Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Week With Nana

Well the day finally came where I had to return to work. It makes me want to go back in time because I can't believe that Michael is 15 weeks old! It is AMAZING how much he has grown and developed. He holds his head up, he laughs and "talks" so much more.
So Monday Sept. 28th I had to return to teaching. I just couldn't bear going back to work and taking Michael to daycare all in the same week so my mom came up to take care of Michael for us. What a sweet sacrifice to give up a week of her life to help us. I cried everyday on the way to work except for Friday. I think I was so excited that the weekend was here that I didn't have a chance to cry. I felt so safe knowing that my mom was with Michael everyday. She took pictures and texted them to me and I called four times a day to check on him. In reality I know that Michael will be fine but it is so hard for me to be without him. Plus I know he will cry and I will not be there to soothe him. But I know he had fun with Nana because everyday he would smile and giggle with her. She sang songs to him and rocked him in the rocker she used for Matt and me. One afternoon she took Michael on the deck and had a little photo session.
The days literally flew by and I could not have made it through them if it wasn't for my sweet students from last year coming to visit. Kelsey gave Michael the cutest little "sneaker socks". I can't wait until they fit him! I also believe that Michael has grown this week. I guess not being with him all day long allowed me to see that. The only regret is that I didn't take any pictures of Nana with Michael. Thank you mom, words cannot express how grateful I am that you took care of my little boy. Now I understand what an immense love a mother has for her children and I am so grateful to have a mother like you. And by the way, the Bumbo is awesome and Michael is getting stronger everyday!

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture of him laughing!! So sweet looking!