He rubbed his eyes like he does when he's tired, so I picked him up and rocked him. Within 30 seconds, he was fast asleep. I held him the whole time he slept (about an hour and a half). He woke up and rewarded me with a sweet, toothless grin
Except on rare occasion, I never had the luxury of simply doing nothing but holding my own babies. There were too many chores and my other child/children to look after. What a treat it is to hold this tiny bundle of slobbery smiles. Holding him is my idea of an afternoon well spent.