Best boy in the worldCan I have a big round of applause for my wonderful, beautiful son? He has been such a tower of strength for me over the past two weeks. The day we found out the baby had died, he said to me "You're crying mummy, I'll make you better" and rubbed my face until I was "better". Whenever I've had cramps, he's rubbed my tummy, and he's a constant source of hugs and kisses. He knew the baby was coming (insisted he was getting a sister) but we didn't tell him about what happened (what difference does it make to a toddler whether the baby comes in 6 months or 12?). He asked me last week if my baby was sick. I can't remember saying or doing anything that would make him think that, but I suppose children notice everything that's going on whether we tell them or not. He still hasn't forgotten about the baby; the other day he made some space in his buggy and said "the baby can sit here". He's such a sweety, will make someone a wonderful big brother one day.
He's never been any trouble, latched on straight away, slept through the night from about 3 weeks, never made strange, no terrible twos, usually listens to reason. The only "problem" we've ever had with him is that he doesn't need very much sleep. And while this may be an irritation for us when we're still entertaining him at 11pm (please no advice, we've tried it all), it's probably something that will stand to him when he's older - the most productive people I know tend to be the ones that sleep the least.
We've both taken a few weeks off and have been having fun together every day. A definite upside of recent events. Some phone pics of our escapades: