Dear Delilah,

As expected, you were a trooper throughout your Aunt's wedding festivities. I was on sensory overload myself, so I can't even imagine how much courage it took you to get through it all! By the family brunch yesterday, you'd had about enough, so we headed home to settle in and relax for the day. I was a little nervous when you started looking ready for bed at about 6:30 last night. I had visions of a 5:00 a.m. wake-up call dancing in my head as I laid you down to sleep just before 7:00.

You obviously needed the extra sleep (we all did!), because when I heard you happily babbling away over the baby monitor this morning, I rolled over and glanced at the clock to see that it was already 8:00 in the morning! It was such a nice change of pace this morning, getting to do our little family Sunday Morning routine. It kicks off with my favorite part of Sunday mornings; family snuggle time, with you nestled in between daddy and me, rolling back and forth between nursing and smiling and babbling at us. When you've gotten your fill, you and daddy let me have the bed to myself for a little bit while daddy makes breakfast. Since it's not often that I get to stretch out in bed with a partner, I relish every moment of stretching, rolling, and snoozing without a baby (or husband) attached to me.

This morning, those moments were brought to an abrupt halt when your father yelled "Joella, come here, hurry!!" A slight wave of panic washed over me as I jolted out of bed, the urgency in your father's voice worrying me just slightly. I grabbed my glasses and burst into the kitchen to see this:

No big emergency, just an adorable baby who managed to balance a banana slice on her bed-head hair-do. It stayed there for a good 10 minutes, and was later joined by a handful of cheesy grits! Now that we've all got full tummies and a good night's sleep behind us, we'll get on with some other Sunday routines, including lots of laundry, lots of football watching, lots of snuggling, and lots of play time.



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