Thursday, June 30, 2011
Good Morning...Good Morning the little birds say!
This morning I was awakened not by my husbands alarm but by Emalee's! Lol she has a firm hold of her right foot...which has become customary, almost like a gesture of comfort. However at this particular moment she is not very comforted as daddy is off to work and she has decided she doesn't want to let him go...so her other hand has firmly grasped his shirt and she is not about to let go! Daddy's solution?! Let's give her a second bottle to keep her distracted! And that's where mom says GREAT...how can I compete with that?! And just like that her hands (and feet...my little monkey!)are otherwise occupied...allowing daddy to slip unceremoniously out the door to head to work. Some days I think daddy is her favorite and I suppose that is okay...cause most of the time mommy is her favorite and I don't mind sharing! I especially love when she decides mommy is her favorite and she wants to cuddle...which right now is commonplace, but as she grows I know those times will become more and more rare, so I am enjoying them as they come! Something about seeing that shy smile...which is quite deceiving, cause she is NOT shy, and then the subsequent snuggling into moms shoulder...makes my heart go pitter patter and I fall in love all over again! And just now...as excess milk dribbles from her mouth onto the bed (thanks daddy) she let's out that heart-stopping smile and greets me with her version of gotcha...good morning...and I love you mommy! Right foot firmly back in her grasp, the left one has now joined and she is babbling like crazy! Truth be told...she is pretty darn pleased with herself...but mommy is ready for morning nap by now. Problem with that being little miss Emalee clearly is not! So I am going to go chat with my jelly bean...for those who don't know the significance of this nickname I will gladly enlighten you a little later on...when I am fully awake and going for the day of course! And there is the customary rubbing of the eyes which signals "the Divine Miss Em" (Bette Midler eat your heart out!)is finally ready to settle in for the morning snooze and snuggle with mommy! Very soon the blankey will follow up over the eyes in yet another comforting gesture...and then the princess will drift off to dream of things like bottles and binkies and blankeys! More adventures to come...but for now snuggles! :)