Monday, March 29, 2010

Bedtime Stories

Palmer has been having nightmares once or twice a week. He wakes absolutely terrified. When this happens, we give him hugs, kisses, a drink and try to comfort him enough to tuck him back in for the night. Once in a while he needs a little more reassurance and spends the rest of the evening sleeping with Greg and I in our king size bed. He loves it! Throughout the night we get little caresses, sighs of happiness and even a few quiet little giggles.

Brody is a wonderful sleeper! I can't remember the last time he didn't sleep through the night. He also puts himself to sleep, which is absolutely fabulous (the only downside to this is that he will not rock to sleep when we are out or at church). If he ever fusses when we lay him down, all it takes is a few turns of his mobile and he is all smiles as he drifts off into dreamland.

Almost always, Greg takes over bedtime in our family. Even though I nurse Brody to sleep at night, he often carried him to the nursery and tucks him in. I always kiss Palmer before bed, but Greg is usually the one to help Palmer brush his teeth, change him into pajamas, read him a story and put him down for the night. I so love that Greg is such an involved father! He adds an element of fun that no one, not even Mommy, Aunties or Grandma, can compare. A couple times now, he has even crawled into Palmer's bed when waking him or putting him to bed. It's quite the silly sight to see his 6"4" body crammed into a baby crib.


Rie Pie said...

I adore this post. Greg is such a nut!!

Lisa said...

That is quite the picture. I love it. Way to go Greg.

Tiffany said...

What a great Dad!! :)