It's 5:50 and Raegan is awake. Really awake. I fill a sippy with milk and cuddle her out of her crib;
"Mama Hold You." taking her back to my bed in a desperate attempt to lull her back to sleep.
"Mama ni-night. Mama sleep in Mama's bed. Raegan sleep in Mama's bed. Here's your boo-ie, drink. Raegan ni-night."
I close my eyes. All is quiet for several minutes. Then, softly, I feal a little hand.. petting my head. Smoothing my hair away from my face. Slowly I open my eyes and see my little girl laying next to me softly staring back. I reach up and smooth her hair off of her face, pet her head. Close my eyes. Back comes her little hand... softly stroking my cheek. Petting my face. Then her tiny hand stills...
"BEEEP!" she yells as she squishes my nose.
Good morning Goofball.