But the most heart warming/wrenching thing was when he got on the phone with me and asked his first question. You see, Eric is JUST now getting to the point where he can hold a conversation and express how he feels, so I felt a flood of emotion when the conversation went like this:
Me: Hi, baby!
Eric. Hi! How's Matthew?
*tears* *smiles* I don't know! He wanted to know how his brother was! He was missing Matthew! That was the single sweetest thing I have seen/heard in a long time. It just blows my mind that he was thinking about Matthew and thought to ask about him. The only thing that kept me from completely bawling at this precious moment, was laughing at the fact that Matthew is THRILLED to be an "only child" for a while. He's not missing Eric AT ALL! Beyond not missing Eric, Matthew has used all his tiny might to push John away when John has hugged me or held me. The boy is slightly possessive of his mommy. It's highly amusing to watch. :)
I sure am missing my baby boy already! I'll be so glad to see him again soon. But for now, I'm enjoying letting Matthew have a chance to get the one on one time that he desires so much too. That little pistol!