To say I lost sleep over leaving him is an understatement. I may or may not have typed up sub plans and reduced the margins to .4 inch so I wouldn't seem like a crazy mother with multiple pages of notes. As a teacher, I was totally the one to type up 4-page detailed notes for all my subs. As a mother, I'm clearly no different. And perhaps being a baby loss mother makes it all that much harder. When everyone I talked with told me things like we all survived, and eventually you'll have to leave him anyway, I obviously felt a bit one-sided in my arguments, so therefore I just didn't speak about it. Losing Andrew just plain changed everything.
This is the photo my friend sent me of B looking at her like, You are soooo not my mama.
Now for the videos. For my sister-in-law... and anyone else.
This was just yesterday. Eating spaghetti with chunky tomatoes and onions (that's right grandparents!).
This was today. B is getting better and better about sitting up. We think he'll be a pro by the end of the month. That toy has a story... I'll explain that in about a week.
This was back in August, but I appreciate how B just manhandles his jumperoo toys like it's no big thing. Easy button.
Today as well. I had just fed him lunch and he was hanging in the highchair being adorable.
I would be remiss not to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in this post... 11 years to the day of the horror that rocked our Nation. To those families 11 years apart from their loved ones, I honor you too. Because losing someone you love and living on might be just as courageous as losing one's own life. Peace to all.