Sunday, 19 February 2012

Today's recipe for a sleeping baby

Background, my husband is suffering from concussion, so I let him sleep as late as possible to let his brain rest for as long as possible. Also, Guinevere's cot is in our room, tucked hard up against my side of the bed.

Step the first, watch for your baby's tired signs, in this case, rubbing of the eyes.
Step the second, go to put her in her cot, wait, scratch that, baby noise as she falls asleep will disturb sleeping husband.
(I'll just list the steps from here on in, there are a few)
Sing 'Morningtown Ride' to Guinevere while holding her, resulting in snuggling baby.
Stop singing.
Baby lifts her head up and starts making noise again.
Sing 'Morningtown Ride' again., snuggling baby again.
Stop singing.
Baby lifts head up.
Realise I must have been thinking ahead in making up the spare bed last night, put baby in spare bed, with dummy and rabbit, walk out of room.
Listen to baby sleepily talk away to herself, smile at thought that she should soon be asleep.
Listen to baby babble get louder and of higher pitch, meaning baby getting upset.
Go into spare bedroom, hop into bed with Guinevere, snuggle her into my arms and fall asleep.
That's right, I fell asleep. Woke soon after to discover Guinevere was asleep with her little hand reached out and gripping a fist full of my t-shirt.
Carefully move myself out of the bed, while still holding baby, and transfer her to her cot.
Put nappies in the wash.
Crawl into bed beside sleeping husband.
Sleep for two hours before Guinevere wakes up.

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