Today I rather spontaneously took B to the Baby Kennel and spent the day at home with Theo. I had no plans, just thought we'd chill and have some baby-and-momma time, preferably in water of some kind.
For the first time ever I took the baby into the (only slightly warmed) hot tub with me, naked as a jay bird. As I was lowering his body into the water he had this look on his face of "this feels vaguely familiar". And he loved it. He kept pulling his feet up into his body and sticking his little butt out. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever.
I spent a lot of time, as I often do, searching his face and features for signs of my family. Eye color - us. Almond eye shape - the donor. Little chin - us. Prominent forehead - donor. Auburn hair color - donor. Strong, muscular legs - us. And I looked at his sweet little face and thought about what an incredible miracle he and his brother are and how grateful I am. I teared up and hugged him and he tried to eat my nose. These are the good times.