Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It makes it all worthwhile

I was rocking Caylee desperately to sleep.
It was pass 1 am.
And I was so tired I was nearly crying.
I kept telling Caylee over and over again:
"Close your eyes baby girl. Go to sleep please."

Then in the stillness of the night.

A head turned and a voice called out.

"Go to sleep Caylee. Don't disturb mummy."

And then

"Mummy, I love you."

Then Christopher turned and went back to sleep.
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By the way, my previous post on my mum was an emotional post for me. At the end of the day I know she just wants the best for me. Her tiredness and raw emotions just brought out the worse words. And I don't take it as well as I should have learnt to! :)

13 comments:

eugene said...

i know it is hard,but you know it is funny you might think,, i miss those moments where i had to wake up in the middle of the night rocking my babies away.

i still remember once, my eldest when he was 8 months old, he cried non stop about 2 am, i had no choice but to carry him out of the house, with him in the house, i walked up and down along the corridor of my apartment for about 30 minutes,

and another one that i will never forget is, the same boy about the age, he could not breathe smoothly due to phelm in his nose,all i did was to litterally sniff out the phlem from his nose with my mouth, disguting you may say, but i felt for proud of myself,,,hahahahand i miss those beautiful moments,,,you know.

therefore,just enjoy cos our children will grow up so fast than we think ,hahahahha

Mummy Gwen said...

I remembered those times when I was almost in tears rocking Gwen to sleep. She just won't go to sleep. But she soon turned into a good baby when she reached 6 months old.

Aww...how sweet to hear those words from Christopher. He really loves Mummy very much. :)

smallkucing said...

Why Caylee not sleeping at 1 a.m.? Constant crying ka? Maybe colic.

Christopher though young but he very "sang sing". Good boy

mNhL said...

Really worth it! Christopher knows u r tired.

andrewjune said...

my dear, this post is somewhat so touching and i can sense you're quite emotional lately...

do take some time off to smell the roses...dont get me wrong, you're a great mum but even mothers DO need some time off too...

hope you dont feel so "stressed"

as for chris, he is such a good son and a great brother :)
you're truly blessed :)

Irene said...

hang in there mommy. your son is real sweet :)

Julie said...

Ann, every night since Samantha was discharged from NICU, she is wide awake from 12am to 5am. If I'm lucky, it is only from 1am to 3am. She is not just awake but fuss and whine. Don't know what she wants. Sometimes is her stomach discomfort. Many times I felt like throwing her out from the window. :)

I dare not imagine how sleep deprived I'm going to be once I start work next week.

MeRy said...

Your son is so sweet...

BoeyJoey said...

Christopher is such a sweet and understanding child. Makes it all worthwhile isn't it? :-)

Mummy Moon said...

Chris is so sweet! I have those experience too, damn tired and sleepy but still have to rock the baby, and he gotta the eye wided look and me... But come on Ann, soon when your baby grows a bit, you can be more relax,

mommy to chumsy said...

Christopher is such a sweet little boy :)

coffeesncookies said...

Christopher is really mummy's boy. I bet you wanna hug him tight at that moment.
When my little one couldn't sleep, hubs will be rocking her like mad.. and furious, very stressful, then we found out she will sleep to Il Divo's. We played till track 3 or 4 - Unchained Melody..she'll knock off.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I was very emotional when Sarah was a baby. I easily fall tears when she cried and did not want to fall asleep.

And you are so lucky Ann, there were a sweetest voice to comfort you when you were down.

Be strong Ann.