Wednesday, January 30, 2008

His Blanket

I needed to sort laundry and Jericho was awake, but starting to fuss a little, so I took her to our room (were I was going to sort laundry) and put her on our bed. I started playing peek-a-boo with her so she'd stop fussing. She love peek-a-boo and started giggling up a storm (of course when I get the camera out she didn't giggle as much as before, but at least she still was still giggling just not as hard-it's still cute!)

My plan worked (sort of) using the blanket to play peek-a-boo made her happy enough that I could finish my sorting. But I wasn't planning on her falling asleep, but sleep she did. Before I knew it her thumb was in her mouth and she was rubbing the back of her head.

I didn't move the blanket at all. This is how she had it. After we got done playing peek-a-boo she would smile as she rubbed the blanket all over her face (it's as soft as it looks) It was so sweet to watch her play with Gideon's blanket.

Be still my heart!
This is what I had to tell myself as I watched Jericho all snuggled up with Gideon's blanket (that's why it's blue - his Moni, Seth's mom, made it for him - I love it!) We don't use the bassinet much anymore but Gideon's blanket has been sitting in it for awhile. One day I was washing all of Jericho's blankets and sheets and needed a blanket for Jericho because she was going to take a nap in our room. I went to her room and grabbed whatever blanket was on top. Gideon's blanket was on top and I haven't had the heart to put it away and so in the bassinet it stays, unless Jericho needs a blanket while in our room, but when she done with it back in the bassinet it goes.

When I found out we were having a girl I put most of Gideon's stuff away, for the time being. It was hard but something that I felt needed to be done. If he was here his baby things would have been packed away long time ago without any thought, but that is not the case. It was not practical to keep all his boy stuff out when we were having a girl. So away it went until, with much hesitation, but high hopes that in a few years there would be news of another baby boy on the way. There were, however, a few things that I simply could not bear to see being put away and so out they stayed, this blanket being one of them.

To see my sweet Jericho all snuggled up in her big brother's blanket made this mommy's heart swell with joy. I think it also swells with a little bit of sorrow from missing Gideon. But the joy is definitely more overpowering than the sorrow. I am so thankful for that.


Tarrah said...

This was so cute to see. I remember when Abriella was a baby that is how we would get her to sleep, we would always put the blanket on her face or over her face and she would sleep. I know most people would say how dangerous it was but it was so cute to see her snuggle with the blanket.

His blanket looks so cuddly and soft, I'm glad she's able to enjoy it and you get to see it.

Dallise said...

Oh, it does my heart good too. I love seeing her with Gideon blanket. She is getting so big. Give my girl a kiss for me.