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Cara Figlia - I Missed You

Cara figlia,

Mia carina bambina (my dearest baby), I missed you so much! I can't believe I was away from you for 75 whole hours in a row!! I know it was tough on all of us, but Mama really needed the break. I needed some time out of the house and away from all my own responsibilities. Not that I was lying on a beach somewhere drinking margaritas. (Hmmm, that sounds like a good plan for next time!)

I was helping a friend of mine get ready for moving, in part by helping with her baby, helping keep up with the household chores, running errands and helping pack. Her husband has already started his new job in the other city, so she has had to take care of so much all by herself. She was overwhelmed, and who wouldn't be? So I went up for just a couple days (and three, whole, sleep-filled nights!!) to help her. Which means, I was working and busy the whole time. But I was working and busy with things that were not mine, including you, our animals, our house, my job, etc. And Mama really needed that.

You did great with Daddy, as I knew you would. Thank you for sleeping so well for him, and for me last night! I know you started to get really fussy yesterday--your Daddy and I both could tell that you were missing me. Luckily, I came back before lunch and spent all day with you, even holding you for your second nap. (I couldn't resist!)

Thank you for nursing so well since I've been back. I pumped lots of milk for you, about 75% of what you drank while I was gone. But the pump just doesn't stimulate my milk like you do, and it is very rough on my nursies. But you've been wonderful nursing a lot and being gentle with Mama's sore nipples. I'm confident my supply is already building back up.

I missed your sweet smile and your adorable chuckles and giggles. I missed your teetering as you start to walk toward me. I missed your beautiful face and chubby baby body. I missed the way you snuggle me and give me kisses. I missed your nursing and falling asleep in my arms. I missed your babbling and animals noises that you are learning. I missed you, my little love. I missed you so much.

Ti amo,


limboland la la said…
now that's a lovely mama moment. :)
Karen said…
Glad you were able to get away, and I'm glad that you're back.
MommyEm said…
Cara Pumpkin,

Thank you so much for loaning your mama to Dorothy and me for three days. She is not only a fabulous mother to you, she is a kind, thoughtful, caring, and irreplaceable friend. MommyEm was close to pulling her hair out with the stress of taking care of Dorothy, packing, and emergency animal care, and your fabulous Mama came to my rescue. I can attest to how much she missed you and we loved hearing stories of your adventures. Dorothy and I will be visiting very soon and we can't wait! Give your wonderful mama a hug...she more than deserves it.

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