I do a lot of singing to Leia and I love it. You may or may not know I used to sing a lot. I took voice lessons for years and sang in a lot of contexts. After college though I just didn’t really have occasion to sing and it is great to have Leia to sing to now 🙂 I don’t know that we have one set lullaby. The Beatle’s “Blackbird” seems to be a big hit and a go to number for our nightly soundtrack. I sing a lot of worship songs, which is great because as a Mom of an infant devotional time is a little sketchy so I get to worship and comfort her at the same time. Sometimes I end up doing medleys, I start with Blackbird, for instance, and then just start singing all the Beatles songs I can think of. Which can lead to some weird song choices for a one month old, but at 3 AM I just start sining what I can remember and what entertains me at times, so Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” or Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” become lullabys too. ( I need to probably be more careful as she gets older, I don’t want her going around singing about “an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic and gin”.
As a stay at home mom of an infant things can get a little weird at times. I know I can’t be the only girl who finds herself doing and saying some strange things at times when it is just her and the baby during the day, or during middle of the night feedings, etc. One example would be something like this: while changing one of Leia’s diaper explosions I found myself humming Beethoven’s 5th symphony, but the humming became lyrics- “poop in the pants”. Those four words over and over to the tune of Beethoven’s 5th are surprisingly catchy and sadly I find myself singing it without realizing it quite a bit now. At least she is getting exposure to classical music. (It is really ridiculous when I start singing it opera style!)
I would love to hear weird and stupid things other moms have been driven too!