Good Morning & Happy Friday!!!
If you read yesterday’s post, you probably realized that yesterday was pretty rough. Truth be told this week has been pretty rough. We take the bad with the good though, right?
Gabriella just hasn’t been sleeping well at night and she refuses to nap. I mean this girl will fight will all of her might to not nap. Eventually I just give up. I’ll end up getting her & taking her for a run or walk…and to the park. She loves being outside & so do I.
But Wednesday she had her shots, which did not make anything easier. She woke up with a fever yesterday morning- poor little thing. 😦 Thankfully I got the fever to break, but we still did a lot of rest, fluids & extra cuddle time.
^how she woke up yesterday, but shortly after this picture is when I discovered the fever 😦
When it was time for her afternoon nap, (I feed her around 12:30pm and she falls asleep on me- and that is how I stay- I LOVE this time, just having her sleep on me for a few hours makes me SO very happy) she just would NOT go to sleep. She was exhausted & rubbing her eyes non stop. She wouldn’t fall asleep on me, so I put her in her crib, turned on her sound machine & hoped for the best.
Well the best didn’t happen. She ended up just crying…and crying. I tried to block it out- at least to see if she would just end up falling asleep because she NEEDED sleep- so I started cleaning to distract myself. After about 10 minutes, she was still crying so I gave up. I went & got her.
I have to admit, I’m NO WHERE near perfect, I was a bit frustrated. I wanted her to nap, not just because I wanted to get some work done, but also because I KNEW she needed sleep.
As soon as I brought her downstairs, I sat her on the floor & grabbed a book to read to her. Then the craziest thing happened…I didn’t even look at the book I grabbed and I just opened it & started reading.
….and then the tears started flowing.
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you always,
As long as I’m living,
my baby you’ll be.”
^I think I want to get that saying for her room- I’ve seen a few canvases on Etsy that I like.
Oh.My.Gosh. Have you ever read this book???? I had NEVER read it before. Ever. It is one of the SWEETEST, most heart wrenching children’s books.
There I was sitting on the ground, with Gabriella in my lap just sobbing. Poor girl was looking up at me like, ‘are you ok Mommy?’ It put EVERYTHING into perspective. I told her she could be cranky as much as she wanted to nap, refuse to nap, and keep me up ALL night long. No longer did ANY of that matter. Here I am, the LUCKIEST and most BLESSED Mom. Gabriella is healthy, cute as can be (hey, I may be a bit biased 😉 ), and MY daughter!! Sometimes is still amazes me that I’m a MOM..truly the BEST feeling in the world.
I swear there was some divine intervention from the Big Guy upstairs when I grabbed that book yesterday. Gabriella and I BOTH needed that!
Did you have a favorite book as a child?
Moms out there: Favorite book to read to your child?