Friday, June 7, 2019

The Sleeping Baby


The Sleeping Baby

Baby's belly is full.
We have already played pattycake,
read a bedtime story,
and shared a lullaby.

She settles into my arms.
The rhythm of the rocking chair soothes us.
Sleep slowly drifts into the nursery.

Tiny fingers curl
around the edge
of a blanket.

Her breath comes, steady and soft.
Her hair sticks out - wisps of flyaway fluff at her nape.

Snuggled in dainty, white footed pajamas -
speckled with pink stars and yellow moons,
she breathes out a sigh of comfort and peace,
and with gratitude, so do I.

29 comments:

  1. Connie, this is so sweet!! With a baby girl in our family, each word is a wonderful description of the peace that comes with her sleep.

    The picture is darling; is she your granddaughter?

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    1. Yes, this is my granddaughter. I'm a lucky grandma.

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  2. Hi Connie, Such a precious photo of Amelia and a darling poem. I know you enjoy your visits with your granddaughter. xo

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  3. How precious!! I am glad you get to spend time together.

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  4. very pretty baby. I'm sure she is relishing the calm in your arms. Sweet poem

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  5. Wonderful poem? Your granddaughter?

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    1. Yes, it is! She is such a joy.

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  6. Oh how sweet and the perfect poem to describe her. I know you're enjoying that precious time.

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  7. You capture those special moments beautifully. There's nothing quite as wonderful as snuggling with a grandbaby while she sleeps. I kinda miss those days... (But your words make me feel those feelings again.)

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  8. This is so beautiful - such a sweet poem to your sweet granddaughter - this she will treasure when she's older. I so wish I had another little one in the family! They are all growing up so quick. Hunter graduated high school (my first grandkid) at 16 - he was able to accelerate his learning and graduate early.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. That is great for Hunter! You must be very proud of him. He's got a jump start to success for his future.

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  9. Your poem is heart touching. It is amazing how much joy a grandchild brings into our lives. Treasure those cuddle moments. My granddaughter is 11, and I still cuddle her on my lap when she comes for a visit and I still tickle her 17 year old brother's back. I imagine this will be the last year she lets me hold her. He however will always want a back rub.

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  10. She looks so sweet. Your poem to her is a great treasure for her.

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  11. Oh, how sweet! Precious picture and a wonderful poem.

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  12. Oh dear this is absolutely adorable poem !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


    your words reflect the pure joy of soothing grateful heart :)

    reminds me of days when my babies used to sleep and i would stare at them without blinking my eyes

    observing their slightest moves ,curling fingers and smiles that rise and disappear abruptly SOOOOO CUTE!
    hugs!

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  13. Oh, she is adorable! I love to watch my son sleeping, he is 8 months now, however it is really hard to get him to sleep😊 Have a lovely week☺

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  14. wonderful poem.....
    baby sleeps well if listening beautiful song of lullaby.

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  15. I never see the word 'nape' used that much anymore.

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  16. Beautiful poem. I love it. What an adorable baby.

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  17. This was such a lovely poem about your granddaughter, Connie, and one she will undoubtedly treasure in years to come.

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  18. just stop by to say hello

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  19. I sighed at the end of this one. Your love radiates from the sweet words.
    I'm very happy for you that you get to be grandmother to that precious one, Connie.

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  20. Have a lovely weekend!:)

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  21. So very sweet..........words and sweet baby photo all! You are so blessed!

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  22. awesome article.
    thanks for sharing :)

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  23. What a beautiful baby and such a lovely poem. What a sweet baby.

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