As I mentioned in some of my responses back to you - Kiley, Suz, Lexi, to name a few - motherhood can be a lonely, emotional and challenging place. However, it can also be rewarding and amazing. You are constantly second guessing yourself, the decisions you and your partner make together, and whether or not the outcomes had something to do with your parenting choices. So with that, I really want to thank all of you for your support - and for sharing your personal stories with me. They made me feel better and a bit more sane. :)
After I published the "Mom Guilt" post, I immediately ventured over to daycare to introduce our new Speech Language Pathologist to our daycare provider. I went over there initially thinking I would stay for about 10-15 minutes, or until they were both comfortable with my departure. I ended up staying the whole session, and LOVED being with Conor and Caden for a bit during the morning. It was a beautiful day, and it is so rare I get to see them at school like that. I really enjoyed it. Here are a few pics from the morning early intervention (EI)* session.
*I will be writing a lengthier post about our new SLP and our experience so far since we've resumed as of a few weeks ago. To recap, it's been wonderful and I really like her. Go with your gut guys. It was honestly the best decision I made. That is, to take a break and switch SLP services with someone new. I couldn't be happier. :)
The other night, Caden and Conor were being HILARIOUS with the new toy food that Aunties Chrissy and Lindsey got them with their grill for their birthday. They were each putting a hamburger in their mouths - Caden in red, the actual hamburger...and Conor in blue, just the bun. And they would spit it out...and giggle. They must have done this for about 30 minutes. If you want to watch a fun compilation video of the boys unrelated to this pic, you can view it on our youtube channel. They call my Dad, "Papa" now!!! It's so cute.
Then we tried out our new sibling's crib! We were jumping around and testing it out. I then put on their old mobile to see if they liked it - and they did. They watched it go round and round, and we listened to the music. It was actually really calming. Then we went to bed!