While you were sleeping

While you were sleeping little one I took the opportunity to catch up on some of the things I had not had a chance to do whilst I was playing with you and your siblings, feeding you all or dashing around from one big kid activity to the next.

While you were sleeping little one:

  • I cooked grown up dinner
  • I ironed
  • I vacuumed
  • I picked up your discarded food from the floor
  • I tidied your siblings crafts away
  • I put washing in the machine
  • I emptied the dishwasher and refilled it
  • I caught up on some work

Silly mummy.

For at least some of that time I should have just watched you sleeping.

Silly mummy.

I should know better.

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I should know that your siblings have grown and changed so fast that you will not be tiny forever.

Silly mummy.

  • Your fingers and toes will soon be bigger.
  • Soon you will be walking on your own.
  • Soon you will be joining in the games your brothers and sister play.
  • Soon there will be no more babies for mummy. You are my last baby.

So tomorrow while you are sleeping I will be watching you.

I will be looking at your tiny fingers and toes. Watching your chest rise and fall and memorising all of your features.

You have all grown too fast and every time I blink I miss something.

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44 comments

  1. Aw that’s so lovely. I’ve got tears in my eyes. I’ve 3 boys & this is so true. I wish I’d left the house work & watched them sleep instead.

  2. My first baby is due in a week. I’ll have to remember to take the time to watch my baby sleep and cherish every tiny part.

  3. This is so true! My eldest is ten and I wonder were all the years went! Sometimes you forget to just enjoy x

  4. Lovely post. It is so hard to drop the responsibilities at times in favour of the precious moments with our children. I have to remind myself too every so often and let the house be a mess. #binkylinky

  5. Ah gosh this is so lovely. I couldn’t agree more, I have older ones and little and I know how fleeting these moments truly are. Makes me want to go and give all my babies a squeeze x

    Stepping in for Hannah this week and thanking you for linking up to #thelist x

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