I just wanted to post this picture because I absolutely love what Jeffrey did to it! It's so magical! And angelic! My little sleeping angel!
We have this bedtime routine with Jacey that has pretty much been standard ever since Jacey started falling asleep by himself. We put on a lullaby cd, give him his bottle in his room, then we take turns snuggling and rocking him. And it's Jacey that decided that part, not us. He will be completely content snuggling Jeffrey one minute, and then he'll turn and reach for me and stay with me for a few minutes, then it's right back to Jeffrey and so on. Sometimes he only wants one of us, and the "loser" that night just has to be satisfied with a kiss. After the snuggling, we put him in bed, tickle his back for a bit, then leave. Lately however, he has put a new spin on things. Do you remember his bear, Jean-Jacques? Well, he loves this bear and has always loved playing with him, but lately, he has wanted to only snuggle him for bed, not us. We never used put it in his bed with him, but that is the only way he'll go to sleep now. So instead of snuggling us, he'll reach for his bear, then just lean over his bed until we put him in it. And then he'll put his arm around his bear, or lay on top of him, and go right to sleep. It's SOO adorable!! It's nice to have this little attachment for Jacey. Jean-Jacques soothes him when he wakes up in the night too. It's awesome! Sad to lose the snuggling ritual with us a bit, but it's so fun to see him growing up and developing his personality!