When Kenley was itty bitty she would snuggle on my chest for hours. I loved it so much and would often fall asleep with her little face pressed up against my skin.
As she got older and squirmier the snuggling pretty much disappeared. In part, I am grateful because Kenley loves her crib and has always gone down easily without needing to be held. But the selfish part of me want to snuggle with my baby. Then, out of the blue, it happened. Jason and I were out late at a Timberwolves game and had to wake Kenley up to bring her home from Grandma and Grandpa's. She was so out of it when we got home, I changed her diaper and then she rested her little head on my should and FELL ASLEEP!
I love that she squints for the flash even in her sleep.
I sat with her like this for at least half an hour and even contemplated just sleeping in the chair. I know these moments are few and far between and it won't be long before she's too big to fit in my lap. It's these little moments that make being a mom my most favorite thing in life. My love for this child is limitless and having even just 30 minutes to hold her and snuggle her means more to me than anything else in the entire world.
Thank you Ashley for starting this wonderful link up to remind us mamas of the things that truly mean the most.