Calm, quiet, just us
I hold you close and feed you
In my arms, you sleep
Eyes close, mouth agape
Relaxed, your arm slowly falls
Goodnight little girl
I place you in bed,
ever so gently. You stir,
but your thumb soothes you
The time I look forward to most each day is when I put Ella to bed. It’s the only time of the day that is free of distractions and noise. It’s the only time of the day that Ella will calmly eat. She is quickly losing interest in breastfeeding during the day, as I think she’s afraid she’ll miss out on the very exciting world around her. But at night, she nurses hungrily at first, then slowly drifts off to sleep.
Tate and I look in on her each night before we go to be ourselves. Seeing her lying on her side, soundly sleeping makes my heart lurch each and every time.
Just in case this is my last baby, I’m soaking her up.
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