Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lullaby and Goodnight

We have a routine every night before bed.

Lola will go from being wide awake..... very, very drowsy--in a big hurry.
In no time at all, she dozes off.

After about a 30 second cat nap, she wakes back up.
{This lasts about two minutes.}

Then she dozes off again.

We decide at this point that it's time to put her down to bed for the night, so, Shane picks her up. She generally sleeps right through this.

The transition into the bassinet wakes her back up. Every time.

She lays in there, sometimes for quite a while, wide awake.
She is generally quite content, and rarely makes a peep.

Slowly, slowly....she starts to give in....

....and sometimes, this Mommy gets a chance to sing her to sleep....

(from "Lullaby and Goodnight"--the song from her mobile):

"Sleepyhead, close your eyes.

Mother's right here beside you.
I'll protect you from harm,
You will wake in my arms.

Soft and warm is your bed,
Close your eyes and rest your head.
Soft and warm is your bed,
Close your eyes and rest your head."

Seems to work like a charm.

Am I the luckiest Mom alive? I should say a resounding "Yes."


Rachel said...

OH my gosh I don't know what is cuter sweet Lola or that adorable outfit? I will have to say it must be the combo of her cuteness in that outfit. LOVE IT! She is precious so glad you are enjoying every moment and holding her lots.
Hugs Rachel
PS She makes me want another baby SHH don't tell hubby yet hahah oh yeah my baby is only 8 months old!

Kathryn said...

She is just beautiful...

Its A Corny Life... said...

Been away for awhile but oh my goodness, she is beautiful! I have to say I wish my Lilly was so nights are unfortunately, a nightmare. One of these days I hope to blog about it.

Julie said...

Could there BE any cuter of a set of pj's? The nightcap?


So stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it!!

Sandy said...

love the hat! It looks like Little House on the Prairie! Now, I am the swaddle queen, it kinda looks like she is swaddled in the last one, is she?? We have had to give up on the pretty night gowns, because she gets too hot with anything besides a onsie under her swaddler, but she is sleeping from 10 pm until 6 am, a quick feed, and back down until 8, so I am NOT complaining. That is nice that she is putting herself to sleep so well, good for you.

Carolyn said...

Ummmm, I would have to argue about being the luckiest....maybe that would be..... ME!! But you do have quite a sweet little girl there :) Thanks for the pics!

Kara said...

love sweet!

glad you are all doing well, need to remember all these tips for adjusting from 3 to 4 :)

Amanda Hoyt said...

Oh my gosh, this is the post you were telling me about, isn't it??
The outfit and hat look absolutely ADORABLE, AMAZING, AND PERFECT on Miss LC!!! I'm soooo glad you were able to dress her in that cute set! Chris is going to love seeing these pics too (so many memories)! He thinks Lola is a cutie pie :)
Love ya'll!!

Natalie said...

what a doll :)

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