Josh has been lovingly dubbed the "Baby Whisperer" by my family. Whenever there is a baby that needs a nap Josh is the one we turn to because no matter how hard the baby fights sleep it seems that Josh can get that baby to snoozeville within a few minutes.
Yesterday was a perfect example of his super powers. About mid-morning when Mia usually takes a nap she just wouldn't settle down for me. I tried to cuddle with her, I gave her a snack and some milk, but she just wouldn't rest. When Josh got out of the shower I handed Mia over to him and by the time I got out of the shower she was out cold. Later that afternoon we were at my parents' house and my niece Lizzy was fighting sleep so Josh took her and rocked her for a few minutes and next thing we know she's sleeeping soundly. Then my niece Riley was drifting off in the high chair and woke herself up, after that she was mad my sister tried to put her in the swing, but she wasn't having it, so my mom joked, "just hand her off to the baby whisperer and she'll go right to sleep." Sure enough within 5 minutes she was snoring away.
Josh was always so good at soothing Mia when she was a newborn so I shouldn't be too surprised that he's good at getting babies to sleep. There's just something about him that sets people at ease I guess. I'm a pretty lucky woman.