Every night before Jenn and I go to bed, Jenn and I have had a little routine. First I put some lotion on her belly to help hydrate her skin for the impending expansion. Then I tell the baby, “Good night baby. I hope you had a good day. Please be nice to your mama and let her sleep well tonight, okay? I love you. Sweet dreams” I then kiss the tummy and rub the belly. I then tell Jenn the same thing, but ya know with more kissing 🙂 I wish her sweet dreams and that I hope she has a good day at work tomorrow.
It is nice to be talking to the baby already, even though he/she doesn’t have ears just yet. It helps me feel part of the process to do this each night. And the times when Jenn really has had a long day, I have some lavender lotion to rub on her upper chest to help her sleep though the night. The changes to her body have left her with a very unusual sleeping schedule that we are trying to bring back into the norms. If you ask me, I think the lotions are working.