I’ve been super emotional lately. Poor Nathan has had to bear the brunt of it. It’s probably just hormones…I am only four weeks away from my due date, after all. Today was a good day, though…and it was helped along by a few things that Elias said and did:
1. Elias was reading stories in the bathroom as I was getting ready for the day. I dried my hair, pulled it back into a messy bun, put on a bit of lip gloss, and called it good. Then I picked up Elias and began to carry him into his room to get him dressed. He looked me over from chin to hair with a sly smile on his face. Then with both hands he patted the top of my head and said, “Mommy’s hair looks real nice.” It was so cute, I thought for a moment that his Daddy might be coaching him…I just wished I had actually done something nice with it!…..
2. As Elias was falling asleep for nap time, I was sitting in my bedroom reading and trying to relax before my Dr. appointment. Over the monitor I heard, “E-L-I-A-S says Elias! B-A-B-A says Baba! E-L-I-A-S says Elias! D-O-D-Y says Daddy! E-L-I-A-S says Elias!” (And so on….) Even though he did not quite get all the words spelled correctly, I thought it was quite cute…and even though I wanted him to be falling asleep, I liked hearing his little brain working…and he fell asleep soon enough anyway.
3. Elias rubbed my bare belly and kept repeating, “There’s a baby in there.” I am honestly quite stressed about this transition for him…but I realize that there’s not much we can do about it now. He is loved and he will survive. The rest will just be adjustments for all of us!