Dear Baby W, your bed head makes me smile

Dear Baby W,

You are a BIG BOY now,
sleeping in a BIG BOY bed
with a Momma who sneaks a peak
of the only peaceful moments
you’ll give me all day.

And when I watch you through the tiny crack of your door,
I imagine the boy you will become.

I imagine you bringing home your handmade Mother’s Day cards
and Macaroni necklaces.
I imagine you learning to ride a bike,
and swinging a golf club like Tiger Woods.
I imagine Back To School nights
and baseball tournaments.
I imagine you coming home from school
with your first broken heart.
I imagine Homecoming dances
and college visits.
I imagine the ache in my heart
as I read the letters you write home from your mission.

And while I know things may not turn out
just as I imagine,
I do know that I want the life for you
that you imagine.

And that would make me the happiest
Momma in the world.

Just like the happiness I feel now,
when I can hear you call Momma
through the crack in the door,
and I race your Daddy to be the first to
scoop you up from your nap,
so that I can kiss those smushy cheeks
and giggle at your bed head.

You make me smile.


{yes, that is jelly on your forhead from lunch}

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    February 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Darling! Mine goes to bed with straight hair and wakes up with curls…. sweaty bed head. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jayna Rae
    February 10, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Love the jelly on the forehead. Monster usually has something on his face all day too. It's just so difficult to get those cute little boys to sit still long enough to wash their faces.

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    casey aubut
    February 10, 2011 at 7:05 am

    LOL! Hubby and I race to when we hear the kids waking up! they know we get out Snuggle Time for a couple minutes after they wake up! Best time of the day!

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    February 10, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Oh, sweetie! Look at those big, sleepy stretches.
    You're blessed. Crazy, mad, lovely blessed.

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    Lea the Lion
    February 10, 2011 at 7:44 am

    You have the cutest posts!! What an adorable family!

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    February 10, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Cutest big boy, ever!

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    Audrey Crisp
    February 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Awww cutest little thing! Love his "bed head"!

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    Comeca Jones
    February 10, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Love is felt in your words and then seen in his face thank you for sharing.We may not relate in lots of ways but our love for ones child is universal.

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    Mrs. Knuth
    February 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

    He is precious! I just had my first son, 3 months ago. Boys are such blessings. Their sweet big eyes and cute chubby cheeks, perfect for kissing! I wish time would slow down some for me!

    Your son is beautiful, just like his momma! savor these times! <3

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    February 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Lovely post! And what a cutie he is! Just love the first picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm sure this post will make him smile when he's grown up.

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    Hoosier at Heart
    February 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I always sleep better when I apply the grape jelly treatment to my forehead too! Bless his pea pickin heart!

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    February 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

    your little boy is just heartbreaker already, sooo cute. and lot like the daddy!:D

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    February 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Handsome little man!
    They grow so fast and I too am looking forward to all the arts and crafts my kids bring home to me!

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    Leigh the sewing diva
    February 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    so cute! sam has bed hair just like that lol
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    February 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    That is the cutest thing EVER! =) especially the yawning picture! hehe!

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    Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts
    February 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    i can see why you want to snuggle him first….he is SO cute and this is the sweetest letter!


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    February 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I love sweet sleepy bed head. My girl is notorious for awesome hair… she gets it from her momma ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    You Post melts my heart! You are just a great mommy and wonderful person! I love your blog!Such a inspiration!!Thank you for sharing! What a BEAUTIFUL family you have!

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    February 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    It made me "happy sad" to read this post….I feel the same way about my little ones…I try to remember that on hard days, when all is chaos here at home, no one is listening, everyone is fighting over toys and whose turn it is to open the DVD player…Ahhhh….Motherhood is great! And you are an inspiration!


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    February 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Ashley – he is adorable! Sweet pictures.

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    February 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    So sweet. I love his bed head, it made me smile too! I imagine all of those things for my boys too! Can't wait.

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    February 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    bed head + sleepy pout = cutest thing ever!

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    Life with the Websters!
    February 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    He just makes me want to snuggle up all day on the couch!! Love the bed head and the puffy cheeks! He's adorable!

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    [email protected]
    February 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Ahh he looks so cute and cuddly. he is precious.
    My mom has been crying the past five years every time she eve thinks about my brother going on a mission, cause she doesn't want him to be gone for two years. And she never cries. I know I am going to be an even bigger baby over it.

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    Mindie Hilton
    February 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Adorable. I have 2 boys, one 8 and one that will be 2 in April. Having two so far apart in age, made me realize how fast they grow up. I try to find some joy each day, even with the temper tantrums, dirty diapers, and leak proof sippy cups that get red juice all over my new sofa rrr. It will all go by too fast.

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    Michelle Life Buy The Beach
    February 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I love when he wakes up…

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    Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard}
    February 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Positively adorable!

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    February 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    So cute!

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    February 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Very cute pictures. I can so relate. My little guy has blonde hair that stands straight up where his 'cowlick' is.

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    February 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Seriously I'm aching already about those mission letters. Especially since I will have to do it twice. Yet another reason why I need a girl.

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    Rebec[email protected] Present Life
    February 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    What a sweet letter to your little baby boy. It made me tear up just thinking of my own little man. And that bed head is too cute…he must be a mover when he sleeps!

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    February 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    That's not bed head. He is just trying to get his hair to look like his daddy's!

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    Life in Rehab
    February 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I still giggle at mine sleeping on the couch (he broke his shoulder, so he can't get up to his loft bed), love his bed head, and adore the snuggles when he wakes up- and he's 19. Thank you for the extreme Baby W fix, and that shot of him with Daddy and their almost matching hair is priceless.

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    February 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Love the bedhead! I love when my little ones wake up with their crazy hair and sleepy eyes and give those great big hugs!

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    February 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    What a sweet post and an adorable boy. Enjoy every moment of it. They grow up way too fast and you will be writing about wishing you could go back in time:)

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    February 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    He is too freaking cute! adorable post.

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    One in the SAHM
    February 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    So cute. This reminds me of the book "Love you Forever, Like you for Always". I cry every time thinking of the love I have for my little boy. If you don't already have it, I'd recommend getting it – SAME sentiments as what you just wrote.

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    Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::
    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Such a sweet post! And I love the jelly ๐Ÿ™‚

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    t & e
    February 11, 2011 at 12:14 am

    lee oh this makes me even more excited for the wyo visit. i just love him so much & started crying when you mentioned the mission. I don't want our babies to grow up, *tear. He is sooooo handsome!

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    t & e
    February 11, 2011 at 12:14 am

    lee oh this makes me even more excited for the wyo visit. i just love him so much & started crying when you mentioned the mission. I don't want our babies to grow up, *tear. He is sooooo handsome!

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    Debbie - Families and Literacy
    February 11, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Aww, what a sweet post. I think we all want our children to have the lives that will make them happiest. Your family is so adorable!

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    February 11, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I SWEAR he had the same jelly smear on his forehead AND bed head when you guys came up to visit the other day (staright from lunch & napping in the car)…what makes me smile more is HIS complete OBLIVION AND HUGE SMILE/DIMPLES all at the same time!

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    February 11, 2011 at 2:37 am

    This picture made me so happy!


    I think I've said this before, but I'm really hoping my BABY BOY will have dimples, too!

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    Andrea @ Addicted2Tutes
    February 11, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I love it when my girls wake up with bed head! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cute pictures!

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    Cyndi B
    February 11, 2011 at 7:35 am

    oh my gosh…I want to eat him up…he is so cute. When did you get the big boy bed? Love it! Is he sleeping well in it? I hope! My munchkin naps with a messy face too. Sometimes it is not worth the battle of wiping his face. Plus today I layed him down with a dirty face and when he woke up it was clean…miracle! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    February 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I completely understand racing your husband to get the baby when he wakes from a nap! We do the same thing. I love after nap hair too!!! Their sleepy little faces:) They even have a sleepy smell! And yes, oh yes I understand wanting them to have the best life.

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    February 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I do the same thing with my kids. I love to just stare at them when they are sleeping and imagine what they will be like when they are older. They grow so fast you have to cherish every moment you get with them.

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    February 15, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Bed head is the best.. precious!!

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    March 14, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Hi! I found your blog from a friend's blog…just wanted to say this post made me tear up, and giggle shortly thereafter! I am a new mom of a precious 4 month old little girl, and reading this post warms my heart thinking of all the wonderful things in store for me! Love your posts, thanks for sharing! P.S. LOVE the jelly! LOL
    Kari from SC

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    March 17, 2011 at 12:08 am

    So, so, so sweet! I have happy tears in my eyes!

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    May 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I stumbled across your blog recently and fell in love with your witty style. I just wanted to say that I appreciate the way you are writing letters to your son for when he is older. My mother passed away suddenly when I was five and she had unknowingly written me a letter explaining her love and wishes for me for the future. It's an item that I treasure more than anything in the world. I hope to one day be a wonderful mother like yourself and make my mama in the sky proud.

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    June 21, 2011 at 8:02 am

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