I made sure I gave Max a ton of extra attention & love, knowing I would be spending two loooong nights away from him and that his time as an only child was ending. We gave him a bath and extra cuddles before bed. Dave's mom stayed with us that night, so we could make our early exit in the morning.
I remember laying in bed that night trying to sleep. So excited to meet Ellie, and so excited to get rid of the pain and tingling in my legs. But a little bit sad, once your baby is out, you have to share them. And they are so safe and snug in your belly. Once they're out, you lose control.
Well, if I only knew what I know now.
Most likely, at that time, I had already lost control. Ellie's spleen had probably already been injured. Our lives had already headed down a much different road than we anticipated. And we didn't even know.
What I wouldn't give to know what I know now, on this day last year.
|Geez! I was huge!|
|Last day as an only child|