Cesarean section- (noun) a surgical procedure in which incisions are made through a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver a baby

Elle Elizabeth Lawrence

Elle Elizabeth Lawrence
tummy time: three weeks old

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 67, Our first "Date" Night

Looking back, my husband felt his first marriage dissolved once his twin daughters were born.

He said his wife turned into his room mate, as they took tag team care of the girls. As soon as he'd walk in the door, she'd run out. When she arrived home, he'd escape to the den. Eventually, the romance was replaced by responsibility.

So, "Date Night" was his answer as to how that wasn't going to happen to US. Pre-Elle it seemed like a really good idea to me too. Once a week we'd go out into the world and leave Elle in the capable care of my parents.

My parents agreed this was the best plan they'd heard in their life. They'd get total control of the little one!

Unfortunately, my feelings had changed on the matter. I wasn't ready to leave her yet! My separation anxiety started Friday night. I rocked her for an hour and a half before I put her in the crib.

They Saturday I completely hogged her from my husband.

Oh she's up, I'll continue later............

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 62, Great Grandma Passes Away

It was expected, eventually. She was 87, in a nursing home, and suffering from dementia.

Elle didn't attend the funeral festivities. Instead, my Mom watched her for 9 hours. I've worked myself up to leaving Elle for an hour or two to do a little food shopping. But NINE HOURS was crazy long. I hated it.

My husband's speech about his lost Grandma was emotional. He teared and cried when he said, "My only regret is that Grandma will never meet or know Elle."