I decided to sleep with Ruby last night, I miss her little body in the bed and her skin and softness, so I thought I would see how we went. Between her restlessness and my sore hips, restless leg syndrome, pregnant bladder and a headache I had a cr*p sleep and woke up feeling like death warmed up this morning. Anton came in to say morning about 6.30 and was greeted by a groaning wife and a daughter who was keen to ‘hop up hop up!”. I lay there a while longer, had a big cry (hormones?? exhaustion??) then I did get up, took some panadol and crawled back into our bed and pretty much pulled the covers over my head. My wonderful husband got the message and took carer’s leave from work. I then woke up again at 11!
I wasn’t really sure why I had a big cry, but my perceptive man suggested that maybe I was sad because I was realising I couldn’t sleep with Ruby anymore, or for a while anyway. And I definitely think he’s right… He took this pic today when I lay down with Ruby for her daytime sleep….
Something was different about getting you to sleep today…maybe we both know things are changing with our sleeping arrangements… usually you turn away and put your back against me when you’re about to drop off. Today you turned to me and put your dear little face close to mine, then drifted off. One of those moments where I wish I could blink my eyes and take a pic of what’s there before me. If Mummy needs to find some sense of self preservation and sleep in another bed at night time, at least we can still have our daytime naps for a while longer!!
This man, this man… the love of my life and most awesome Dad to my girl. He looked after us both so well today… he always does look after us and we are so blessed to have in our lives, loving us and taking care of us.
I love those dimples 🙂 And how sexy is a man with washing up gloves on?! Heehee….