In the three weeks since I last posted, a lot of life has happened... Baby boy has grown from the size of a large mango to the length of a cucumber! We had our 6 month checkup yesterday afternoon and everything is looking great. Next stop for me is the glucose test, which i'm not looking forward to, but since it's all for a good cause I'll be sure to suck it up ;0).As for my other little man, well, he got a bed upgrade! And Jay and I now get a little extra rest every night.
On a more serious note, the Turri family had a terrible loss this past week that definitely threw us all for a loop. Jay's grandpa Tino suffered from Cancer that unfortunately went undetected by several different doctors. He went into the hospital on a Saturday night and by Tuesday we all were saying our "good byes". And what sad "good byes" they were. The sudden-ness of the whole thing, combined with the sadness of losing the elder of the family has made this whole situation one that will take some of us awhile to get over. And that's ok, because if anything became apparent during this whole thing, it's that the Turri family is so tight and strong, no one will ever be suffering alone. For the past 7 days, the family has banded together and celebrated the life of this special man. There has been lots of tears and hugs and laughs. Everyone has a special story to share about the man who touched their lives and it's so comforting and wonderful to hear them. Selfishly, I'm saddened to think that he won't be here to meet his newest great grandson, for I know he would have loved his Big Grandpa, but I am just so very thankful that I was able to know him for as long as I did and that Vincent and Jay had such a great relationship with him. The family Tino created is so amazing, and that is a true reflection on the father and grand father he was. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We all know he is watching over us now, at peace and at rest.
In the words of Valentino Turri
"Here's to us,
and those like us,
and those who don't want to be like us,
and those who will never be like us!"