Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sleeping beauties

I was coming up to bed and just peeked in on the girls. Something about the way Lilly was laying reminded me her as a teeny tiny baby in the NICU. I don't know really what it was, but I just got such a powerful feeling of looking back at her in those days.

We spent a lot of time watching them sleep back then. They didn't do much else, other than drink milk, and back in the very earliest days they didn't even do that (they were fed by nasogastric tube for about the first month). I couldn't really bear to be anywhere else most of the time, so we sat there and watched them sleep. They were the most compelling little sleeping people I could ever have imagined.

They still are. I went back to take a picture, but in the 30 seconds I was out of the room, she moved and I missed the moment. It's OK - that and all the other sleeping moments are in my heart forever.

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2 comments:

Ahuva Batya said...

What a beautiful post about such a powerful memory. It's hard to believe how big and active they are, it seems just yesterday they were so fragile. I'm sure you'll never really see them without that lens.

Lilypad Mom said...

They look so sweet together. I love when some little moment flashes me back and I see her as a little newborn or baby again.