Friday, March 4, 2011
Just in case you didn't know... today's Friday. And not that it much matters when you're a mom, and your husband is in school and still has to study on weekends... it really doesn't mean much. But still. When I was awoken by cries at 5:54am my first thought was -- it's Friday! And I smiled. And then Aaron surprised me by rolling out of bed and going to Abigail. (I was surprised again when she went back to sleep until 7:15. He must have the magic touch.) And then just as I was lulled back into sleep by the wind howling outside my window, I hear the pitter-patter of little feet enter the bedroom. I scooped Olivia up and cuddled with her next to me. Sometimes she falls back to sleep. No such luck this time. But we cuddled for a good half hour. And I was allowed to just lay there and think. I have often told people, "Olivia was never a baby!". She was crawling at 4 months. She was walking around 8 months. I can't remember exactly when she started talking - but I can barely remember a time when she couldn't. But this morning as she laid there curled up in my arms, holding my hand I realized what a baby she still is. Her hands felt so tiny in mine. I thought of what a sweet spirit she has, and I just loved that moment. Laying there with my baby before the sun came up. And then she told me a story. "Once upon a time there was a baby chick. Who couldn't find her family. And then a cow came and said 'I'll help you find your family.' And then the cow found another chick...aaaaaand.... IT WAS THE BABY CHICK'S FAMILY! The end." She's something. I tell ya. And I can't believe she's turning 3 in A WEEK!!!