Before I go to bed, I usually sneak into Lily's bedroom to cover her with her blanket (she rolls a lot and always seems to sleep on top of her blankets instead of underneath them) as well as to find runaway soothers and place them strategically in her crib in hopes that she will find them herself.
Last night didn't go quite as planned. I snuck in, but saw that she was not only on top of her blanket as usual, but hugging it. It would be impossible to remove from her grasp without waking her. So as I was getting another blanket to put on top of her and her current blanket, she woke up. She sat right up, and quietly said "Up." Who could refuse such a sweet request?
So I did. I picked her up, and we cuddled in the rocking chair. I rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while I rocked her, I whispered in her ear, "I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." And wouldn't you know it, she pushed up, looked at me, and silently nodded her little head.
Moments like these make me so happy.