Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bedtime

Putting Charlotte to bed has taken a strange new twist.

Tonight, I gave her the 8pm bottle. When she was done she swung her little feet to the floor, programmed to play. I said "hey little one, I know your tired", turned off the light and her head hit my shoulder - but when I sat on the rocker she was restless and started banging her head back and forth on my arm - bam bam bam - "um baby are you okay?", feet kicked. After one minute of these shenanigans I laid her in the crib - prior experience of 18 months tells me she must be fully asleep before laid in crib - but she was fine. I said "good night baby, I love you", turned on the heater, picked up her bottle and walked out of the room. Not a wail or cry. I'm completely mystified by this turn of events. 18 months of rocking baby to sleep have me quite grounded in a night time routine. Could it really be as easy as this?

5 comments:

SHINY+ODD said...

I can't believe you said that out loud in front of people! You better go see what she's doing!! I know my mom could tell you stories of what I did to keep myself quiet...

I can't wait to hear what happens next!

cecemeetsworld said...

Hmmmm.... Maybe she is becoming a big girl.

Or maybe she needs her rest tonight so she can cause a wonderful ruckus tomorrow?

Either way, as my mom says "she is just THE cutest thing EVER"

K said...

I hope it is that easy...keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Rachel M. said...

Ha! Well tonight was also a breeze, this is wonderful!

Rumour Miller said...

Davi would prefer that at times too. Just to be in her own space. It didn't last here.