While we have a bedtime routine, Bryan and I generally alternate who does said routine. It consists of the "three b's": bath, bottle, bed. We each interject our own little variations, Bryan is really good about lotion/baby massage (I'm sporadic in my use of lotion with Penny), and I always rock/lullaby (B sometimes uses the rocking chair, but isn't a lullaby man).
Anyway, Penny is very aware of who is putting her to bed and so is markedly different for either one of us. She splashes a lot more in the bath when Bryan bathes her... and she is harder to put to bed when I do the bedtime routine. Tonight she fell asleep in the rocking chair so I put her down, then she woke up, I rocked her again, put her down, she woke up... you can see where this is going. Each time I put her in the crib, she woke up, smiled at me, and held out her arms - so cute and slightly annoying.
I finally just put her in the crib and left. She fussed for about 2 minutes and then was fast asleep.
Oh, and she does this super cute thing when she's really tired - she rubs her head. So adorable!
3 months ago