Saturday, September 8, 2012

These are the Moments

There are certainly days when having a baby is trying. Days when I start to wonder what the heck we were thinking when Dan and I decided it would be a good idea to produce offspring. You know those days - you only slept for (what feels like) a total of 30 mins spread out over the last five days, your baby is fussing screaming for no apparent reason, your home looks like an episode of Hoarders because nothing is put away, you can't remember that last time you showered or brushed your teeth, and your patience is spread thinner than the very last bit of peanut butter over a piece of toast.

But, then something happens that is so endearing it makes you want 10 more sweet, cuddly babies in your life.

This morning, after getting out of (a much needed) shower, I saw possibly the most adorable, heart-warming site I could ever wish for:

Dan was sitting on the floor in the living room, staring down at Linus, who was sound asleep. And he was quietly humming You Are My Sunshine. It was beautiful; almost dream-like. I swear I saw it with slightly muted colors and blurred edges, and of course, with the sun rays streaming perfectly through the windows. It was just what I needed. My heart exploded with glee and suddenly, the rough days we had earlier this week didn't seem so bad.

These are the moments that you live for as a parent. The moments that remind you how dear family is and, more importantly, the moments bring you back to earth and keep you sane.

And now, just because I love them, a few gratuitous photos of my husband and my baby:

Ah... my blog is already woefully behind. The reason? We are seriously lacking in sleep in the Welding household (in case you couldn't tell by that first paragraph). Hopefully, I'll be more awake and back to a regular posting schedule soon!

1 comment:

naturemummy said...

I hope Linus lets you have a good nap soon! I actually started breastfeeding Evening laying down so I could snooze while she nursed - I wholeheartedly recommend it if Linus will let you