26 September 2013

how she sleeps.

like this:

how she sleeps.

after two babies who were enthusiastic nursers, to say the least, it's so strange--and more than a little sad--having one who doesn't need that ritual to go to sleep.  I guess if anything will teach you to self-soothe, it's five and half months of nights in a hospital.  but, watching her pull her lovey up over her face, suck her fingers, and drift off, I am also proud of her.  brave Imogen, who goes and does what she has to with steel in her eyes and peace in her smile.  there are so many other ways we've worked and learned to make her feel secure, but in this moment, as in so many others, we have to step aside so she can do it on her own.  brave me, for letting her lead the way.

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Heroes, all of you! She's a strong soul.

Carly Tredway said...

Just beautiful. She is a brave little girl. She will be a strong woman. You are a strong woman. You have a lovely family, this is her greatest blessing.

Kan said...

Brave you indeed. Your wisdom and acceptance is breathtaking. (and this photo is hilarious! it's nice to giggle at Imogen's ways sometimes)

CARU said...

brave you!! Beautiful picture!

melissa q. at a happy stitch said...

Ha! So funny that she sleeps like that. What an amazing thing to see her resting in that crib.

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