She woke up with the flu.
Her cheeks were flushed.
Her body warm with fever.
Her whimpering near broke my heart.
We spent the entire day like this.
She fell asleep on me.
And I held her little body close to mine.
Just like I did those first few weeks of her little life.
Chest to chest.
I held her.
And though I hoped she'd get better soon.
I also savored those snuggles.
She's in the crazy "need-to-move" stage.
Crawling around. Taking her first wobbly tentative steps.
Holding her like this was a bit of a gift.
Hearing her deep breaths.
Feeling her heartbeat next to mine.
Sweet sunshine. Mommy loves you so.
These images were taken with the self timer on my camera.
And though this second one is kinda at a crazy angle and completely out of focus I can't help but be drawn in.
The softness reminds me of how it felt to hold her.
Does that make any sense at all? Ha!
*This year I am participating in a year long Photography Challenge. Each week we will link up and share our interpretation of a different theme. Please check out the other lovely ladies playing along :)