Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I Pretend he is Still a Newborn

I still rock Davis to sleep for his naps and at night, I know, I know, I know, I should be letting him try to fall asleep on his own and self soothe, but I'm just not ready yet. Every night I turn the TV off, turn the lights off, give him a bottle and rock him to sleep. I put my little man up on my shoulder where he rests his adorable little head, I put his favorite blanket over him, close my eyes and enjoy the fact that he is still a baby (a bigger baby, but still a baby). I give him tiny little kisses and hum him a lullaby. I know these moments will end sooner than I realize and need to take in every minute. The only time he lets me cuddle him is when he is asleep and I have to enjoy every moment of it. He rarely wants anyone holding him when he is awake, he is to busy exploring the house and being nosy. The minute I pick him up he tries to dive off my lap after something much more exciting than me, like the dog's tail, the remote, my hand weights and the occasional dog toy.

Just remember, these moments don't last forever and enjoy them all to their fullest because before you know it that little one will be off to college and you will stand their wondering where the time went.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

I rocked Reece to sleep for a long time too. It was probably 12-13 months before I really cracked down on not rocking him.
Now, I sort of welcome the occasional night waking because it means I get to hold him for a bit!