Monday, November 9, 2009

A Sucker Is Born Every Minute

...and the sucker is I! Oh, how Ruby can work me. Tried to get her down for her nap today with no success. First of all, she is on to me. She knows that if she falls asleep in my arms (which she still does sometimes if really tired) she will end up in her crib. So she usually fights it and wriggles out of my arms and lays beside me as she does when we go to bed at night. Well, then, she quickly figured out that Mommy also snuck out when she took a nap in the big bed so no matter how she laid (and she changed positions like 10 times) she made sure an arm or leg were draped over me. Finally, I was like, hey, Mommy is tired, too. (We got up at 5:30 for her audiology appt. this morning). So I laid down and got under the cover to show her I was going to nap, too. I closed my eyes and stayed like that as long as possible, but, boy the kid pulled out all the stops! 

First she snuggled all close and lay there stroking my face. Then she played with my hair for a long time. I'd open a eye every once in awhile and sneak a peak and she was just delighted and wide awake. She was so cute I could hardly stand it. She would hold my hand, snuggle closer, go back to my hair, face, etc. Next she recited all the parts she knew of my face (eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, hair, ear)... THEN went on to say any other word she could to impress me - bear, flower and bu-fly (as in the ones hanging on the wall). She is too funny. Finally,  she climbed up on me and started kissing all over my face. She had me hook, line, and sinker! She also said I love you a few times and this sucker could not resist her adorableness a second longer. We both laid there giggling and I decided to give up on the nap. She had won this one. And really, she had worked for it! In the end, we had the sweetest, snuggley-est hour of bonding time and really, that is far more important than a nap in the grand scheme of things.

PS - The audiologist appointment went well. Her hearing (as we knew) is pretty good.  A bit of mild hearing loss in one ear, but they think it could be temporary and due to fluid and congestion in the ears. Seeing and ear/nose/throat specialist next to get to the bottom of it.

8 comments:

Ellie said...

What a cutie pie!!! So sweet! And yes, she has your number!! :)

Sharon said...

So funny! I remember the precious times Khye and I snuggled for hours. You'll never forget these times so just enjoy it.
Jaxin wasn't a snuggler at all :(

excitedtobeafamily said...

She is just precious! My kids dropped their naps by 2 years old but they always sleep 11-12 hours every night. I am so glad to hear that her audiologist appt. went well. They thought Aiden had congestion or fluid and even put her under to put tubes in but no she just has a mild loss in one ear that really doesn't effect her much. I am guessing by high school she may not wear the one aid if she can show us how to properly compensate for the loss in school etc.

Dawn said...

Snuggling trumps napping any day!
Wonderful news from the audiologist. If Little Miss Snugglebug had to listen to me singing lullabies she'd pretend tp be deaf.LOL

Jessica said...

What a sweetheart she is. So glad for these precious moments. (And for the good news confirmation about her hearing.)

Maci Miller said...

LOL, Dawn! You are so funny! And thanks everyone! Wish me luck with today's nap!

rosemary said...

You are so right to focue on the love and bonding instead of the nap!! Fantastic Mommy priorities, Babe! I am so thrilled to hear that her hearing is as good as you knew it was - keep trusting that Mom instinct.

Mireille said...

I am glad she is hearing OK with a mommy who can sing that beautiful it is an extra gift to hear well!! She is really a smarty pants!! I love it!!