Girl's Gone Child: The Sleeping Habits of Honeymooners
I have a hard time remembering things from when my daughter was small. It seems like a lifetime ago! But occasionally I will stumble upon something that jogs my memory, and this post from Rebecca at Girl's Gone Child really did it for me.
We weren't co-sleepers, exactly, Delia had a crib about two feet from my bed, but we did spend an awful lot of time curled up together in the bed. I remember a time when she was maybe a year old, one of the last times that she and I would nap together like that, the way she fit so perfectly against my body... with the two of us curled up together it was almost like we were one person again.
Sometimes, we'll both be crammed together on the couch watching TV, and her elbow quits poking me, and my knee isn't tickling her leg, we'll settle into a moment of bliss. Just a ginormous hug that brightens the whole world up for a moment.
It is super special because she's growing up now, she doesn't always want her old Mom sniffing her hair. I hear "I need some space!" so often nowadays that it doesn't even break my heart anymore. We still have sweet moments, although they happen in unexpected places.
Anyway... Cuddle and Sniff your baby if you have one! She won't sit still for it forever!