Tonight I broke the rule. The rule that some may view as vital for their babies sleep routine. The rule that suggests you put your baby in their crib awake. The rule that advises you to not rock your baby to sleep in your arms. The rule that would have robbed me of tonight’s perfection. A special bonding moment with my baby girl. As I rocked Lexi and sang “You are my sunshine” - part of our normal sleep routine- her eyes began to appear drowsy. Typically at this point I place Lexi in her crib, still awake, to doze off shortly after. But tonight I broke that rule. As my baby began to close her eyes, a little voice inside my head told me to “cherish this moment”. Lexi fell asleep in my arms and I continued to rock her. Stare at her every feature, that may look completely different tomorrow, as they are ever changing. I won’t do this every night but tonight it was important to me. If it messes up her sleep for one night, then so be it. This precious moment won’t last forever but fortunately the feeling in my heart tonight will, along with this picture. Sweet dreams baby girl.