Sunday is the only morning in the week that this one gets to join us upstairs for a snuggle. Penny could not be more thrilled and is trying to be as low maintenance as possible in order to prolong her stay.
Saturday morning snuggles are a thing of the past. So this mama is soaking up every second and putting the million things on the to-do list on hold... like my hair🤦🏻♀️ As much as I love every milestone and watching him grow and learn, I’m desperately holding onto my little baby! 😍
Morning snuggles before my 11am workout!
I had to schedule a time for myself to workout because otherwise I could get suckered into sitting here with this cuddle bug! 🐶💕 Yes, he’s on my lap, weighs 60 lbs and under a blanket! 💕💕😂😂 #pitbull#morningsnuggles#biglapdog#cantmove
It was the wee hours of the morning, the sun barely starting to rise. I had just opened my eyes when I saw the bedroom door open, a tiny child creeping to my husband’s side of the bed. Before I could tell her to go back to bed, my daughter climbed over to my side and cuddled up against me. Within a minute, she was sound asleep in my arms.
It was an hour before our school wake up time and I had planned on doing a number of things. My mind began racing as I thought of the laundry I needed to start, the dishes that needed to be done and that warm cup of coffee that was calling my name.
Time is a precious commodity for us parents. But as I lie in bed trying to figure out how to sneak out of the room, the stress and tension I felt suddenly released. I found myself easing back into my pillow, my shoulders sinking into bed as I kissed my daughter on her forehead.
Life is busy and often chaotic for families. We try to cram so much into the day, from playing shuttle service to our children, to our careers, to prepping meals and keeping our homes intact. It’s a constant hustle in a society where there is often pressure to be perfect.
….. As I watched my daughter sleep in my arms, my heart was beaming with pride. My daughter is independent and growing up so quickly, but on this morning, she still needed me. I know that won’t always be the case, so I have to embrace these precious moments in life.
It was on this morning that my daughter taught me an important lesson—We need to allow ourselves to slow down. We need to be in the present and let go of perfection. And we need to cherish our time with our families. Who cares if the dishes remain in the sink for a few extra hours? My daughter needs me…everything else can wait. #slowdown#familycomesfirst#childhoodmemories#morningsnuggles#survivingtriplet#22weeker#micropreemie#kindergartner#preciousmoments