This morning he woke up at 5:00 am. My mind had been racing all night with a mental punch list of items yet to be finished in our basement, so when I heard his little call for us, I was the lucky parent who had to forgo the extra Saturday sleep. I went to his bedroom and swung the door open as I always do with a "hey there little man! Good morning to you!" and it was like... um I wanted daddy.. but in less words. I picked him up and we went down for some cuddle time. Since I stopped nursing I like to give him a bottle and cuddle with him as he drinks it in the mornings. (I like to say that I think it is good for him, but I need it more than he does). Much to my dismay, this morning he wasn't havin' any. My heart broke a little when we went upstairs where he caught one little glimpse of Jeremy's foot hangin out of the covers and happily yelped "Dah!" They were unseperable the rest of the morning.
This afternoon we went to a family reunion and JJ practically leaped out of my arms to Grandma... Uncle Robert.... Aunt Roberta (who JJ has seen mayb once).... and the hotter than all getout plastic rocking horse at the park. As a mother, you try not to be sad when your child clearly doesn't want you, but I secretly contemplated stealing him away for a giant ice cream cone just to regain his good graces.
Finally this afternoon, after his nap, I was playing with him in his room and he heard Dad's footsteps on the stairs. His face got so bright and smiley that he couldn't contain it and his arms and legs started flailing with glee. At this point, I no longer felt sorry for myself. I LOVE the relationship that these two already have. JJ clearly looks to his Dad with adoration, and the sentiment is always returned without question. It is so fun to see this bond already forming and I am so happy to have our little family. Here are some pics of my boys together today. The first on is JJ watching dad mow the lawn... whenever Jeremy turned towards us, JJ would giggle.
As far as the binky goes....I am holding strong, this is it and there is no turning back for us!