Monday, November 17, 2008

My favorite 8 minutes of today

I sat in the rocking chair tonight to put Porter to sleep and as I started to nurse him his eyes immediately closed. He was sooooo tired after a long, sniffly day. He finished eating, and his eyes popped open, which is unusual because he is usually lights out by then. He has discovered his tongue lately, and it is THE CUTEST thing ever when he sticks it out waaaay far and plays with it. He looked up at me and started playing with his tongue and we gazed into each other's eyes. He would stick his tongue out at me, and then I sould stick mine out at him. He would smile, and that obviously would make me smile. We concentrated on each other's faces for eight whole minutes (I just happened to glance at the clock), smiling and sticking our tongues out and in, out and in. It was pure bliss. Then he turned and nursed himself back to sleep.

I read a poem on my friend Veronica's blog tonight and I loved it, especially the end. (click to read the whole thing)

'The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep'


Holly said...

My mom had that poem embroidered on something when i was a kid. Isn't it so true?

Will said...

My mom used to read that poem!!!!! I loved it when I was little (I still do) - love you!

Will said...

My mom used to read that poem!!!!! I loved it when I was little (still do) - love you!

The Steinhours said...

We were having the same kinds of thoughts - that's very similar to what my blog said - nearly the same time. Be in the moment!

The Poore Family! said...

Sweet, sweet Porter!!!!!! He can't get anymore gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin & Jessica said...

Barbie, I love when Logan does this, I feel so special because he only does it for mommy. Porter is getting so big, how much does he weigh now? Logan is 15lb 7oz. Amica is almost a week over due, Tiffay had to have one of the babies amniotic fluid drained because it was putting too much pressure on the other twin but she is doing better, they gave her the steroid shots just in case of preterm labor. Can't believe that this is the week last year that we told everyone that we were pregnant, how time flies and how quickly these little ones grow!-Jessica

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I'm going to have to keep reading it! That's so awesome that you're breastfeeding. For what it's worth, CJ got about 3 days of rice cereal before she got stopped up. I HATE rice cereal. Believe it or not, instead of that, All Bran thinned with breastmilk is awesome. Keeps em regular and fills em up. Also, start with veggies as well. To this day I make sure CJ gets plenty of veggies and whole grains to keep her going! Hit me up on Facebook if you have any questions.