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Monday, December 15, 2008

Behold the Nite-Nite.


When Lexi was a baby, I was paranoid about putting blankets in her crib, so I just laid a burp cloth on her while she was sleeping. I had about 40 different ones. We would just use whatever was handy.

Eventually, she started equating bedtime with her burp cloth and she started calling them "nite-nites"

THEN she got picky about which one she wanted.

Now she only likes the soft, super-thin ones. And she SMELLS them to make sure we are giving her a nice, dirty one. She HATES them when they come out of the wash. Apparently, they lose the "good smell."

It's the ultimate comfort for her.

Sadly, a few minutes ago she just walked into the corner of our staircase, ironically as she was going upstairs to get a "nite nite". And after some snuggles with mom, she is now calmly sitting beside me, with her nite nite in hand (after sniffing several to make sure she found the right one.) Please note in the picture the reject nite-nite laying in her lap.

I know she will have to eventually give this comfort up. But it's just too sweet. The way she twirls it around while she sucks her thumb actually calms and comforts me.

The other day she was crying in the car for her nite nite. And I said, "Why do you need it Lexi?" And she answered, "for my thumb." Apparently, she can't suck her thumb without the nite-nite. Oh, what a dark day it will be in our house with the nite-nite and thumb-sucking must cease. But for now...I enjoy it. It's one of the last little things that makes me feel like I still have a baby.

5 comments:

Kristen said...

I totally remember when she was little and you could just hand her any piece of fabric. Burp cloth, dish towel, what have you. I thought that was so brilliant. Sorry to hear she's gotten picky.

Jafta totally does the smell test too. So disgusting. He has three blankets and smells all three, and then chooses the stinkiet one.

Heidi said...

So sweet....

johnsonandjohnson said...

I can still "smell" the scent of my blankie pillow....

World of Wright said...

That was too sweet.

AMankin said...

sweet baby and sweet mama!