Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones

As I said in an earlier post, I wanted to highlight a couple of books that are our family’s favorites. Tonight that book is Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones by Claire Freedman. This one is very special to me because it is one of two books we read to the girls every night they spent in the NICU. I still know it by heart and will recite it to the girls if I am having trouble getting them to fall asleep. It has a beautiful rhythm as it tells about all the baby animals snuggling up at night.

My sweet husband would change some of the words when he read to them in the hospital. For example a line that is supposed to read “They snuggled together, all tired, tangled paws.” He changed it to “tired, tangled wires.” (And for anyone who has had a NICU baby- you know what he means!) We also changed the last line of the book to “Snuggle up, Sleepy Twins”… They always did, and they still do!

Published in: on December 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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