Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lesson Learned: Always trust the mom instinct

It started like every other night. PJ's, night-night kisses to Daddy, nursing in bed for about half an hour, put down in the pack and play next to our bed. Out cold. Every night's the same.

Last night, right after I put her down to sleep, I decided to take a shower. My gut told me to wait. Drew was outside working on his truck and I knew I wouldn't be able to hear her cry if I was in the shower. But I waved away that gut feeling, reasoning that she hardly ever wakes back up again (at least not for a few hours)

So I jumped in the shower. Took my time. When I got out, the fan was going in the bathroom. As I shut it off I heard her. Screaming a desperate, "why is no one here", sobbing cry. I sprinted back into my room with my wet hair dripping everywhere to scoop up my poor, sweet baby. I have no idea how long she had been crying for. Probably the entire time I was in the shower. I held her close and snuggled her as she feel back asleep. Peaceful and happy in my arms.

Lesson learned: trust that instinct in my gut. A part of me knew she wasn't down for good. I should have listened to that part. 

1 comment:

  1. Ugh I know this feeling, something only a mother can understand.


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