Last night Veda slept in her own room for the first time. It was a change that we kept putting off, even though she was beginning to outgrow her moses basket. There are other reasons for the move as well... I am hoping I will get a better night sleep knowing that my every toss and turn won't potentially wake her. And really, let's face it, getting un/dressed in the dark is no fun. We also know that it will be nice to have some privacy again. But still, as I got into bed and saw the empty basket, a giant lump swelled in my throat. This would be the first night in 5 months that she wasn't a foot away from me- and that's not to mention the 9 months before! Even though there was only about 7 feet and a wall separating us, it felt much bigger. It made me realize that this is the first of many firsts, and I was reminded that becoming a parent is a continual lesson in letting go. Of course, Veda made it through the night just fine on her own, and in the end, so did I..