Meet the McNeil Family

Meet the McNeil Family

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Last night Waverly fell asleep snuggling up next to me on the couch.  She was incredibly interactive.  She wanted to look right into my eyes and listen to me talk to her.  I recited some favorite books and sang a few songs.  I told her over and over again that I thought she was beautiful and I love her so much.  She was chewing on her tube, when all of a sudden she stopped chewing and fell asleep.  We stayed that way for awhile.  I forgot how lovely it feels to have a child fall asleep on you.  The rhythmic breathing - warmth from their body - puddle of drool (yes, I even loved the drool last night!).

It was a moment.  A little thing.  And it was wonderful.


Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading your blog. What a lovely picture you give us with your words. Thank you for sharing that moment.

Amanda said...

Aw, that sounds like heaven on earth. I wish my little one would fall asleep on me :) Savor all the moments you can :) That's what I'm told! I love following your blog and seeing how your beautiful children are doing.

Joanne Huff said...

I love this, Shannon. Such beautiful imagery.

Heather said...

so happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

Shannon, you are an amazing Momma -- Waverly is so blessed to have you -- the two of you are a match made in heaven!