I sit here writing this after a bedtime change, we decided a while ago that when we return from holiday we need to move Reagan along at bedtime but until the last few days she has been far from settled so we had put it off. I think also I haven’t wanted to because I know our change involved us laying her in her cot to drinlk her night time bottle while one of us reads her a story, instead of cradling her to sleep in our arms….
So we decided tonight was the night and once mommy had said goodnight and I love you like she always does I laid Reagan in her cot and settled beside her with a book to read her a story. After a little initial confusion she happily held her own bottle and listen intently to dads whispered voice as she drank and loved it when I showed her the pictures before I turned the page. The book was Love You Forever and while I read i watched her eyes become very heavy and the bottle droop until I had to hold it for her so she could drink the last drops. When the bottle was empty I replaced it with a dummy and because I had just finished the book I read the last page again and as I did her eyes closed and she was asleep.
It has left me with mixed emotions because I am surprised and somewhat pleased that our small change went well for a first attempt, in fact it was perfect, but it also makes me sad that I may never have my little baby girl laying in my arms as she drifts off to sleep, ever again, because she’s growing up so fast she’s a baby no more….!
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