From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Midnight Mantra March 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 10:33 am

I’ve always been a tad superstitious. Like as a kid, I would make sure to never walk on any cracks in order to avoid possibly breaking my mother’s back. It became almost obsessive. I remember once accidentally stepping on a crack and became very anxious that I had harmed my moms’ back somehow. Anyways, as I grew older, I got a little less OCD about things like that but I find myself having a bit of a relapse.

A few weeks ago, after feeding Henry around 1am, I put him back in his bassinet and he started making “I’m about to wake up” noises so I started chanting in my head “please sleep, please sleep” over and over again and he quieted down. Now I know the two have no correlation between each other, but my mantra has been reinforced several times over the past few weeks where 90% of the time when I do my little “please sleep” mantra, Henry will quiet down. So now I’m thinking he must be reading my energy or brainwaves or something, whatever it is, I can’t stop now. I always have to do my mantra when he starts squirming. Again, I know that my mantra has nothing to do with him actually settling down, but for some reason I can’t help believing it helps a little and I’d rather have this:

do not disturb my slumber

than this:

Oh and today I woke up to Henry giving me the biggest smiles. I thought he was really REALLY happy to see me until I heard him fart for like 20 seconds straight, then he gave a little giggle. Men….



One Response to “Midnight Mantra”

  1. Mom Says:

    C’est la sorcière dans toi qui sort. Le petit Henry ramasse toute cette belle énergie qui est dans ta voie. Ca doit le réconforter ce petit mantras et il se calme.

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