I Love to Watch My Baby Sleep

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Who can resist a sleeping baby? As our children get older, and we get older the joy we get from watching them sleep is something that doesn’t change. Whether your child is an infant or a teenager, there is great comfort to be found in watching them sleep. No matter what their age, they will always be our babies. There are few things as gratifying and heart-warming as watching your child sleeping peacefully, lost in their own little world of dreams, with no cares or worries. As they sleep safely in a cocoon of warmth and love. Watching our children sleep is one of the greatest rewards of motherhood, and a sign of a job well done.

I Love to Watch My Baby Sleep

Mr. Emerson sure knew what he was talking about.

I recall when my son was an infant and I was so sleep deprived. Still, no matter how stressed I was or how much I need to get him to sleep to finish what I am doing, as soon as his eyelids drop I would stay. I would stay and watch. Immediately I would feel more relaxed and worry free. I love the effect watching sleeping babies has on me! Do you feel the same way?

I recently spent the weekend visiting my son, now 27 years old, and that first morning I didn’t have the heart to wake him. Instead, I sat and watched him sleep for hours on end and had the most glorious morning watching my sweet baby sleep. Gosh, how I miss those moments. My heart mourns over the moments I have lost with my baby. Our children are babies for only a fraction of the time we have with them. I wish I had captured every single moment with my baby on video so I could relive them over and over again.

I Love to Watch My Baby Sleep

Speaking of capturing moments on video, I am going to take this moment to embarrass my brother a little. He is a wonderful father to his three children. I don’t think I have ever known a man more dedicated to the happiness and well being of his kids. I recently sent a bunch of old video camera tapes over to YesVideo for conversion to DVD, and this sweet clip of my brother watching his youngest Maddie sleep. It’s what he does while she sleeps that is so precious.

It’s impossible to leave a room and not sneak in a few more kisses from your little ones. I think those kisses help them to sleep better. Do you love to watch your baby sleep?

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  1. says

    Excellent post. Capturing memories is what life is all about, and keeping them organized is not an easy task. Transferring them to video is a great way to organize them and make sure they are kept for time immemorial. I love it.

  2. says

    I love watching my son sleep. When he’s awake, he’s always in constant motion, so watching him sleep is my chance to memorize his face and get a good look at him.

  3. Shauna says

    Hubby gets my sleeping three-year-old out of her bed every morning when he wakes the others up for school… and brings her in to ‘snuggle’ with me. It is the greatest thing in the whole wide world. She opens her eyes, sees me and snuggles right into my chest and is back sound asleep… love watching and snuggling with her. These are the moments to remember forever…

  4. says

    Babies are really adorable. It is a great idea to capture beautiful moments while they are still available. Once that moment is gone, it will be gone forever. Thankfully, we now have the modern technology to relive these moments. :)

  5. says

    These days are short, so I try to watch mine sleep as much as I can! Sometimes, when they act up and I get upset with them, I see them sleep so sweetly and I just want to wake them up and tell them how perfect they are. I don’t, of course, but those moments are so good at recentering me for the next day.

  6. says

    Was that my sleeping baby? I cannot believe she is a teen now. We used to love watching our little monkeys sleep. YES video is wonderful. So thankful for the memories.

    • Angela says

      Yep, that’s before she turned into a cranky teen. LOL That has to be one of my favorite videos of your kids from the lot!

  7. says

    This is so true. I allow my kids to fall asleep with me in the sitting room while we read stories or watch a film, because I want to spent some quality time with them while they are off in Dreamland :)

  8. says

    I loved watching my kids sleep. I still do…there is something about watching someone you love sleep. I don’t know what it is – but it makes me feel warm inside.

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