Monday, June 27, 2011

slumber

Apparently the excitement of an imminent birth is tiring for little people. Especially the soon-to-be big brother who is being oh so kind, caring and cuddly with his muma. Last night in the soft glow of his bedside lamp he fell asleep under the pages of his book while waiting for me to snuggle with him. Precious.

His Montessori mind is well and truly challenging my intellect at the moment - not hard for my brain is literally deep in hormonal, hazy, baby land. When I'm driving in the car or when we're in bed together he'll say things like:

"Mum, let's talk about pipes."
"Mum, let's talk about planets."
"Mum, let's talk about bones."

And always, without doubt, the question arises:

"Is baby coming soon?"

To which I reply:

"Yes Che Che, baby will be here very soon."

27 comments:

  1. that's sounds like the start of a lovely childrens book. nice post. best wishes, Jane x

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  2. That is so so so cute that he fell asleep under his book. He sounds like the sweetest little man. Hope you're feeling well. Kellie xx

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  3. so gorgeous. i'm loving his elephant pillow slips too :)

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  4. Darling boy. Che Che sounds like he will make the loveliest big brother...

    ...and I too love those pillow cases! x claire

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  5. I love reading five minutes peace .. I remember mum reading it to me when I was younger, and since then I've read it to my sister (11 years younger than me) and countless children at Te Papa (NZ's national museum where I worked for a time) .. lovely story.

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  6. What a sweetheart. That photo is just too cute.

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  7. Oh what a sweet heart! I love conversations with my little one. Sweet Sweet Sweetness!

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  8. What I wouldn't give for five minutes peace :)

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  9. Pleased to see he loves his book! You will soon be wishing for 5 Mins peace! Love and hugs to you all xx

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  10. So beautiful. Che is going to be the best big brother and teach baby so many things. I hope you're feeling well and iron is up.
    Natasha xo

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  11. Your house sounds so lovely and calm at the moment ... hope your feeling wonderful!

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  13. I love that book. I often feel like Mrs Large.... My copy is written in English and Somalian - where it came from, I don't know. What a sweet boy. x

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  14. Aila is leaving me stumped with her questions all the time. Like, "Who made the sun?"

    My change mat cover arrived today. Love it! It's inspired a whole room change around and tidy up.

    xo

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  15. Precious. There is no other word I can think of. LOVE the pic, love the post. Hang in there hun, not long to go I'm sure :o) xo

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  16. That picture is the cutest thing. And I used to love that book when I was younger.

    I can't wait to experience what you do as a Mama, thank you for your sweet comment too lovely xx

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  17. Aww... my heart melted instantly upon gazing on that sweet picture :) He is going to make a great big bro!

    ♥ Cat brideblu

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  18. this is a lovely book for a soon to be big brother if you aren't yet familiar with it http://www.amazon.com/Theres-Going-Baby-John-Burningham/dp/0763649074/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309295448&sr=8-1

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  19. Gorgeous boy.

    Wishing you lots of peaceful moments as you prepare to meet baby.
    x

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  20. What a snuggly looking bed! How adorable to see him tuckered out under a story :-) xx

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  21. What gorgeous bedding to snuggle in.... Where did you get the elephant print linen? I love it!
    In bed with my little one and a book in the evening is one of my favourite times of the day..... x

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  22. What a lovely post - that picture is so precious!
    Thanks for stopping by my place too.

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  23. I love that reading is comfort even unto the smallest. Such a gift to give - the love of books - stays when so many others fade away.

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  24. I think of this post frequently. I'm awaiting a little baby that has decided to stay in longer than expected, and I wasn't expecting the feeling of wanting to withdraw and be on my own. Your note helped me embrace the feeling.

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