I have a confession to make.
Ever since about 15 weeks, I have added a new morning ritual to my day before getting ready for work. I feed the pets, eat my breakfast, then go upstairs into Sammy's nursery. Sometimes Oscar and/or the cats follow me. We (me, Sammy, and whichever pets have joined along) pick out a book from her growing book collection and I sit into the glider next to her crib with one hand on my belly and one on the book. Then I read the chosen book out loud! Every single morning. And I LOVE IT.
At first, it felt ridiculous. It felt like I was talking to myself and any fly on the wall would think I was losing my mind. But now it's something I look forward to so much! We've already read lots of books, and we (I guess I) already have some clear favorites. Obviously Sammy has no idea what I'm saying and won't for a very long time. But I hope she feels a growing connection between us already. My mom loved to read to us, and some of my most treasured memories with her were when she read to us at night. It thrills me to no end to look into Sammy's little bookcase and think of the memories we will make when we get to meet her this Summer.
|Underpants Thunderpants, Lamb-a-roo, and Princess Baby are some of my favorites so far!|