Oh Dear Tara,
Tonight is a big night for all three of us. I just put you to sleep in your own room, in your own crib. Wow.. Do you know your Mom never had a room to her self up until 2006? My first solo sleep time was when I was in Chicago for my internship. I shared an apartment with Kelly. Even when I was in Boulder doing my MS, I could not afford a room to myself and shared it with a very nice friend.
(Btw Kelly taught me how to make grilled cheese sandwiches and mashed potatoes. I will make those for you some day.)
Back to your solo sleep time. Well you are technically 10 weeks and 3 days old today. So Daddy and I thought we would like to give you your own room and hope that you will love it and sleep peacefully in it for many years to come. We will watch you over dropcam and check on you from time to time. It’s tough on me, but I am brave and you will be too.
Tara, ever since you were in the womb, when there were times that I felt like I haven’t heard from you in a long time, you have always made some movement or noise be it a kick or a grunting or a heavy sigh. I hope you will do it tonight too. It will make your Mom more comfortable.
Tonight you will be furthest from me ever since you were conceived. And I know someday you will go even further, but right now just these ten steps seem really far to Mum. You are doing pretty well so far. I am typing as I see you over the cam. Noting every movement of yours. I pray that you sleep well and have beautiful dreams tonight.
I will dream too, but with my eyes wide open 🙂