April 7, 2012

Father Daughter Time

One of our recent challenges has been finding ways for Peter and Cole to bond. In conversations with other mothers, I've learned this is a common conundrum of our season. Understandably, Cole shows preference for me; I'm home with her all day and her only food source so our bond is more about familiarity than favoritism.

In the last few weeks we've discovered we can stretch Cole's nightly sleep simply by bringing her into our bed. At first, during this cuddle time she was tucked in close to me. But when I saw her extended sleep as the perfect time to grab a shower and prepare for the day ahead, we started tucking her in next to Peter. Now nearly every morning Cole and Peter get to snuggle.