Dear little cheetah:
We have started to wean you off your bottle. It was kind of sad at first because we use to feed you a bottle before nap or bed time and you would fall asleep in our arms. I didn’t really want to give that up. I loved those moments. You are such an active little one, that those few moments when you would be sleeping in our arms were the only chance to cuddle you. I was scared I would lose that special time.
I had to come up with something new. A new routine that would get you ready for bed time. I started to sing to you. Everyday it was something new, sometimes old sunday school songs, sometimes Disney movies and sometimes just some of mommy’s favorite songs, but sure enough it started to worked. You started to let me hold you quietly after you drank your milk. You rest your head on my shoulder, tuck your arms up underneath you and you let me sing to you. If I stop for a minute you continue. You sing little notes back, as if you are telling me to keep going. I can’t help but hold you tight. I can watch your eyes get heavy in the mirror as we swing back and forth in our chair together.
Even after you have fallen asleep, I hold you for a little while longer and then I put you down to sleep. I treasure those moments. You are just too precious for words. I think I am really starting to love this new routine.