My biggest smile this week? It definitely came from my kids and the sweet sibling love that’s starting to show.
When my son came home from the NICU, he was an incredibly challenging baby. We’re talking screamed round the clock, COLIC colic. It was bad.
We spent two months trying figure out what was wrong and how to make it stop. Two months of walking, bouncing, shushing, swaddling, and singing.
During those two months, we stuck with my daughter’s bedtime routine as usual. Her routine consists of two stories and two songs. I read, then my husband sings “Let It Go” and I sing “You are my Sunshine.”
We can’t skip singing. I’ve sang to her every night since she’s been born. Even when I’ve been away from her for hospital stays or my best friend’s Key West wedding, I still sang to her on the phone. And be still my mommy heart- she will sometimes sing “You are my Sunshine” with me or better yet to me and I just melt into a little mommy puddle of mush when her sweet little girl voice joins in.
I didn’t think anything could top that.
Until she made up her own lullaby for her brother during those two crazy colicky months. She sings him his special song after I finish her bedtime song every single night. It goes:
“Go to sleep, little dinosaur.
You’ll be all right.
Start your roars
if you need
And I just think this is the best song ever. The best part? Her little dinosaur brother actually seems to like her original music. Before we figured out that the colic was from stomach pain and changed his diet accordingly and since have the happiest little baby ever, her song would normally get him to stop and listen. Now, he watches her and smiles at her when she sings.
And I still melt into a little puddle of mommy mush every time.
What’s making you smile this week?