Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

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Chapter 47

Before long, dinner was over and Billy was laid down in his crib. Sharon wondered how long it would be like this for him: wake up, play for an hour, then nurse and sleep for two more hours. Her thoughts turned to the sight of him on his tummy. That had been a shock, but a pleasant one. She resolved to have him spend ten minutes on his tummy every time he woke up during the day. That would strengthen his muscles so eventually he would be able to hold his head up for longer periods.

She went to get the coat rack and the wastebasket from her bedroom and quietly bring them to the nursery. Setting them down by the rocker, she watched Billy sound asleep in his crib for a moment, then left the room, closing the door behind her.

Coming out to the livingroom, she glanced at the clock and saw it was six thirty. Turning to look at Becky, she said “Honey, I want you to take your shower a little earlier this evening. I need to give Billy a bath tonight. Can you get one sometime in the next hour?”.

“Can I wait 'til this is over?” Becky asked.

“Sure. Just make sure you’re done by seven thirty.” Sharon answered with a smile.

Forty five minutes later, Becky was in the shower and Rick and Sharon were sitting discussing Billy.

“Do you think it would be better if he slept in our bed?” Rick asked.

“No. He’ll be better off in the long run if he starts out in his crib, even if we leave him in our bed after the first feeding. Because you’re going back to work tomorrow, I need you to make sure that I’m awake when you leave. God knows I don’t want him falling out of the bed.” she answered.

“But he can’t even crawl. How is he going to fall out of the bed?”.

“Hon, yesterday he couldn’t hold his head up and this afternoon he was up looking around. I just want to be safe, that’s all.” Sharon explained.

“I tell you what, tomorrow, I’ll pick up a body pillow that I can set on the bed before I leave in the morning. You are going to need to get what sleep you can.” he offered.

“That’s a great idea.” Sharon told him with a smile. Rick surprised her sometimes, and this was one of them.

At eight O’clock, Sharon went into the bathroom to set things up for Billy’s bath. She put the seat in place, laid out two towels and a cup. “I’m glad we got the new shower head.” she said to herself. This was a hand held shower head that set in a clip up where it belonged, it would allow her to rinse him clean. She pulled it from it’s clip and set the head in the tub, letting it dangle from the flexible tubing. She set the baby bath on the edge of the tub with two washcloths. Back from the tub, she laid another towel with a clean diaper and a container of baby powder on it.

Looking at her watch, she decided it was time. Turning the faucet on, she filled the tub with arm water. When it was just right, she shut the water off and went to get her little boy.

She removed his sleeper without waking him and noticed he was poopy. Getting the stuff to change him, she quickly had his messy bottom cleaned up just as he opened his sleepy eyes and fussed a bit. “Sorry Baby, I know you were sleeping, but it’s time for your bath. Mommy will get you all snug and comfy again once your bath is over, I promise.” she told him as she put his binky in his mouth.

Picking him up, holding his bare bottom with her right hand, she carried him into the bathroom. She had him buckled in his seat and was washing him in no time.

When Billy felt the warm water on his bottom, he closed his eyes and drifted back to sleep. Occasionally he would be roused by Mommy washing him, but for the most part, he slept.

Once his bath was done, Sharon picked him up and laid him on a thick towel. He was quickly dried, diapered and taken back to his crib. Using lots of baby lotion, she killed two birds with one stone. While she was working the lotion into his skin, she would move his limbs through their range of motion as they had shown her at the hospital.

Billy fussed once or twice, especially as she pushed back on his feet, but she steeled herself and did what she knew he needed. Pretty soon, she turned him on his tummy and was working the lotion into his back.

Billy drifted in and out of sleep as he felt Mommy’s hands rubbing the lotion into his body firmly but gently. It felt so good, he never wanted it to end. Unfortunately, his tummy made it’s presence known again. He started to fuss to let her know he wanted nummies.

“What’s wrong Baby?” Sharon asked him. She looked at the time and then she knew. “OK Sweety, let’s get you fed.” as she quickly put him in a clean sleeper, and cradled him in her arms. Sitting in the rocker, she uncovered her breast and taped the tubing in place. Offering Billy the nipple, she smiled as he latched on and began to nurse. Laying there suckling, he looked every bit a baby boy. She enjoyed the feel of his mouth working to fill his tummy, as the smell of baby lotion filled her nostrils. “You are such a cute baby boy.” she said to him with a smile.

Before long, Billy had been fed, burped twice, and was in his crib. Pooh Bear was close, his binky moved rhythmically as he nursed it intermittently and the soft lullaby of his mobile lulled him deeper into sleep.


Sharon’s felt the covers move off of her breast, and a second later felt a mouth start suckling at her nipple. Her arm moved almost of it’s own accord as she her hand moved to hold Billy’s head, making it more comfortable for him to nurse. She smiled at Rick as he stood watching Billy nurse. “Thanks for getting up to get him.” She whispered with a smile.

“You need all the sleep you can get right now.” he explained. Reaching over, he picked up the bag of Billy’s formula, attached it to the cloth strap and said “Lift your head.” as he bent to slide it over her head and around her neck. He pulled a piece of tape from the roll and attached it to the tubing.

Sharon took that end from him and taped the tubing to her other breast.

“I’ll leave this end right here.” Rick said as he set the coil on the night stand. He knew that if he pushed it into the bag, gravity would make the formula slowly drip onto the bed. Bending to give first his wife, and then his son a kiss, he got back into bed and said “Goodnight.”.

“Goodnight, and thank you again.” Sharon responded.

A soft “You’re welcome.” he responded.

Rick had left the hall light on with the door cracked open slightly, so there would be enough light to see by. Sharon watched Billy as he nursed hungrily at her breast. Her thoughts moved to all that had happened to bring Billy to this point. She was thankful that he was alright. She had to admit that she was more than thankful that Billy needed her to meet all of his needs. She realized it was odd that she wanted to breastfeed him, or that she was glad that he needed her to bathe him, or change his diapers, or cuddle him when he was scared or anxious. She didn’t care. All of these things brought them closer. Not just the two of them either, it had brought her whole family closer, and for that she silently thanked God.

She sat up a few minutes later to burp him, laying his head on a cloth diaper, she patted him until he released air from his tummy. Laying back down, she attached the tubing to his bag of formula, and soon he was nursing again. Before long, she burped him again, only this time when she laid back down, she shifted him so he was laying directly on top of her, his head on her chest, her hand patting his bottom.

Billy drifted off to sleep with the sound of Mommy’s heartbeat in his right ear, and the feel of her hand patting his diaper.


Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

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Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

A wonderful part.

Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

BB you have done it yet again, Another wonderful and beautiful chapter!!!

Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

Another wonder job BB well done.

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Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

Yep, another great chapter with a sweet ending to it!! Good job, BB!!

Snuggles and Tears Chapter 47

Thanks All,

I really appreciate the feedback.:smiley:

I had planned on moving this along faster by this point, but like I have said before, this story takes on a life of it’s own at times. :smiley:

Thanks again,