Over the Rainbow :: Judy Garland
Wonderful World :: Louis Armstrong
Sweet Sweet Baby :: Michelle Featherstone
Stay Awake :: Harry Connick Jr.
Wish Upon a Star :: Libbie Linton
Baby of Mine :: Bette Midler
Wish for You :: Faith Hill
Rainbow Connection :: Sarah Edwards
All the Pretty Little Horses :: Laura Veirs
Edelweiss :: The Sound of Music Soundtrack
Cannot Lose My Love :: Sara Groves
Goodnight My Angel :: Billy Joel
Can't Take That Away From Me :: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
This list of songs is the soundtrack of Britt's baby-hood.
He was a colicky little mess in his first 8-ish months of life.
Just hearing the first few notes of most of these songs brings me right back to those precious evenings.
Me, at my wits end, having just put the big siblings to bed and finally able to devote my full attention to a red-faced, stiff little fellow.
We turned down the lights, docked the iPod and snuggled in for a slow dance around the kitchen - lit by only a candle and white twinkle lights.
Gradually baby would fall limp in my arms, growing heavier (as if that were possible),
resting his head on my shoulder...
He wouldn't sleep.
Not a chance of that.
But he was quiet. And quiet was my objective.
Dance long, Mommies...
Sleep well, Babies...