Yesterday evening I heard some sad baby news, the kind that makes you hold your own baby close. The circumstances were close to ours, and I just didn’t want to let Maddie out of my grasp. I brought her little body into bed with us, and the four of us (Mike, Maddie, Rigby, and I) snuggled under our fluffy down comforter for the night.
I love to watch Maddie while she’s sleeping. I’ve taken lots of pictures of her when she’s in dreamland…her little face so perfect and soft. Lately, she’s been smiling in her sleep, and last night was no exception. I love to imagine what she’s dreaming about that makes her smile. Her sweet baby dreams.
Mike and I have a big bed, which works out well because Maddie tosses and turns a lot at night. Last night I would open my eyes to see that she’d turned completely around and was snuggling Mike with her feet in his face. Other times I’d wake to her settling her head onto my pillow with a contented sigh, her eyelashes mere centimeters from my face.
Maddie and Rigby have a love/hate relationship at the moment. Maddie loves Rigby, and Rigby hates Maddie. I’m sure this stems from the fact that Maddie like to yank on Rigby’s fur, tail, ears, etc whenever she possibly can. So you can imagine my surprise when I opened my eyes at one point, and Maddie and Rigby were in an extreme snuggle. Maddie was spooning Rigby, with Rigby’s nose just below Maddie’s chin. It was picture worthy, but even I don’t have my camera with me at 4am.
While she was snuggling Rigby, Maddie let out a big, juicy cough. We’re always happy when Maddie coughs, it’s good for her lung development and obviously helps her breath easier. When she coughed, Rigby raised her head as if to make certain Maddie was OK. Maddie let out another cough, and a little bit of her coughed-up mucus came out of her mouth and landed on the sheet next to her.
Rigby promptly licked it right up.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinners, everyone!!!
Now that’s love. I imagine the two of them being life-long friends.
Anna Marie says:
Oh lord, the sweetness and grossness together in that post – just perfect.
Ms. Moon says:
And this is why we have dogs.
Actually, after cleaning out the turkey, the grossness factor of a dog licking up baby mucus is not so huge.
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That’s pretty much the same reason I married my husband. He’s willing to do gross things to make my life easier.
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moosh in indy. says:
Every little girl should have a Prince Charming and a Rigby.
Domestic Extraordinaire says:
So now you know when Maddie comes to bed with you that you must put the camera on the night stand.
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Gross!!! But how sweet! I would have loved to have seen the Maddie/Rigby spooning picture too!!! Next time! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!
Aunt Becky says:
I am now starving. For some chunky gravy. Yum.
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I have seen this a few times at my house. Have you ever had your baby spit up, you go to grab a rag, and when you get back all that remains are little wet tongue streaks on the floor and your dog is licking his chops nearby? Although gross, I have to admit it’s kind of handy!
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I so did not see that coming. And right now I’m struggling to keep lunch where it lays.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!
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That’s just nasty. And delightful. Her eyelashes could be just centimeters from your face and she could still be a football field away. I’m just sayin…
You are so icky. I had emailed my dad and told him to watch the video on your previous blog, but instead he read this one. His words: “I could have done without the second to last sentence.” Well said, B. Luckily, I still think Maddie is the cutest thing ever…
I love it, I’m just glad that I am reading this after dinner & not before.
Ewwww Heather. You know how prone to gagging my sister and I are. Stories like this are not helpful. I did think the rest of it was pretty cute though…
Ewwww! But how cute that when they think no one is looking, they are the best of friends!
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That’s sweet… I think.
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Gross and sweet, all at the same time. Watching my daughter sleep is one of my favorite pastimes. Sadly, she can’t/won’t sleep with us, because I could snuggle her all night.
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All right, all right. It was beautiful, reading along, until the mucus. Blech.
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Thankfully my T’giving dinner is over. But that? Pure love. And absolutely gross.
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