One of the most wonderful opportunities that I have as Dad is to put my son to bed every night. As it currently stands, Declan falls asleep while cuddling with Andrea almost every night. It is so cute to watch him snuggle up and eventually drift off. Once he is asleep I have the job of getting him off of the couch and up to bed.
Normally when I pick him up he stirs slightly and then burrows into my shoulder with his face, his hands tuck up into my chest and he sighs. It gives me goosebumps thinking about it because it is such a precious feeling. I walk him upstairs and turn his Ocean Wonders on and gently place him in bed. Sometimes he sighs and hugs his bear tighter, sometimes he just rolls onto his side and I cover him with his blanket. I always take a moment just to stare at him. He is such a blessing and such a wonderful little guy.