Wednesday, March 30, 2011

bedtime blues

Last night Abby fell asleep in her crib around 7:00. This is probably because we spent the day with my mom and ended up running a few errands, which tends to tire her out. So Jeremy and i watched a movie together, expecting her to wake up after a while.

She didn't.

She slept through the entire movie, and then as i washed the dishes from dinner, and then as we both got ready for bed.

"What should we do?" I asked Jeremy, crawling under the covers. "We should leave her there, right?"

"I don't know," he replied. "Want me to go get her?"

"No, we should leave her."

The minutes ticked away as we read our books, every now and then glancing at each other in awe. We couldn't believe Abby hadn't woken up yet. We also saw the empty space between us where she usually slept, and felt a little sad.

Finally, right before turning the lights out, we looked at each other and said, "Wanna go get her?"

And for another night, Abby slept in bed with us. We'll never know if she would have spent the whole night (or at least a good part of it) on her own in her crib. We are simply not ready to give her up!

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