We have this routine with Bruiser. Bruiser has created a morning routine. He starts to stir, makes a bunch of grunting noises, and the Beloved moves him into the living room and puts him on the boppy pillow to finish waking up slowly. The Beloved has her coffee and checks her email in the morning light. He tends to do this at some point in his morning – one fist up in the air.


Within a few minutes, he squirms a bit more and he gets his binky while his bottle is prepared. At this point, you do not have much time. AT ALL. His hands will start moving, stretching, flexing as he works the bink. We call this time “the creature is stirring”.