cradle




Yesterday, Emmett turned 8 weeks old. He celebrated by moving into his crib in his own room. Since he arrived home, he's been sleeping in this cradle, just a couple feet away from me at night. It's a special cradle, built by Emmett's great great uncle and used by many, many family members before him, including me. I've enjoyed having him next to me, and it's just a little bit harder to fall asleep at night without him there. It brings back memories of those first two nights home from the hospital, when he was still in the NICU. His cradle sat empty and I cried myself to sleep both nights.

Now, he is only two rooms away, sleeping through the night. I blinked once and suddenly he is 8 weeks old and growing so fast I can almost watch it happen. He is taking the very first step away from total dependence on me, and he's ready. I watch him sleep in his crib, and if I squint hard, I can just about see a little boy instead of a newborn.

Emmett is growing and changing and reaching milestones perfectly. And so we tuck away the cradle for now, because Emmett is ready for his crib, just as he should be. I may not be ready, but he is!



7 comments:

gretam said...

OH it does happen way too fast!! I still remember when Zachary was a little peanut when I brought him home and now he is taller than me! Enjoy it ..every single moment!

Mike said...

At least now I only have to listen to one person snore.

Ashley said...

Is the snoring new? I don't remember Amy snoring in college . . . But, then I don't remember sleeping in college . . .

Anonymous said...

Amy. This post made me want to cry. Emmett is SO beautiful. It is so sad they grow up so fast. I miss the days when Jimmy was my little "football" and I used to carry him everywhere. Change is hard, but you will learn to get accustomed to it -- once kids get the hang of it, they seem to grow and change every day! Love you both!!

Meredith said...

sleeping in his own crib, and sleeping through the night? You lucky lucky girl!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, thats how it hppens, blinking.... sigh.

Thais said...

marco;s family has a cradle like that that his grandfatehr made--- they really are a nice family tradition

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