Currently, my darling Layla is going through a Mama phase.
When I say... Mama phase, I mean she wants nothing & no one but me (most of the time).
She'll love on most. She'll hug, kiss, squeeze on anyone that asks for a kiss & a hug.
And if you have something she wants (bagel with cream cheese, for example), she'll be your best friend.
But 99% of the time, she has an eye on me. Wondering if I'm there, making sure I'm within a few feet of her.
She runs up, grabs my face, and kisses me so hard it hurts.
When she's tired? Hungry? In a sad mood? It's me she wants.
"HIGHER!" she yells...as in...pick me up and hold me close.
Oh.. and if I have Benjamin in my arms (for nursing) and I can't hold her? She'll climb on to the 6 inches of space left on my lap.
And if I'm in the bathroom/shower/kitchen...she's there with me.
It's hard. And it can be exhausting.
And if I have other things to do, I put them aside.
These moments. When my sweet girl only wants me?
I know they are fleeting. So I'm counting my blessings.
My little lady. The love of my life. My mini-me...can't get enough of her mama.
And I'm soaking up every second.