The longest I had previously been away from my boy was last May when I went to California over Memorial Weekend. I was gone from Saturday morning until Monday afternoon. That's it. Until now. The last time I saw him was Wednesday around noon. He's either been with the grandparents or dad since then. He's done very well and made me that sweet card the other day. I've called him the last couple of nights during bedtime and sang him a few songs and that has been nice for us both... but what we really needed we got today. :)
The boys came to visit! They arrived around 10:45 and Loving Husband and I did the switch while Ace waited with our nurse Elva outside the room. LH and I coordinated a little bit and then I left the room, got Ace, and we headed down to the Starbucks that is on the first floor. Ace and I enjoyed some pumpkin bread and he had a juice box and I had a short decaf peppermint mocha ;-)
We brought it back to the room and he stood at the door and watched as I handed it to his sister. He smiled and the two of us headed out again to run around outside for a little bit. After some good running around we came back upstairs and the boys headed out to grab us some lunch. Upon their return I was nursing Mae and so I ate my food in the room and they went down the hall to have theirs. After nursing Mae I went down and traded out with Loving Husband. I helped Ace finish his lunch during which time I sang songs to him. After he finished we walked back and said good bye and that I'd see him soon... and he said "Ok, but you should stay and help sister get better." Such a good sweet boy. I love and miss him so much. Can't wait to be home with him and Mae for good.
Look close and you can see the butterflies.