NYC

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Guess what babies are currently napping in the middle of a king sized bed in Queens? Yep! Bobby and Maya! They have taken their first trip to the Big Apple! Given, it's not Manhattan (although we may go into the City tomorrow for dinner at our favorite restaurant), but it's still NYC.

The funeral Mass today was beautiful. It was at St Clement Pope R.C. Church in the Jamaica section of Queens. They had gorgeous wood cuttings of the Blessed Mother holding a toddler Jesus by the hands, as well as cuttings of different saints. Just beautiful. Bobby had a few minor freak outs because of the joys of teething prior to the service, so we walked around and looked at the stained glass and the wood cuttings. Afterwards, we went out to lunch and celebrated the life of our friend's father. We're at the hotel now (in Queens) and tomorrow morning, we'll leave for Long Island for our cousin's funeral. They put a pack-n-play in our room but we brought our SnuggleNests (which rock!). We're going to start them off in the P-N-P with the nests (they have a cushion that is more comfy than the bottom of the P-N-P. If that doesnt work, then the SnuggleNests are meant to be put in bed with parents, they can safely co-bed with us if the need arises. (And, to be honest, I've co-bedded with them sans the nests and agree with Dr. Sears, that mothers especially are ultra aware of where their babies are when co-bedding. But, I digress... I LOVE THE SNUGGLENESTS!!!)

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Thank you for the warm thoughts and emails about my post last night. I appreciate you all so much. I could feel the love when I logged in. I think a lot of my recent heart pains are a result of the many milestones that Bobby and Maya are hitting and passing with flying colors. It's only normal to think of what the other babies would be doing, at this age, or at their age now had they lived. And it brings heartache as well as joy for Bobby and Maya. The whole parenting-after-loss is a new chapter on pregnancy-after-loss, and it is a never ending work in progress. I know the hard days are to be expected. I think that helps, actually. Knowing that they are going to happen. Knowing they are going to pass. Knowing my heart will stay broken but that I have the tiny hands of our perfect saints and the growing hands of Bobby and Maya to hold it together.

5 comments:

Rain Child said...

That restaurant looks AMAZING. I hope the sleeping arrangements work out well tonight.

Just Breathe said...

I see that you like to dine the way I like to dine. When your in LA I will take you to a place like Pure Food & Wine. So I want to try the Asparagus Sushi rolls, Zucchini w/Hothouse Tomatoe Lasagna and I must have the Spring Sorbet Plate & Choc. Passion Fruit Tart (I'll share and you can pick the wine)

I just love the Snugglenests. I put that in my favorite because I think it would make a great shower gift.

Sorry about the circumstances but enjoy NYC!

Also I will have an award for you tomorrow so stop on over.

Barefoot said...

Am so impressed that you're able to travel with your babes! That seems like a lifetime away for us right now.

sprogblogger said...

Hey neighbor - I'm sorry you're in town for such a sad event, but I'm happy thinking you're just a few miles away. Take care & travel safely (& I hope you get to go to your restaurant! Manhattan food is the one thing I think I'll miss if we ever leave NYC!)

Jessica said...

Dr. Sears....from the "Doctors?" Love that show.

It must be interesting traveling with Bobby and Maya...fun at the same time. I am just so sorry it has to be under these circumstances.