Mama, you may feel like you have a whole ton of stuff to do and no time to do it. Your baby finally fell asleep and you could get a lot done. But also, your heart yearns to cuddle. That’s fine. It’s good to cuddle. Treasure your baby and treasure the time with them.
They need you, just you. Your baby doesn’t need to always have a clean house, healthy food, the most stimulating activities, the cutest clothes, the cutest photoshoots, or whatever else society pressures us to be and have. You are who your baby needs, right now, just the way you are.
You are enough. You are not wasting your time by cuddling and treasuring your time with baby.
You will have time to catch up on the housework, cooking meals, taking pictures, and doing things with baby. Most of all your baby needs your love.
4 thoughts on “Don’t be Afraid to Cuddle”
Isn’t this the truth?! Sometimes you really do just need to forget all the other things on your to do list and just hold your baby. Babies don’t keep!
This is a beautiful reminder to slow down and enjoy this time with them. The house will always need to be cleaned, they will only be this small for a short period.
Cuddling is something I took for granted when I had babies. You always hear don’t hold your baby so much. But i wish i would have held them more.
My son would never nap unless I was holding him the first year of his life. I remember being frustrated sometimes because I knew there was so much to do but I wouldn’t give it up for anything now!