borrowed baby love
We snuck in some baby love yesterday with my adorable little cousin-niece (read all about her here and here). I can’t believe she is already nine months old. We hadn’t seen her in a few months due to her parents’ busy schedule, and I guess ours since we never seem to be available at the same time.
So when a window of opportunity opened, we took some time away from all of our stuff and spent some quality time with this sweet baby girl. We held her tight, took her for a nice walk, read her some books, danced to some bluegrass, and snuggled and nuzzled with her on the couch until nap time.
At one point, she kept reaching back and forth between M and me, and we passed her so many times that we were practically hugging with her in between us, beaming up at us with her big blue eyes. She would climb over one of us to get to the other, then nestle herself in between us and start smiling and laughing. I just wanted to squeeze her and nibble her cute little pudgy butt. I didn’t squeeze too hard, but I did get to kiss her belly and cheeks.
Then, fighting sleep, she plopped her head down on my chest as her body relaxed into a little sigh — and the world stood still for that beautiful moment. Her sweetness was enough to make your heart swell.