It actually happens multiple times - four to five times really. William is on basically the same the schedule as when he was a newborn - 3 hours give or take. But just recently I've started a naptime routine. I can now tell which fussiness means that he's sleepy -awesome skill by the way, my life is so much easier now!
I scoop him up and head to the big green upholstered rocker in the darkest corner of his room. The lights are out and when he's all cuddled up in me he knows that it's time to settle down. He is an absolutely sweetheart. His head is in the cradle of my arm and he holds my thumb on my chest and that is how he goes to sleep. Everyday. Four times a day. And usually, he just stares up at me as his eyes start to get droopy. It is so special. I wouldn't trade this time for anything. I really look forward to it because, of course, eventually all things come to an end and someday he won't want his Mommy to rock him to sleep or sing Twinkle Twinkle. And probably sooner than that I will have to put him in full-time daycare because of my school schedule. I'm really going to miss my sweet baby time. Moments like this make me feel grateful that I am a stay at home mom.
Not how he usually falls asleep - but this was a sweet moment too.