During Esther's check-up a couple of weeks ago, the doctor asked about developmental milestones and wrote the answers in her chart.
Doctor: Is she starting to smile yet?
Doctor: Is she starting to coo at you and make other pre-verbal noises?
Doctor: How is she sleeping at night?
Me: Well. She usually sleeps anywhere from 4 to 6 hours every night.
She looked up from the desk and said, "It's a pretty good life, isn't it?"
I smiled and agreed.
this day - To a certain extent, parenting from the very start is about letting go. The 'leaving' that they do begins the moment they enter our worlds. Dramatic, yes, ...