“Should you go check on her?” My dear husband asked nervously after about three minutes.
You see… our beautiful, nearly two and a half year old, daughter was upstairs all by herself. Not making a sound. I had just come downstairs after trying to put her to sleep. We did our bedtime routine, as usual, and I laid down to nurse her to sleep… just as I had hundreds of nights before.
Evangeline has nursed to sleep since she was a newborn. There have been few instances that Daddy has put her down, or the car… but on her own? Never. Not until three nights ago. She wasn’t falling to sleep nursing, and her new brother downstairs needed his Mommy. So what’s a girl to do? I told her good night and that when she was ready to go to sleep I would come back up… and then I left.
I quickly nursed Stephen in anticipation of her calling for me. We waited… and waited… and waited… but all we heard was the sweet sound of sleep. Nothing. After about ten minutes a m...