Sunday, July 11, 2010
Reading My Mind
Not long ago, Little Man seemed to understand that letters meant something to read. Not only does he bring me his books from his book bin, but also cookbooks from the kitchen shelf, magazines he sees on the table, and mail that has only been out of the mailbox for a little while!
Last night was no different. He picked one of my absolute favorite books. A photo album all about himself. The only words to read were "baby" on the front cover. But what he also has cleverly learned is that Mommy seems to "see" words in a book that he cannot! So picture by picture, I told him his story. I thought after a bit he might get bored. A lot of the pictures are very repetitive. On we went though, page after page.
As we talked and looked, smells and sounds came back to me. Beep beep beep beep.........Little Man's monitor created a monotonous song with other monitor's belonging to the many Miracles in the room. Since then, they now have a new NICU, and each family has a private room. I used to think that I would've loved that....privacy. But now when I think back, I remember how I made friends with other parents as they sat only a few feet away with their little one, I remember the prayers I said over other incubators as I walked past, making my way to Little Man. I am glad my experience is what it is!