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  • My daughter has had sleep issues for much of her short life. My wife and I have worked very hard with her and made great progress. Today she was napping (something we've just gotten a decent handle on) in a different crib at my mother's house and having trouble. She woke up during a nap, and wouldn't fall back asleep unless it was on me. I sat there with her laying on me, sleeping soundly, not wanting to put her down. I reminded myself, in the dark with her snoring blissfully, to be present and cherish the moment. So much of having a newborn / infant is exhaustion and frustration, it's often hard to step back and appreciate a moment that you know in the future you will miss. As we were sitting there, me looking down at her and enjoying her sleeping on me, she suddenly picked her head up and looked right at me. Before I could even react, she threw her head backwards and arched her back forcefully. My hand was in the perfect position to catch her head as she whipped it back, and quicker than she had whipped her head backwards she was back asleep in this crazy position. I sat there, holding her up in this weird arched position, laughing to myself. I slowly eased her back into the position she had been in to start with her head on my shoulder, laughed again silently, and promised I would tell the story on Cowbird. I don't know if anyone is interested in it, but I want to make sure I never forget this moment. There's no picture and no audio, just a short, silly story I never want to forget.
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