Monday, July 25, 2011

Where's Momma?

This morning Craig informed me that Addi woke up saying, “Where’s Momma at?”  Wow—that makes me sad.   I wish I could be there every morning when she wakes up to see that sweet face and messed up hair, but it was Monday morning and after 2 mornings of waking up to my sweet girl, it was time to go back to work. 
This is probably on the worst parenting list, but Addi still sleeps with us.  It all started when she was 11.5 months old and got her first ear infection (which was a double ear infection) and was getting up nearly every hour through the night.  We made the bad mistake to just put her in bed with us so that when she woke up every hour, we could cuddle her and pat her back to sleep so that we could get back to sleep pronto since we both had to go to work!  After the ear infection cleared up and we put her back in her bed, it seemed like she would wake up about an hour or two after we put her down for the night so we (or was it I) would just put her in our bed to get her back to sleep.  Now we (I) just start her out in our bed at night and I must say, it is pretty nice because she usually sleeps all night and it is a great feeling to wake up in the morning to go to work after having a full night’s rest—it makes it a lot easier to get up! 
Here are 2 pictures of my sweet little angel doing 2 of her favorite things--eating and trying on shoes (she's obsessed with SHOES already):

She will be my only baby and she is growing up so fast and I have to admit that I love cuddling with her at night when she falls asleep.  It is one of my favorite times because she is so sweet and wraps her sweet little arms around my neck and we usually fall asleep cheek to cheek.  I know this won’t last forever so I’m enjoying it while I can.

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