Lucy woke last night for a feed at about 2am, nothing unusual about that.
I retrieved her from her cot and brought her back to bed with me. We snuggled down and got on with the business of filling her belly.
At about 2.30am I felt a weight on my foot at the end of the bed. It felt just like Millie had snuck into our room and was standing at the end of our bed about to launch herself up so she could squeeze herself in between us. Again, nothing unusual about that.
I whispered her name and told her to climb in, except there was no other movement, just the weight on my foot.
I whispered her name again and asked if she was ok. Again, nothing. I looked down at the foot of our bed and to my surprise I saw nobody there and the weight on my foot was gone.
I just lay there for a moment and thought about that feeling, it was definitely there and now it was definitely gone. I smiled to myself as I had a feeling I knew who it was.
I snuggled Lucy into me and carried her back to her cot. I also checked the kids beds along the way and just as I suspected everyone was fast asleep.
This is what I have been longing for the last 22 and a half months and finally she came through for me. I am a happy and content Mummy today.