|How could I not want to see this face sleeping next to me at all times?
|Yes, there are going to be a lot of sleeping and bed pics in this post!
|She loves her pig, it's her favorite bed buddy besides me!
|Waking up, such a joy to see her face!
|Sometimes she's a bit mischievous!
|But it's all about play and curiosity!
|And usually always with a smile!
|But I love staring at her when she sleeps!
|I may even overdue it a bit, lol!
|And yes, I still take pictures of her snacking away!
|She loves the camera even in bed!
|And sometimes she's hard to keep up with!
|Cause she's curious and wants to "help" with the pics!
|And always playing with something if awake!
|I love her curious, playful self!
|She's adorable when snoozing away!
|I could snap pics of her all day!
|I even pose her with her dolls!
|And sometimes she poses herself!
|And sometimes she is my only focus!
|Either way is awesome!
|And not all pictures turn out perfect :)
|Sometimes she's a blur of pure action!
|Sometimes I get a lucky shot in!
|She's adorable regardless of the quality of the pic!
|Am I right or am I right?
|Look, there's pig again!
|We sleep with a giant sock monkey, too!
|Sometimes we play with flashlights under the covers!
|Flashlights are totally awesome toys!
|And they are pretty tasty, too!
|It's always a task when diaper changes happen!
|She likes to "help"!
|And try and crawl away!
|While trying to look all innocent!
|But she's not fooling anyone!
|Not even Sake the sock monkey!
|And I love a cute booty pic!
|Who doesn't, right?
|I mean, it's the cutest dang baby booty on the planet!
|Best bed buddy ever!
|She loves the suckle cuddle!
|When she's sick she cuddles even more!
|But she's spunky as can be when she feels great!
|And lovely as can be when she's ridiculously sleepy!
|She knows how to sprawl!
|And how to cuddle with her loveys!
|Here's an old rare pic of her in her actual crib!
The next time I tried putting in her crib, it did not work out any better. This time she would stand up, cry, and fling herself backward in a dramatic flail, which she definitely inherited from me. I only put her in there long enough so she would settle down a bit, it wasn't to make her sleep the night away from me. After a little while, although her wailing did not cease, she seemed to realize I was making a point. Once I retrieved her and brought her back to my room, she settled down and went right to sleep. Since then, I have tried this maneuver twice more. I explain to her that she is not being put in her crib to sleep or be banished from "our" bed. I am simply giving her some space to quietly play and wind down for the evening, as I find it impossible to get anything done in my bed, such as reading, when having to hold on to one of her legs so she won't go skydiving off the bed. She seems to have learned this concept of time alone to wind down, and these last two trials have been very successful. She will quietly play for a bit, and when she gets ready to come to my bed for sleep, she will stand up and make herself heard from her room. I then come to her rescue, bring her to "our" bed, and will give her a quick nursing session to help her drift off. It may not be the type of scenario a lot of co-sleepers with their babies choose to go through, but we have found it works very well for us when the method is needed, which is not every night.
|And now for some off-topic pics, just for fun!
|Cause they're cute!
|And I want to post them!
|See her band-aid?
|It was from her flu shot booster.
|She took it pretty well!
|Was still up for crazy pics after!
|She likes drumming on her wipes!
|Cause she has rhythm in her soul!
|And mama says if she learns to drum maybe she won't date a drummer!
|She gets my humor!
|But mainly it's just fun to make noise!
|And she is really good at making noise now!
|And she loves to chase the cats!
|They're not too keen on it, though!
|But she tries real hard!
|Sometimes she gives up and settles for a book!
|Sometimes Q-tips get into the mix!
|And boy are they fun!
|But then the cat calls again!
|And she's off on a mission!
|With great determination!
|But succumbs to defeat because the kitties are just too chicken!
|Yes, she still tries to pick my nose when nursing in bed!
Now you can all sleep better :)
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