4 August 2012

Our little white cot

We gave away our cot to some dear friends on the weekend. This cot has held both our children until they were each a little over two years old. Both Itay and I spent hours bent over that cot with M, patting, strong, shhhing, crooning and basically wishing that she would JUST GO TO SLEEP. O was much easier, he just went to sleep. So our little white cot is full of memories and physical reminders of babyhood. Both kids chewed on the top rail down to the raw wood, both tried but failed to get out of the cot on their own.

M, about 10 weeks old.

O, about 16 weeks old.

The cot has been sitting in our garage now for a few months, holding all our other baby stuff, waiting for a new home. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to our little white cot. No more babies, but instead, big beds and big kids. Our very dear friends for their little boy who is just about to enter the world, so I know there will be more memories created. Hopefully he'll sleep well in his new cot, just like our little man did! As I said, it was sweet to see the cot go to friends who will use and appreciate it, and sad all at the same time. My babies are growing up.

We had a sweet trip down the coast to drop off the baby stuff, singing and laughing as a family.  We each requested a song and then we sang them at the top of our voices together. My choice - Rolling In The Deep, Adele. M's choice - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, The Beatles. O's choice - Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye. Itay's choice was by a metal band, Saidian, and was called Song Of A Genius. We rocked it out on that trip.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

That would have been really hard owww your babies are growing up. But as least its gone to friends and you know they'll take care of it x