I have always wondered how parents of colicky babies stay sane, and now it looks like we'll have an opportunity to find out. I have always equated colic with the end of the world for a parent, but the shooting this past week in Newtown, CT has reminded me what the end of the world for a parent really looks like. I have had to distance myself from the news to protect my tender heart, but I am grieving for these mothers and fathers. I would much rather have a screaming baby with an upset tummy than silence where there should be voices.
How so very heartbreaking. I can't even imagine.
In happy news, Orion is starting to smile. For the past week he has been making more eye contact and responding to our facial expressions. I didn't think he could get any more beautiful, but his smile really is the icing on the cake. We are so grateful for these two healthy children in our lives.