

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  21. Awww, so sweet! Mine fell asleep in there on more than one occasion too!

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  22. For what it's worth, she looks so sweet and adorable though! :) that is so great that she is so laidback and easy going! :) Enjoy the extra snuggles...I'm sure she will enjoy them too!

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  23. Beautiful picture, and I couldn't agree more with the sentiment!

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  24. She is so precious! and, what a great reminder....I can't believe my youngest baby is almost 1...(tear!)

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  25. that is so incredibly precious... takes my breath away. What a little sweetie pie!

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  26. Awww, what a treasure.

    My itty bitty girl is also sweet and easy going. Thank you for the reminder to treasure my time with her :)

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  27. i want to hold her too!
    especially while she sucks her thumb!

    i have a question for you.
    where do YOU develop your photographs?
    i asking my fav. photographers in blogland for their fav. photo developing websites. thanks julie!

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  28. i LOVE nothing more than a baby sucking their thumb! aaron does it and it is good thing he can't talk...because i am sure he could talk me into ANYTHING being that cute!

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  29. They do grow so fast. I remember when my son was an infant and he did the same thing. He's 12 now. Where did that time go.

    Ruth

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  30. oh how sweet it is. what a great shot of a sweet baby :O)
    p.s. got my delivery yesterday :O) on the go porta potty, yipee.

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  31. so true! precious moments go the fastest. I love that picture, what a sweetheart!

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  32. That is too precious for words! My little girl is a "blankie and a thumb" kind of girl too and I wouldn't trade the cuteness of it for anything :)

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