Sunday, July 15, 2007

sleep, sleep tonight

Few things in the world are more beautiful to me than the sight of Daniel sleeping. I could watch him for hours. He still sleeps in our bed at night — and usually through the night now, which is wonderful — though he is getting much better at taking daytime naps in his crib. I don't mind him sleeping with us. It feels really warm and intimate having our whole family fall asleep together at night. I do hope, however, that he will decide on his own, in a year or two, that he'd rather be in his own bed. I'm not going to force him, but I'm crossing my fingers that he'll show a similar sense of independence that he did when he nursed for the last time. After that, he pushed me away and didn't want to do it anymore, and although that was kind of sad, I'm glad it was his choice and not mine.



4 comments:

Kristine said...

I too, love the sight of sleeping children - even more so, Graycen!! :) I am jealous of your sleeping arrangement and wish Graycen would continue to sleep with us :(

Kerry said...

He looks like an angel...
and Daniel looks pretty cute too. Just kidding. He is adorable. I like that you sleep with him. I often miss sleeping with Quinn in our bed- he did for a little over 2 years. He still sleeps in our room, just in his own bed now. Not sure what we will do when the babies get big enough to sleep with, especially since we also have the 3 doggies in there?

Anonymous said...

I love how his legs are sprawled in the first picture, and how his little hand is tucked under his chin in the second. PRECIOUS!

-Christina

Anonymous said...

In the top pic, is that the outfit I bought Daniel for Christmas? (From GAP.)

- Susanne