Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Sigh

For the past two nights you have woken up after an hour or two of sleep.
Me or dad spring into action.
Picking you up and rocking you gently.

Your crying turns into a light squeal and then into soft mewing.

And finally, you quiet...

We rock and rock and rock from foot to foot (because we have no rocking chair here).
Swaying you back and forth trying to see how deep of a sleep you are in.

And then you sigh.

Your body relaxes and so does ours.

Your mouth moves and eyelids flutter and you go back to your sleep.

And I gaze at you...completely in awe that I had a hand in creating something as perfect as you.
I suddenly see your precious cheeks melting away into the face of a little girl then lady...

oh you are beautiful.

I slowly stop rocking...put my hands in the "ready-to-drop" position...
and place you back in your crib.

Happy that you are seemingly content to sleep some more and sad that I must leave you.

And then you fart.

With that, I know that I will love you forever.

8 comments:

Erin said...

Priceless. I love those special moments with Emery where she is being so sweet and smiley and then toots all over me!

Trey and Cheri said...

I somehow found your blog when you were doing the trivia contests. I have so enjoyed your recent posts on your precious little girl. My baby girl was born just a couple of weeks before yours and I can relate to the feelings you are having. Btw, I'm in Athens, GA.

laugheveryday said...

I love it.

This occurred to me last night - do you not get to watch new Bones episodes anymore?! Because things are heating up!

Krystyn said...

I just love when they go limp like that...they trust you completely....enough to fart in front of you, even!

GranolaGirl said...

Hilarious! You must save this for her and read it at her rehearsal dinner.

And it makes me want to come see you... How much are tickets to Vienna?

The Mrs. said...

sigh. baby farts. a sign of true love

The Mrs. said...

sigh. baby farts. a sign of true love

The Mrs. said...

sigh. baby farts. a sign of true love