Monday, January 19, 2009

Wee Hours

It's very quiet at this hour. The clock ticking over my shoulder. The boiler humming. The pipes clanging as they work to keep the house warm.

I feel the soft in and out of your breathing, the warmth of your breath against my collarbone, the rise and fall of your chest against mine. You've made it clear that this is the only place you're sleeping tonight. And as much as I'd like to be sleeping too, I love that you find comfort in me, your mama.


Nicky said...

That is so sweet. You paint a beautiful picture.

I hope that you both managed to get some sleep!

Mommy, Esq. said...

I love the snuggles but with two unfortunately I don't usually have time/energy for "sleeping on mommy". Our next kid (if we have 1) will be so spoiled!

Jen said...

It's so hard not to wish them older when you are so tired. I'm trying to live in the moment too.

sushilover said...

I love this.

Milt Lee said...

Hi K,
I got an email this morning from NaBloPoMo and it reminded me that you won a prize (actually several things) that I had offered, but when I contacted you to get your address to send the stuff, I never heard back. After reading some of your blog, it's pretty clear that you would like the prizes, and I would love to send them along. I hope you send your address, and I will send the prizes.
Milt Lee

docgrumbles said...

so sweet