Watching your child sleep peacefully is one of the true joys of parenting. Waiting for your child to sleep is not… usually.

My evening routine now includes snuggling with Taye for a minute while he hugs my neck for dear life knowing full well that he will soon be in the dreaded…. CRIB!

Then I spread out a blanket next to his crib and plop myself down, try and keep Liam quiet, and wait. And wait…

And sometimes I wait so long that I’m pretty sure I fall asleep on the hardwood floor before he’s out for the night. Other times, I swear that Taye is sleeping only to stand up and make my way into the hall before I hear his signature whimper and impending scream.

Lately, however, he’s been asleep fairly quickly, and not having to do this every night is in our sights. Soon, I’m thinking that I’ll be able to put him down and walk right out of the room without so much as a peep.

Until then… here I sit.

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