Thursday, February 22, 2007

In The Quiet Of The Morning........



Roman was down the hall crying. It was early, way earlier than I had hoped to have to get up. However, he has been sick since Sunday, and he went to bed an hour early last night. So it wasn't a big surprise that he was ready to be retrieved from his crib before the sun had even creeped above the horizon.


I climbed over Den to get out of bed, and followed the complaints that were coming from down the hall. His room was dark, but I could see a small figure standing at the corner of his bed. I quietly said, "Oh it's my baby. I love my baby." He settled down, recognizing me and my voice raising his arms to demonstrate he was ready to be held.


When I gathered him up into my arms he molded perfectly across my chest, and laid his sweet head on my shoulder. I patted his warm pajamaed back, and headed for the kitchen to make him a bottle. As I softly spoke to him about what I was doing he was quiet and content. I turned around and headed for the sofa, and turned on some cartoons, ever so quietly. Lucky for us, there was still a quilt sprawled across the couch from the night before, so I carefully snuggled us into the corner of the sectional, handed him his warm ba-ba, and laid the heavy blanket across the two of us. He contentedly, began to suck on his bottle, while his fuzzy head rested against me.


After a few minutes of me running my hand across his chubby cheek, and atop his tiny nose, my mind began to wander about all the things I should and could be getting accomplished. After all, it's not every morning that I have this quiet time with the whole house still asleep. As I begin to try to slide myself from under him, he murmured in complaint. He hadn't been fueled with enough love just yet. I hesitated, and wondered why it was that I was so ready to leave that quiet moment with such a placid baby?


These are the times, that when life is all over, that you wish you had more of. How quickly I forget to stop and just enjoy. I decidedly stayed and just picked up his chubby hand and kissed on it. I begin to nibble on his ear, and reassured him how loved he was by his Mama. Those are the best moments for both involved, and they sculpt and mold both of us into becoming better people.


26 comments:

marykathryn said...
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marykathryn said...

So Sweet!! I too was summoned out of bed early this morning with the sing-song calls from my little Hailey..MAAAAAMMAAAAAA..too cute. I'll tell you..these babies of ours...We are so blessed!!!!

Nicki said...

Beautifully written, Trina. I can soooo relate to this right now. These are wonderful times, aren't they?

Fee said...

what a beautiful piece of writing, Trina. You described the moment so well, I felt I was there in your living room with you!
And Roman is SO adorable!Infact you have a handsome bunch!
Love Fee

The Martin's said...

I could so see you there kissing his hand Trina and enjoying that yummy baby. We have to be reminded daily to slow down and enjoy the moment. I remember the older people in our church telling us to enjoy the day, but as you get older too, you really Get it!
I luv ya.

Anna said...

That is SO sweet. I could just perfectly see what you were describing, and it reminded me of similiar special moments with my children when they were babies. SUCH sweet memories. =)

Randi said...

Aubry is sitting next to me and she is adoring your little baby! She says he is SO cute!

It is too bad that the times we really slow down are so few and far between. All of this goes by too quickly and I thank you for the reminder to enjoy it!

Heidi (from PW) said...

thanks for the reminder to stop and smell the baby.

Anonymous said...

That was so sweet. I love those cuddly moments when the babies are at there best. Then later in the day all you here is moma moma I think back to that cuddly moment to remember the once pleasant who is know screaming at me. hehehe

love cherrie
hey I figured out how to leave a message. Aren't you proud. haha

Just Being Me said...

Trina that was so well done. I loved the sentiment behind your words. You can feel your love for your son coming forth so sweetly.

The Wooden Porch said...

I love this post!!! You made me take an extra couple of minutes with my own baby. I do the same thing too often--with both of my children. When they are being sweet and good and loving, I always want to be getting something else done.

momto3blessings said...

AWe soo sweet! I could see it all.

Neurotic Mom said...

Oh those are the moments i love

Kim's Life said...

Trina that is sooooooo gorgous. Like I have said a hundred times. You have the best soul. You are truley a wonderful mother. I love everything about my babies. It is times like this that you love them a little bit more, if thats possible.

Nicole said...

OH, I totally know those feelings! I love the way you write about it. I can FEEL those words in my soul. It makes me want to go get my baby right now and love on him.I think I am just going to have to do that.

KarenW said...

Treasure the moments while they are here!

Canadagirl said...

Hey Girl,
It took me a while to come and say hi. B/c it took me a bit to figure out how to register so I can say hi to the blogger friends who came here. I sure miss you all and I hope to keep in touch.

You sure made the right choise and savored your time with babe. Oh I miss those days. I pray your time w/o coffee is going well. I love the kiss cup, cool.
God Bless my SSiC
In Him,<><
-Mary

Anonymous said...

I am catching up on your blog. Love it!! Hope Roman is better.

Anonymous said...

I keep forgetting to put my name on my comments, sorry. Chantel

Julie Q. said...

What a wonderful description. I tend to resent those early morning rousings (how DARE you steal my precious sleep time) but I really ought to savor the stillness and the one-on-one moments more. Thank you so much for reminding me and helping me keep things in perspective. That's what kids are for after all.

Steff said...

What an absolutely precious moment! Thanks for sharing it. Awww it makes me want to have a baby to hold and love.

la bellina mammina said...

that was really sweet, Trina. I wish I have more of those moments. it's always jumping out of bed, getting ready to go to work, while the little one is having his milk in my bed.....

I cherish the evenings when I put him to bed, when he's just looking up at me with those beautiful, trusting eyes, one hand on his bottle, the other twidling the end of his "favorite" pillow....

Anonymous said...

I have been so busy but came by because I have been missing reading your stories! Roman is so beautiful. All your boys are. And can I just say that I love the name River?! You have to stop by and look at the new video I just put up over at my blog. I am going to move over here, too. It took me just under 1 hour to post that small entry. I want to post there but I just don't have the time.
Hope you enjoy the song. :)
mom2chris

Anonymous said...

oops...my blog is still
www.homeschoolblogger.com/mom2chris
:)

Anonymous said...

Wow! its Monday and you havent blogged since thursday! Whats going on? Are you Okay?!?!
I have a new entry. Chantel

Pam in Colorado said...

What a beautiful description of motherhood.

BTW: this is my first visit here and you have some very handsome boys. I love their names too! Wow!