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On restful baby sleep… and other things nostalgic

When Nate was younger (and a lot smaller), he used to love listening to classical music while sleeping. I’d play a Mozart CD or that free classical baby CD I got from a milk company rep when I was working for the pharma industry. The soothing piano music lulled him to sleep, and he’d snooze all afternoon.

Yep, he was a calm baby. I had no problems at all putting him to sleep when he was younger. Common sleep aids I often had to employ for my two other kids were dancing and singing – done together! I remember when Patch was a baby, my sisters and I would lull her to the tune of Spice Girls songs (“Mama, I looooove youuuuu… mama, I caaare….”). For Nate, no such production numbers. All I had to do was slip his favorite CD into the player and he’s off to lala land.

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I’m gazing now at Nate’s photo above and can’t help but feel nostalgic, awed at how small and cuddly and angelic he was… And I can’t help feeling bad that he is my last baby already. (Yep, our family plan specifically states “3 kids only.”) Three kids seem a lot these days, with most intentional families carefully planning and spacing childbirths. But really, kids – they grow so fast. And before you know it, they’re all grown up, living their own lives, at wala ka nang baby. 🙁

Aww, just let me be cheesy a bit. Tomorrow my baby boy turns four. He seems big for a four-year old. But he will always be my baby. Promise you dat. (Monster mom-in-law in the making, hehe)

The other day, my second baby girl V turned 9 naman. Nine! In a year, she will be in the two-digit age already, and, once puberty hits a child, there’s no stopping the growing-up already. Boohoo. Continue reading On restful baby sleep… and other things nostalgic