throughout my short time in motherhood, i’ve always wondered when the switch comes in our lives: when do we decide that sleep is a good, wonderful, glorious thing and indulge in it rather than fight it? i had decided that it must be sometime in the teen years when that is discovered, but lo and behold, gracie made an early discovery! she has been sleeping in in the mornings! her siblings will get up an hour or so before her and she’ll just bury herself deeper into the covers, nestling down for a longer snuggle. when she does wake up, i hear this cinderella-esque tye of singing coming from her room, as if she were slowly stretching her arms and yawning as the birds twittered around her and fluttered about the room. she wakes up so happy and beautiful. sometimes i manage to sneak away from making breakfast and jump in bed with her to share in the warmth under the covers for a minute or two before we’re joined by the 2 remaining sleep-fighters. what special times!