Putting a child to sleep and just walking away is easier said than done.
No matter how tired I am, or how much work I need to get done, I can’t help but stop and stare at my sleeping babies. Even my oldest baby who is four is just precious to look at, and now with my newborn, Little L, I have a hard time looking away.
I trace her features with my eyes, I follow the lines of her lips, I gently swoop my fingertips over her eyelids, then brush my hand on her cheek. She may flutter with baby delight or let out a sigh and re-snuggle back in my arms. I dare anyone to try to resist that — it’s pretty much impossible.
Here are a few quotes and my own personal thoughts on sleeping babies — because they are just magical.
A Mother's Arms
Yes, Victor pretty much got that right. Babies have never slept better than when in our arms — makes me feel as if we are one.
Sweet Baby Smell
That baby smell we love so much is even sweeter when they are snuggled up sleeping in your arms. It’s like they ooze it when they are in deep slumber.
Smiling Sleeping Babies
My husband is always amazed at how much our Little L smiles in her sleep. He asks “I wonder what she sees?” I like to think she is hearing and seeing angels keeping her company during her sleeping moments.
Sleep Like A Baby
I couldn’t resist this one —and how true it is!
Kiss Your Children Goodnight
I do, I do! It’s impossible to leave a room and not sneak in a few more kisses from your little ones. I told my son once that I kiss him when he sleeps and he said “I know mami, that’s why I sleep better.”
Not Enough Sleep
So very true! While we may adore our sleeping babes, if we don’t get enough of it, we turn into them — bed head and all.
Cherish The Moments
Cherish every moment and I especially like the bit about leaving the cleaning and scrubbing for mañana!
A Sense Of Peace
No matter how stressed I am or much I need to get her to sleep to finish what I am doing, as soon as her eyelids drop I stay. I stay and watch and I immediately feel more relaxed and worry free. I love the effect sleeping babes have on me!
A Baby Provides Warmth
When I do eventually decide to remove my sleeping baby from my arms and place in her moses basket, I feel as if a warm blanket has been pulled off of me and I need to cover back up. Her tiny body provides warmth and a sense of security.
Oh those sighs! Those sweet sweet sighs! I wish I could bottle them up and keep forever.
Sometimes all we want is for them to SLEEP so we can get things done, but once they do, it’s like I’m stuck, like glue or a magnet. I just gravitate towards her.
I Made That!
Yes, I realize it was a team effort in the creation of this tiny little being, but more than once when looking at her sleep I have uttered these words. Wow is right!