Breastsleeping isn't for everyone. Heck, it wasn't even for me the first time around. I found accidental breastsleeping with my second child to be a lifesaver, though. Now that I'm on baby number three, I'm a total convert. If you're anything like me, you love breastsleeping. It's a hard-to-quantify love, though, because it feels visceral and beyond words. Because I know my baby loves it, too, I often like to think of what my baby's thinking when we're breastsleeping.
It's a curious practice for me, and perhaps I'm strange in this regard. My little one, not yet a year old, is just beginning to think for themselves as they realize they aren't symbiotic with me. How fantastic those first thoughts must be, right? How simple-yet-profound would it be if I could look inside their head and be witness to the first formation of thought. I liken it, in my imagination, to being present for the birth of a star.
Yet, modern science also tells us that babies are actually much more aware than we've historically given them credit for. Given that fact, imagine all the amazing thoughts your baby must be thinking when breastsleeping! There's really no end to the fun of figuring out, especially when considering your child's unique personality, what they're thinking. Here are a few of my favorite imaginary breastsleeping baby-musings.