Musings of a Marfan Mom

A Trip Down Memory Lane


So, we were all violently ill last week. I mean, I have not been so sick since I was 9 years old and we were all staying at the HoJo Inn while the hardwood floors in our house were refinished and my brother puked at Magic Mountain and I eventually pleaded with my mother to just take me to the hospital so I could die in peace. (Melodramatic? Me? Never!)

There were two graces to this recent illness though. The first was that Mark got sick about 12 hours after me, so that we each had a turn at caring for Menininho.

The second was that my son was CUDDLY again! He never really got sick, but I think just picked up on the general feeling of despair and disease. Thur. night I tucked him into bed and he just looked so serene and adorable I thought my heart was going to burst.

Friday he woke up and only wanted to be held. We laid down on the couch together and he fell asleep in my arms, nestled against me. I felt bad moving him to the crib later when I needed to get some things done. Ever since he could crawl, Menininho’s been on the go. He’s got places to go, people to see, books to read, a cat to chase, and Heaven help the person who tries to stand in his way.

I’m grateful for that little glimpse I got of him as a snuggly baby once more.

A snugglier time

Anyone else have similar stories/feelings about the kids in their lives?

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  1. Oooh I still miss those early days when my son was a baby. Now, he’s always on the moves but the best part is to hear him say “I love you, Mommy” that makes up for all the times when I feel like I could rip my head off from dealing with the sweet-terrible-3 stage LOL.

    Happy SITS Tuesday


  2. I love cuddle time with the baby! These days she’s crawling everywhere and trying to get this walking thing down, but I really do cherish those times when she just settles down and cuddles with mama. I hope you have more non-illness induced cuddle time with M.
    Come on over! It’s “OH NO HE DIDN’T!” TUESDAY and I’ve got my post up. I only have one other entry at this point, but I guess that’s to be expected with a new blog carnival huh? I mean, it’s not like I’m Dooce or anything. lol Have a great day!

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud


  3. This just happened at our house! Ella is still a big cuddle bug at 20 months, but mostly just around bedtime and MAYBE for 45 seconds in the morning.

    She just had the stomach flu, bless her heart, and while I was so sad for her, I did love the extra loves. For one entire day, we got to lay on the couch and watch TV. It was like having a newborn again!

    I’d never wish for her to be sick, but I’ll now know that even sickness comes with a silver lining. :)


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