There’s something so innocent about babies.  Having had four of them myself, I know how sweet it is when a baby falls asleep on your shoulder.  They’re so trusting and vulnerable, all at the same time.  When a baby is fussy, all you need to do is hold them to comfort them.  If you can persevere through their crying (or screaming), eventually they’ll calm down and be still.  They lose this as they get older.  Trust me, I know.  My 10-year old is much harder to reassure than is my almost 2-year old.  He needs me to reason with him and explain things logically, which can’t always be done.  My baby, on the other hand, only needs to know I’m there and that I love her.

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