I have several childhood memories of the book, “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch being read to me. It was a popular bed time book in my house. I also remember just flipping through the book by myself on several occasion to read it and look at the pictures in it.
This book has come to mind several times recently, and oddly enough I don’t have this one in my little collection of books to read to Everly (note to self, go pick a copy up!). Everly has returned back to waking early in the morning, she is hungry (we’ve switched a few things around to try and help her get back to sleeping through the night its slowly getting back to that), but its also the only time I really get good cuddles in with her. Everly is not a major cuddle bug, but she has her moments.
Right now this is our moment we share. The other day I was with her from just before 4am to 7:30am, she did not want to be put down in her crib. So we just sat together in the chair in her room, she eventually fell asleep in my arms again but I was done with trying to get her to settle back into the crib. You can bet I soaked up every little moment of that short time. It amazes me how much she has changed already, if Jason had woken to check on us he would have found me in tears looking at my little girl asleep in my arms.
He did find us today cuddled up together again in the chair in her room, I had been getting her settled in for her afternoon nap. I was exhausted from waking up early again with her this morning, this time around she did settle back into her crib for a few more hours, but the previous mornings had finally caught up to me. Jason debated taking a photo, but he didn’t for fear of waking us. Everly and I both had fallen asleep in the chair again. This chair has become our special little cuddle spot.
These little, quiet moments are times I am going to cherish forever.