Last night Jen decided it was time for her to get away for a couple hours so she and a friend went out to the movies to see Sex and the City. What this meant was that I would be alone with Grace for the first time. I wasn't really that concerned about being left alone with her though, I was looking forward to it. Jen went to the 7:30 pm movie and Grace goes to bed around 8:30 so the time we figured the time I needed to spend entertaining her would be short. I usually take care of the before bed bottle and putting her to bed so there would be no change there. Sometimes though, depending on Grace's naps during the day, she can get a bit fussy at bedtime and Jen and I take turns trying to get her to sleep.
So last night we had about an hour of playtime before we started the bedtime routine. At around 8:15 I got her bottle ready and brought her upstairs to change her diaper and put on her pajamas. Her eyes started getting droopy about half-way through her bottle and I knew this was going to be an easy night. She was sleeping before she finished her bottle and I put her in her crib and snuck out of her room just before 8:30.
Jen got home just before 11pm and I had to tell her what a difficult night I had, how Grace had screamed all night and I just got her to bed 5 minutes ago. Jen knows her girl better than that though and didn't believe me for a second. So overall a good night for all of us.