I’m working late (again) when I get an iChat message from Kim downstairs: “Parent conference, please?”
Kim and Ellie went to bed hours ago, so I head down to find Ellie doing her roo-style leg thumping in the co-sleeper and Kim utterly confused.
Ellie must have been having a good dream, because she woke up Kim with full-on belly laughs. Ellie wasn’t even awake. When I peered over the rail she was awake and happy and had mostly wriggled free of the swaddle. A diaper change and midnight feeding and she’s good to go.
We’re accustomed to hearing grunts or other sounds while the girl is asleep, but belly laughing is new. It’s a nice way to be woken up.