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Sometimes in the wee morning hours Lottie finds her way to my bed.
I am half asleep but can hear her say:
automatically and pull her up close to me in bed.
Then we fall right to sleep just the three of us; Me, Mr. Nielson and Punkin.
I think my "mama" ears are always on high alert when I am asleep
because I can hear my children upstairs crying or laughing and even talking
in their sleep and it will wake me right up.
But I could probably sleep through a firework show right out my window.
I have observed that just the opposite would happen for Mr. Nielson.
He'll jerk right out of bed at the sound of a slammed door,
footsteps, or even the wind.
Before I got out of bed this morning, I watched Lottie sleep.
I noticed her red hair around her angelic face and I watched her little tummy
rise and fall with each breath. I examined her little fingers and perfect lips.
I can't believe she is growing up so fast.
Stop Lottie stop!