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Fleeting Moments

Nap time.

It’s fleeting around these parts.
Every day it becomes a bit less consistent,
and I realize it’s only a matter of time before it stops all together.
Like clock work, half way through his nap,
Baby W wakes up crying and looking around the room for his Momma.
He spots me, whines until I curl up next to him,
and then closes his eyes, usually puts his arm or leg over me
and drifts back to sleep. 
He always makes sure some part of our bodies are touching
that way I can’t sneak away without him noticing.
And yesterday, he wanted to be REALLY sure
I didn’t escape our mid-nap cuddle session.
So he threw his entire body on me
and fell fast asleep.
 You’re not going anywhere Momma.
I love this boy and his sweaty bed head.

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84 Comments

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    Amber
    July 28, 2011 at 7:39 am

    This made me giggle!
    So cute!

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    Lindsay
    July 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

    haha, my son is the same way. he loves to put his whole body on my chest and fall asleep. adorable pics! 🙂

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    Free Pretty Things For You
    July 28, 2011 at 9:17 am

    haha! Ariel is the same!!

    Sneaky babies!

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    Free Pretty Things For You
    July 28, 2011 at 9:17 am

    haha! Ariel is the same!!

    Sneaky babies!

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    Tammy
    July 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Gorgeous. Nap time never happens in my house anymore. My son is like that if he is in my bed at night.

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    Karri
    July 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    So sweet. Cherish the moments. My oldest son was like that with naps, too. And to this day, my daughter is a body magnet when I sleep with her!

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    wildchild
    July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    haha that's so cute. was your husband home to take the picture? if not, i have no stinkin idea how this was captured.

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    Shelley
    July 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hehehe, that is adorable 🙂

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    truemomrn
    July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I have the same thing here with my 2yr old and now I have a newborn who's favorite place is in my arms (which I'm completely fine with 🙂

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    j. w.
    July 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love it! the sweaty bed head is too cute (my daughter comes out of her room with sweaty CRAZY hair bed head)

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    amanda
    July 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Too funny! I cried when my oldest quick nap time. (serious tears for like a week and praying that it was a fluke).
    Hopefully you had a show on bc I'm sure reading that one page of Sesame Street got old! lol
    xoxox

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    Heather
    July 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    What a precious little boy! 🙂

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    Shanna Page
    July 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    This is so sweet! My 18 month old son does the exact same thing!

    http://www.ypboutique.blogspot.com

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    ana {bluebirdkisses}
    July 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    so cute! He's a smart cookie!

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    Alyssa
    July 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    So cute! What a smart little guy! He loves his momma!! (:

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    Noah's Crew
    July 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    what a precious moment 🙂 though I understand how overwhelming that could get on some days when he doesn't let you escape 🙂

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    luv4jack
    July 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Haha! This is the sweetest! This little boy just loves his Momma! <3

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    Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com
    July 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    So so sweet. My youngest had to always be touching me.. and when she was a baby babe she had to hold the front of my neck..love all of the pictures.

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    The Davidsons
    July 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    This is precious! My little one is almost 2, and I am going to miss the snuggly days when they are over.

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    mama marchand
    July 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Absolutely precious … although probably not comfy for you. 😉 SERIOUSLY, the things we do for our little ones!

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    Nobodys Nothings
    July 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    oh, that is just precious. definitely one of those moments that'll warm your heart for years to come. 🙂 what a sweet kid.

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    Lindsay
    July 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    We miss that little cutie pie!!! 🙂

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    Arm Candy For You
    July 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    LOL………….my son has outgrown this but my 4 year old daughter does this on a daily basis:)
    enjoy these moments,one fine day they suddenly stop & you are left craving for more:)

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    The Pettijohn's
    July 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Awe I love this post! He is such a cutie!

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    Southern Wifey
    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    awww, so precious

    p.s. new reader here 🙂

    [sweet life of a southern wife]

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    Kelly
    July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Love that sweaty bed head! I have two boys, so I am very familiar with it! Love your blog!

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    Amanda M.
    July 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Oh sweet Baby W! SO precious. 🙂

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    Laura
    July 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    LOL!!!! TOO funny and cute!!!!! 🙂 Consider yourself blessed 🙂

    (just wondering- where is your headband today?!?! LOL)

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    Johanson Family
    July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    i LOVE snugglin' with my babes…. i usually go up and get my daughter around 5am and bring her to my bed just to snuggle.. hear her breathe… its just such a perfect moment to be close… b/c you're right- its not gonna last forever. My almost 4yr old son can't sit still long enough for me to hold him close like that anymore. glad we had those moments when we did.

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    Christina
    July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This is too cute! I love it! Enjoy ever second, they grow up too fast!
    xoxo

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    Megan
    July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my heavens! That is one adorable boy you have there! What a sweetheart! Thanks for the wonderful post.

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    Linz
    July 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What a sweetheart! I have 2 little mama's boys myself, and while there are moments I wish I could be by myself without my little barnacles, they grow so fast! I am constantly reminding myself to stop and breathe in these fast-fleeting precious moments!

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    Nelah
    July 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Hw cute!!!!! It sucks in a way that mama can't get anything done but moments like that will most likely not happen when they get older.

    I used to be upset when my two year old wouldn't let me do anything but I later realize I better embrace every second of it because they grow and become more and more independent everyday. Cherish the moment.

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    MellyB
    July 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Haha, I swear our crazy, energy filled little boys should be best friends.

    Sometimes for added security Phin likes to death grip my hair. Like sitting on my face isn't enough. There is no escaping so I just hang out and metally fold that pile of laudry I always have. That counts, right?

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    Madison's Mommy
    July 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Stunning perfection! I love the board book by your hand too…what a perfect moment caught on film. I love his spirit!
    XOXO

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    Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk
    July 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Too precious. Good thing y'all caught it on camera 🙂

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    Sol
    July 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Aw that is sooooo sweet.

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    Generation wYno
    July 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    You make me excited to be a momma 🙂

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    Laura
    July 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    darling! i love when they are little and fall asleep on you, so sweet.

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    Lil Mama Stuart
    July 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    lately, my 17 month old girl won't sleep in her crib at night unless I'm laying on the floor next to it. Then I have to crawl my way out so I can get back to cleaning and crafting!

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    Miss Meg
    July 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I love how the PEACE pillow is in the shot behind baby W. Says it all!

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    Mara and Jae
    July 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    PRECIOUS!! makes me want one 🙂

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    Jen
    July 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    So sweet! It goes by so fast – enjoy every second of it. 🙂

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    highheels2flipflops
    July 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I LOVE this! I have been there before and enjoy those moments so much. They are good to make us slow down and enjoy such simple things with them.

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    The Healthy Hostess
    July 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    How adorable! I have a 15 month old and it's amazing how you just can't get enough of them!
    I just found your blog and I love it! I'm excited to start following you! 🙂

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    Misfit
    July 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    So sweet…. I have an 8 year old that still does this on occasion at bed time. However, sometimes instead of calling for me to come to him, he'll just get up, come to my room and crawl in bed with me. Then he'll throw his arm over me, pat me, then fall right to sleep. I know someday soon, I'll miss that.

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    Sierra
    July 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    my boy does that all the time too! wakes up scared crying and then as soon as i lay down with him, he touches me and he's fine and falls back asleep… Never mind his 3 hour naps at his sitters on days she watches him, what gives? I'm lucky to get an hour!

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    Abbey
    July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    So precious in every way!

    http://www.lifetreasured.blogspot.com

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    M.O.T.B
    July 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I have to lay with the boys when they nap to get them to take a longer naps on the weekends. I have had to come to terms with this…I finally just give in and nap with them.

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    Amy
    July 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! How long did you have to lay there for?! I wish my toddler would snuggle, but I definitely enjoy that she loves her crib!

    amy day to day

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    Stephanie
    July 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    So sweet!

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    The Arizona Russums
    July 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    absolutely precious!

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    The Cisneros Family!
    July 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    That is so dang cute! What a precious little snuggle bug 🙂

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    Amy
    July 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Love it. And you're lucky you had someone available to take a picture! They are too cute.

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    Brittany Lew Whoo
    July 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    you have the cutest blog. i love it.

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    LaynahRose
    July 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Stop it!
    That is too precious, I think I might be in love with him and his sweaty bed head too 🙂

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    Sheri
    July 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    How sweet is that!!!

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    Brynn
    July 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Soooo sweet! LOVE this!

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    A Babbling Brunette
    July 29, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I just love this. My daughter does the same thing. Usually it's her leg that she throws over me or Justin. She sleeps in our bed with us too. 🙂

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    Stephanie
    July 29, 2011 at 2:39 am

    I think this just proves how smart your little guy is!! Mine does the arm/leg/some part touching but has yet to lay all the way on top of my back to keep me from escaping! <3 Thanks for sharing these glimpses into your life. It's so sweet to share in.

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    Chris, Krista and Conor Bolton
    July 29, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I love this! My 16-month old is definately a momma's boy and needs me to get back to sleep too. Most of the time, I end up stuck like this too… 🙂 Sometimes I wish that I could just get back to what I was doing before, but then I think about how in no time he will be grown and snuggle time will be gone forever. Love your blog, BTW!

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    emma
    July 29, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Ugh! This is so sweet!! My 3 tr old boy is 3 hours away with papa & grandma tonight! I miss him

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    Erin
    July 29, 2011 at 7:05 am

    So sweet. My kiddos used to do the same thing when they were younger…I miss those days!

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    ~*~Renee~*~
    July 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    i have this pattern on your pillow all over my house!! i have a pillow exactly like this one in black, white, and gray! so cool!

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    Carly
    July 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    LOVE THIS! I thought I was the ONLY one who had such a hard time with naps…they used to be SO consistent…now I will take a nap WHEREVER I can get it…happened to be the floor the other day..and my lil man does the same thing…wakes up halfway through..wants me with him..and than I sneak away after a few moments……
    It sounds obnoxious but secretly I LOVE that he wants to nap w me:)
    C

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    HK
    July 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    he;s adorable!! I love it 🙂 sweaty baby heads are the cutest thing!

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    Mindy Harris
    July 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    baby w looks like a ralph lauren model..you both are so tan and cute. i love when my kids want to cuddle/nap together. i tell them they make me the happiest person in the world.

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    Megan
    July 30, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Hahahaha, ahhhh, this is the cutest thing ever!! He definitely made sure that you were staying with him!

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    Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs
    July 30, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Oh my goodness, those are some of the sweetest pictures ever! My youngest still does pretty well with his naps.. but when it comes to waking up in the morning.. oye he likes to climb in bed with us and lay all over me, especially put his head on mine until I wake up!

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    KFox
    July 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    LOVE baby naps!!!! My favorite part of my day!

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    Laura
    July 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love it! My little W is so similar to yours…they would have so much to talk abo ut! Our naps are getting to be the same…he won't go to bed without mama laying next to him…and he grabs my neck and holds so tight there's no way I can get away! Anytime I even breathe deeply he tightens even, harder!

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    Emily faliLV
    July 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    So sweet! He is getting so big now! So I have to know – how long did you end up staying like that?

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    meg
    July 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    AWW. My little guy is 2 1/2 so I can totally relate to you and your Baby W stories. Mine, however, is my last baby so I savor EVERY momemt like this knowing it will be my last, sniff, sniff. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    August 1, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Awe, that's so sweet!

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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    August 1, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Awe, that's so sweet!

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    Amanda @ little b
    August 1, 2011 at 6:53 am

    This is so precious. Finally got some courage to comment on your blog 🙂 I've been a follower for a little bit now and always love reading your posts. Our daughter just turned 12 weeks old and I love our snuggle time 🙂

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    Melinda
    August 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    so adorable

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    Caitlin M
    August 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I LOVE these pictures Ashley!! Last night Baby B woke up in his crib crying. I go in and he reaches up for me. I grabbed my favorite blanket of his, wrapped it around him and cuddled him in our rocking chair. Only to feel a warm sensation on my tummy. My little love pee'd all over me and didn't even mind doing it. 🙂 He is only 8 months…so I'll forgive him…this time.

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    Sally @ A Blessed Existence
    August 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    That's so sweet! My little guy likes to snuggle too. Every time he wants to rock or get in bed with me I cave, because I know that this won't last forever. He won't always want to snuggle with me, especially when he's a sweaty teenager who would rather snuggle with a girlfriend. lol I'll take whatever I can get until then though.

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    Gentry
    August 4, 2011 at 5:47 am

    LOL! My son is eight and he crawls in my bed almost every morning and sleeps like this! I love it!

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    decorative
    August 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

    what a cute little boy .. so sweet !

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