Saturday, December 15, 2007

Waking Up for Kinneret

I didn't feel this way the first three months, but now, I actually kind of enjoy waking up for Kinneret in the night. It's a sweet time.

She wakes up once or twice a night. If it's before 1am, I give her water, hold her for a while, and ease her back into bed. After 1am, I give her a bottle of milk. (If you look at my previous posts, you'll see I had nursing problems. I finally gave up after two months of misery on both our parts, and thank G-d, she is doing well on formula.) She drinks it down so fast, it's almost amusing, but her whole body is relaxed, just her mouth working on the bottle.

She lies in my arms, completely calm, warm, soft. This is our moment, in the still of the night. I think that when she sleeps through until morning, I might miss it.


mother in israel said...

That is so sweet! I'm so glad the nights are getting easier for you.

Aunt Shoshanna said...

Ohhhhh, Leah....Kinneret is so beautiful.....I think she looks like you ....She is the answer to many prayers for you .....Love, Susan

lakewoodshmuck said...

nothing can compare with the joy of rocking your baby to sleep.
lotsa nachas

RaggedyMom said...

Keep enjoying her! I still check on my bigger kids about 10 times or so at night, but it doesn't compare to the joy of that sleepy cuddle!

Miriam said...

In my experience, they don't start sleeping through the night for a long time, so you have many waking nights ahead of you. Our three year old still wakes up!