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Thursday, November 4, 2010

I Thought It Was Magic

I used to think it was a really really big deal if you could put a baby to sleep.   It was a magical thing.  Now somehow 22 bedtimes, not to mention 44 nap times have passed, and amazingly, my baby goes to sleep.  I have learned that it's not necessarily a special power to get a baby to sleep, it's just patience!

In all fairness, I should mention that Levi is an amazing sleeper.  I can't always get him to nap in his pack-n-play, but if I put  him in his crib and walk away, he's usually out in a few minutes (if it's already nap time).  He's been sleeping in about 6-9 hour chunks at night, and after he eats, goes back to sleep, sometimes totaling a 12 hour night.  This mama is not sleep deprived!

The majority of daytime napping is on my shoulder.  I was slightly concerned about this - Do I have a clingy baby?  What does that mean in the long run?  But Herb reminded me that Levi is 2 months old, he NEEDS to be held! {Duh, Michelle}  This is our bonding time.

I cherish every minute!!


2 comments:

  1. This photo with Levi on you makes my heart ache.
    So.... just, so so lovely.

    You're radiant. I love how the Lord is shaping you and crafting you to be Levi's mother.
    THank you for allowing me, us, to share this journey

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  2. You can never hold and cuddle and love a baby too much! The worst that can happen is NOT ending up with a spoiled child - who gets "spoiled" by being loved, anyway? - but a child who grows up knowing with every part of his being that he is cherished. And that's not a bad thing at all!

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