Karen woke up early this morning. When I went to see if she'd take a binky and go back to sleep, she stopped crying, smiled really big and cooed at me. She was very happy and basically said, "I love you Mommy! Look how cute I am --don't you just have to pick me up and snuggle me?" And darn it, I did.
(Rich said she tried the same thing on Daddy a bit earlier, but Daddy was too tired, so he said, "Here's your binky. Go back to sleep.")