Now I Lay Her Down to Sleep (the Honest Version)


Please, God, make this baby sleep


Now I Lay Her Down to Sleep

(the Honest Version)

 

Now I lay her down to sleep,

I beg the Lord, “Eight hours, please!

May angels watch her through the night,

and keep her eyelids sealed up tight.

If she should cry before I wake,

just once, Lord, let the monitor break.” 

 

Wishing all my fellow parents eight hours of undisturbed sleep—tonight and every night . . .

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P.S. Photo credit goes to my friend Julie Moon, who is not only a talented photographer, but an organizing genius who blogs at Neat & Pretty.


In case you want to pin this, or share it with a fellow sleep-deprived mom . . . here are graphics of a boy version and girl version of this poem! Happy sleeping.

Now I Lay Him Down to Sleep (The Honest Version-Boy) - when babies won't sleep

Now I Lay Her Down to Sleep (The Honest Version-Girl)-baby sleep schedules