Sweet Wife in My Arms - Chapter 917 - There Is Still Plenty Of Time
Chapter 917: There Is Still Plenty Of Time
She laid down once again and snuggled into Lu Yi’s embrace. Then, she took a sniff of the faint fragrance of the kapok flower that Lu Yi always carried with him. This was Lu Yi’s scent. During both her past life or her current life, Lu Yi smelt the same. In fact, she did not know where Lu Yi got his scent from. It was as though he was born with this perfume, but at the same time, it also smelt like his usual shaving cream.
Lu Yi rested his arm on Yan Huan’s shoulder before he gently patted her on her shoulder in a rhythmic manner. Before long, Yan Huan’s breathing became steady. She had fallen asleep.
“Have a good rest. There’s still plenty of time.” Lu Yi continued to stay by her side even when she was sleeping soundly. He reckoned that it might be a better idea to leave the three children under the housekeeper’s care for a few nights. Otherwise, Yan Huan, the mother, would be the first one to burn out.
Fortunately, Little Xunxun had been a good girl recently as she did not create any issues for the couple, or else Lu Yi would be terribly distressed.
The room had always been kept at a comfortable temperature, neither too cold nor too warm. Listening to the constant melodic sound of breathing, Lu Yi became sleepy as well. Without him realizing, he had also fallen asleep beside Yan Huan.
He felt more vital when he suddenly jerked awake. Therefore, he decided to check on the three kids.
This was the biggest difference he experienced after he became a parent. Despite the fact that there were many adults and housekeepers at home, he would never be put at ease before he had personally ascertained the well-being of his children.
When he turned around, he was surprised to find that Yan Huan was already awake. He reached out to touch the other half of the blanket and realized that it was still warm, implying that she had just woken up.
Yan Huan caringly placed her hand on Little Xunxun’s forehead before she said, “Why are you such a good girl today?”
Then, she gently poked her daughter’s cute cheeks. Half asleep, the girl pouted, a sign that she was asking for food.
Immediately, Yan Huan got out of her bed. She was going to make formula milk for her daughter. Among her three children, Little Xunxun was the only one who would ask to be fed in the middle of the night. Yan Huan had checked on the other two kids and they were both in deep sleep. Therefore, she did not worry about them at all.
At this moment, a hand was placed on her shoulder. She whipped around to discover Lu Yi behind her. He was awake as well.
Not only that, he was holding a milk bottle in his hand. That was Little Xunxun’s midnight snack.
“Why aren’t you sleeping?” Yan Huan received the milk bottle from Lu Yi before she sprinkled a few drops of milk on the back of her hand to check the temperature of the milk. The temperature of the milk was ideal.
“Aren’t you awake too?” Just like Yan Huan, Lu Yi was very familiar with Little Xunxun’s habit.
He skillfully held his daughter in his arms to prevent her from choking on the milk. As he placed the teat of the milk bottle by her lips, the little one instinctively opened her tiny mouth and began to suck on the bottle. She finished the small bottle of milk, all the while with her eyes closed. When she finally finished her milk, Lu Yi held her up. With her chin resting on his shoulder, Lu Yi gently patted her back to burp her. There was a faint yet pleasant milk scent lingered on her, giving the adults an urge to bite her.
The delicate little princess of the family was nothing like the boys. For instance, Little Lei was rather thick-skinned as he had received all sorts of punishments since he was young. However, it was different for the little princess. Everyone only wanted to coddle her.
Lu Yi carefully placed his daughter back to her cot before he turned to look at his two sons. Compared to Little Xunxun, the parents were less worried about the two boys. They did not have to pay much attention to the boys at night. Instead, they only had to feed and bathe them during the day.
They put most of their attention on Little Xunxun, constantly worrying that she might feel hungry or cold. Once she fell sick, the entire family would be placed in tumult. Coupled with the pitiful expression on her face, Old Master Lu would be extremely wrought up.
Seeing that his daughter was fast asleep, Lu Yi placed her on her baby rocker. He stayed with her until the housekeeper arrived and took over the task to look after her. Then, Lu Yi led the sleepy Yan Huan back to their bedroom.
They were tired. They were exhausted. Yet, they were happy and grateful as they watched the three children, who carried the couple’s blood in their veins, as they grew up day by day. No words could describe their contentment.
They supposed their effort and weariness were worth it when they saw the pure and innocent expression on their children’s faces.
Lu Yi grabbed the clock and noticed that the alarm was set at seven o’clock. It was when the three children were supposed to wake up. However, he hit the button to cancel the alarm. He wanted Yan Huan to rest more.
Yan Huan had not been appearing as lively as usual. Now, on top of worrying about Little Xunxun’s well-being, Lu Yi fretted about Yan Huan’s health too.
When Yan Huan finally woke up, she still felt a little tired and intended to sleep in. However, when she wrapped herself in the blanket something hit her hard.
She hurriedly grabbed the alarm clock that was placed at the head of her bed and was immediately upset by what she saw.
Lu Yi had once again turned off her alarm. He often did this.
Forget it. I’d better continue to sleep. She turned to the side and was ready to sleep in. Lu Yi, Ye Shuyun and the housekeepers were around. They would be able to take care of the three children and her help was basically superfluous. Later when Old Master Lu arrived, her presence would be redundant. Old Master Lu had always cosseted his great granddaughter dearly. Rain or shine, he insisted on visiting Little Xunxun everyday. If it was not because of Little Xunxun’s young age, he would have brought Little Xunxun home to raise her on his own.
She did not know how long she slept, but when she woke up again, she felt rather energetic. It seemed like she had finally had enough rest and was no longer tired like before.
She sat up and briefly stretched her body.
She had had enough sleep.
She noticed the shirt that was draped over her shoulder.
Yan Huan adjusted her shirt. She certainly had a good sleep although her eyes were still slightly red. She was suffering from severe sleep deprivation and was not able to repay her sleep debt within just a day or two.
“Why did you turn off my alarm clock again?” Yan Huan grabbed the clock and set another alarm. She was determined to wake up on time tomorrow as she had to take care of her three children.
“There are many adults at home. Your presence will not make any significant difference. Xunxun is a fussy baby and she will always ask for you in her sleep. How can you handle all the stress if you don’t get good rest at night?”
Lu Yi gently placed his hand on top of Yan Huan’s head. He was trying to convince Yan Huan, only hoping that she could take some time off for herself. When Xunxun was ill and looking for her mommy in the middle of the night, she would have no choice but to attend to her baby’s needs. Fortunately, Xunxun was rather fit now and Yan Huan had slept well for the past few nights. No one could lend her a hand when Little Xunxun asked for her mommy at dusk. The little girl had learned to recognize faces and would not stop crying until she saw her mommy.