Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just so Tired

Sunday morning Spencer missed his nap. He cried a bit. I tried to let him work it out. But no success. So I held him. Rocked him. Walked with him.

It was one of those rogue days when nothing worked. And usually he's such a good sleeper.

By noon I had both boys up and fed and they were playing in the exercise saucers. Spencer was happy as could be, despite his insomnia. Laughing, kicking, bouncing up and down. So I went into the kitchen to wash some dishes. I was only gone a few minutes.

While pausing mid-pan-wash to check on them, I gasped.

And then I laughed. Spencer was sound asleep in the exercise saucer. Head completely vertical. Not a degree of slumping to the side. Snoozing in the very position I left him.

He was just so tired...

Because he looked like he'd been zapped by extra-terrestrials or sprinkled with fairy dust, I poked him to make sure he was still breathing. Then I grabbed the camera.

Watch how he tries to interact with me but can't keep his eyes open. So funny. So precious. What a sweetheart.

10 comments:

  1. Sweetheart is right! His sleepy smile is as warm and adorable as can be. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. i was laughing to hard. love it. i could tell you were wanting to videotape it just a little bit longer but then figured you should probably help him out of there.... ;-)

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  3. Erin! You're perceptive! I was laughing so hard I couldn't hold the camera still and the poor boy was so pathetically tired. Yes - off to bed he went. He was out again before I laid him in the crib.

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  4. Cath, he is so cute. Oh I want to come see him. I love it when they sleep in places like that. Ty did that all the time. See you soon.

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  5. That video is quite possibly one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I love how he is smiling and then asleep.

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  6. Could he be any cuter? Love that sweet tired look. So precious, so helpless, so angelic. Ahhh babies. So wonderful!

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  7. Does he tutor? Let's set an appointment. Jacob needs some pointers for sure!

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  8. Ang - Are you getting to the "gotta let them cry it out" stage? Good sleepers...hard to go through the pain -but oh so worth it! You know I'll be your cheerleader! Call me anytime!!

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