Abbie sleeps in her own room, and has since the day we brought her home from the hospital. For a number of reasons, it’s just worked best for us and our lifestyle – she loves her room, loves the safe environment of it, and above all, is a very independent little girl.
Because of that, it’s rare that I get to see her asleep these days. Her door is a bit noisy, and changes to her sleep environment often disturb her. But this weekend… I got to see her asleep.
Often I forget just how little Abbie still is, and just how much more growing she has to do. She’s so much fun in the stage she’s in. The newborn and infant days are long gone, and I consider her more of a “big girl” every day. She knows so much already – just the other day she surprised us in knowing most of her numbers. She’s smart and feisty. She’s also sweet.
But she’s the sweetest when she sleeps. When I’m lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her asleep, I see so much. I see the little newborn we brought home who slept on my chest. I see the infant taking off crawling without hesitation. I see my little girl walking to me for the first time, hear her say Mommy, and hear her giggles. I see everything she already is and has been in her life.
Also? I see where she’s headed. I see the big smile I know she’s going to give me on her first day of school. I see the elbows I know are going to get scraped up if she’s as clumsy as her momma. I see the blonde hair I’m going to help her decide what to do with on prom night. I see the profile I’ll see in her wedding pictures.
It’s one of the things that’s surprised me most as a parent – that’s she’s at her sweetest while she sleeps. While she sleeps, I see it all – what’s been, what’s to come, and a glimpse of what will be.
Couldn’t agree more with this post. Hubs sent me a picture last night of Avery falling asleep in the car and I felt all of the same emotions. When did our baby girls get so big?!?
I know, right? I have a love/hate relationship with her getting so big!
There really is something about seeing your baby sleep that brings you back to the baby baby days. They are so calm and peaceful and stinkin’ cute when then sleep!
There is. Remember when they were infants and we could watch them sleep for hours?!? Sounds super creepy, but we all did it, haha.
Aww this is so sweet! She is precious!
So sweet! I love watching my kids sleep!
So sweet your making this momma all teary eyed. At 7 years old Marissa still is so sweet in her sleep to. I just love to watch my girls sweetly sleep too.
It’s amazing how they look like babies, isn’t it?
They are definitely the sweetest when they are asleep! Especially because they arent getting into everything hahah! I do tell my husband this all the time. They are just so peaceful and you want to kiss them a thousand times ( if it wouldn’t wake them lol!).
Haha true they aren’t! And yes! thank goodness Abbie still in a crib and I can’t reach or I would end up waking her up with kisses!
Such a cute, sweet post. You are so right. My boys are all definitely the sweetest when they are asleep.
They definitely are.
Looking at a sleeping baby makes everything in the world okay
It definitely does! It’s amazing.
This was so beautiful… I often stand in my kids’ doorway and watch them sleep. It gives me all the warm and fuzzies inside 🙂
It really does. They’re just so sweet asleep!