One thing that I really love doing is cuddling up with the children just before they drift off to sleep. Its so peaceful lying next to them, watching their chest rise up and down and taking in their scent. Ally likes me to rub her arm or she’ll sometimes just hold onto my hand and drift off to sleep. I don’t get a chance to cuddle with them every night cos I usually have lots to do once they’re in bed.
As for Max, he usually gets his feed before bed, a quick kiss and into his crib. I have, on several occasions, climbed into his crib with him to snuggle. Matt has warned me that I may break the crib in the process but I just can’t resist! I hope he’s implying that the crib isn’t that sturdy, not that I am fat enough to break it.
As a mom, I’m constantly checking on the children throughout the night. It’s safe to say I’ve never had an uninterrupted night’s sleep since Ally was born. Max likes to curl up in the corner while Ally usually sleeps with her bum in the air. Take a look!