Both girls seem to sleep better alone in their rooms and yet both prefer being with us. My three year old wandered into our bedroom at four this morning to "check if it was morning". Since it was not, and we confirmed it was not, she snuggled in next to me. She made it about fifteen minutes before her and I returned to her bedroom.
She loves to sleep with someone lying next to her, just not touching. But it is only these rare cases when she is already exhausted and half asleep that we actually get to lay with her because she loves to talk. She will literally talk herself to sleep. This morning, I not only got to lay with her but got quiet snuggles!
The baby enjoys sleeping in our arms, as babies generally do. Yet it is very apparent how much better she sleeps in her crib where movement and changes don't wake her every few minutes. Today, however, she was having none of this crib business...only cuddles would do.
There were many things to be thankful for today. There were many "up" sides to today such as my preschooler feeling better. My favorite parts of the day though were the cuddles and snuggles with my girls. I love having to just pause and be in the moment laying with these beautiful miracles.
I'm grateful for my girls. I'm grateful for the rare snuggle with my preschooler. I'm grateful to get to lay with her twice today. I'm grateful she went back to sleep at four a.m. I'm grateful for sweet baby cuddles. I'm grateful for these sweet moments with my quickly changing baby. I'm grateful to take the time to hold her today and let the to do list go. I'm grateful for a day of cuddles and snuggles to fill my heart.
Did you know it is proposed we need four hugs a day to survive, eight to maintain, and twelve to thrive? How do you get your hugs or cuddles? When was the last time you had a good snuggle?
May today fulfill our need for cuddles. May we have enough hugs to thrive. May we cherish these beautiful little moments with the ones we love. Have a beautiful day!