Standing on her own two feet

I had to work late tonight, so Sean picked Maya up from daycare. He texted me a video while I was at work — she was standing unsupported. My little baby can stand on her own two feet.

She won’t sleep in a crib. I guess it’s my own stupid fault for letting her sleep in bed with us — as soon as you put her down, she wakes up. I can put her down without having to hold her for the whole nap if I nurse her lying down. For a while I was doing this on our bed, and having to wait there through her whole nap in case she rolled off. So I finally stopped being in denial and pretending she would one day sleep in her Pack ‘n Play, and I put a foldable mattress on the floor. I put her down on that tonight and was finally able to leave her alone while she was sleeping.

I feel dumb for not doing it sooner — we had our evening back. Sean ordered Indian food, I cleaned the kitchen, and we cuddled on the couch watching a mediocre movie from the 90s on HBO (Primal Fear). With wine. It was all so simple but it was the best night we’ve had together in a long time. Not that the other nights are bad, it was just like a really peaceful and sweet evening together.

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