The space between my last two.
The space between my last two is almost 6 years! It’s a big space for me. My first three were ushered out in a 3.5-year succession. Leaving me little time to gather my thoughts on this late-night business.
I forgot what it was like to have this tiny little alarm. Waking me up every 3 hours. This itsy bitsy sloth who resides on my chest in the wee hours of the morning. I forgot what it was like. And then when I’m in the thick of it, I realize I cannot imagine having it any other way.
That 3am milk mug. The diaper changes & loud baby burps. Rocking & rocking... very slowly placing her down only to find out that she psyches me out every time. As soon as she’s laid down it’s time to wake up again.
These sleepy bags under my eyes... they are a mother’s badge of honor. A mile marker in the journey of life. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I still scoop her up & am in awe that she chose me. That I get to pull all nighters with her. That we have eachother. I often leave her here. On my chest, kissing the top of her tiny curly head. I don’t know if I’ll ever stop being in awe of her. Of her entrance into our family.
This season of sleep deprivation is just that. A season. It’s time will pass & I’ll miss her tiny body curled up on me. So I’m soaking all this sleep deprivation in. Enjoying our nightly snuggles & embracing the eye bags😉 & as I’m looking at the clock ... I’m realizing I can’t remember a post I’ve ever done at 4am😳 that says it all🍼🤪
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