Tuesday, June 26, 2012

little moments like that...

last night i had a moment. one of those moments where you wish you could stop the clock and stay there forever. while rocking avery to sleep, she snuggled up so content on my shoulder and while i kissed her cheeks, they were puffed up in a permanent smile and she was quietly laughing (i think she was too tired to give a good laugh, but also knew it was bedtime so she was "whisper" laughing). i smiled... then i laughed... and then i cried. it's such a bittersweet feeling to have your "baby" grow up right before your eyes, but there is nothing greater that your "baby" learning to cuddle, give hugs, give kisses and reciprocate all of the affection you have given to them. while i normally am quick to put her to bed so i can finally have some "me" time (aka watching all of my bravo shows :), last night i was in no hurry to stop rocking and put the babe in her crib. we rocked and rocked and rocked... and i cried and cried and cried (happy tears!) i am more in love than i ever imagined and i truly believe that being a mom is the greatest, most fulfilling and rewarding job there is and i wouldn't change my life for anything <3