Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Best Laid Plans...

Sometimes don't go exactly as planned! I had planned on spending the better part of last night and even this morning catching up on all the wonderful things I wanted to write about...

But last night sleepiness got the best of me - unusually early. I fell asleep even before my husband (that never happens). So this morning when I woke up bright and early around 5:00, and Perry did too - I laughed and said that I think I really am turning into a morning person.

I was gung-ho to get started on blogging... until I heard the teeniest of whimpers come from my little daughter's room. I tiptoed in to Livia's room to see her nearly weeping in her sleep. I'm not sure if she was having a bad dream or what... but it just tugged at my heartstrings like none other!

I scooped up Livie and took her into our bed where she snuggled into my side and hummed herself back to sleep.

Now a little piece of me thought as it was happening, "I have so much to do! Not just blogging, but cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, washing and folding and putting away laundry - all of which I hope to get mostly to completely done before Livia really wakes up for the day. This is my 3 hours in which to get stuff done without any of it being undone!"

But my heart took precedent over my head... as it all too often does. So for the next 3 and a half blissfully wonderful hours I did absolutely nothing except laze about holding my little girl and watching her dream.

No more whimpering or weeping or even frowning in her sleep; instead she was grinning and gently humming to herself almost the whole time. At one point Liv looked like she was even laughing as she dreamed by my side.

Yeah, I made a great decision :o)

8 comments:

mah-meeee said...

oh isn't that just the best thing? to cuddle and watch your child sleep soundly in your arms?

enjoy that while you can!

dani said...

amanda,
you most definitely made the right decision!!! ENJOY:D
l,
d xx

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Valarie said...

Do that as much as you can, They grow up way to fast. :)

MaryBeth said...

Definitely made the right choice!!

E and T said...

Hi Amanda

That is one decision you won't regret. How beautiful to be snuggled up with Livia as she so peacefully slept. Content that her mummy was by her side.

I can't think of a better way to spend the very beginning of a day.

Love and hugs
Elise

Nan said...

I agree, the best choice is the one you made! I'm glad you enjoyed every blissful moment of it!

Tabitha said...

How lovely, I am so glad that she slept peacefully in your arms. My daughter used to pull sad faces in her sleep too (when she was a baby) and I used to stroke her face to make sure she knew I was there!!
love and hugs Tabitha XX