I haven't posted in a few days because I've been busy enjoying a fantastic visit from my mom. My family lives about 250 miles away, so we don't see them as often as I'd like. This visit was especially nice because our time wasn't dominated by Nate's difficult napping/sleep schedule. We could all enjoy our time and each other much more without me stressing about Nate's sleeping. More fun outings and relaxation time. Gam was even able to put Natey to sleep one night with zero problems. That was huge for all of us.
I loved watching Nate's instant (re)attachment. He wanted Gam to be the one to put his shoes on, push his stroller & the cart at the store, lift him in and out of said stroller & cart. Mommy was old news (in a fantastic sort of way).
He wasn't fighting back tears like I was when we dropped her off at the airport today. But he did tell me several times during the ride back home - unprompted - "Gam fun!" I think it will sink in tomorrow when he can't jump on her bed in the morning. The air mattress did make for an awesome bouncer. Yes, I stuck my mom on an air mattress on the floor in the living room. Aren't I sweet?