And the waiting is the hardest part …

There is a sentiment that babies don’t know anything or are too young to remember. I wish this were true, but it’s not. They remember, mourn and grieve (especially the loss of their moms). We don’t want our baby to suffer, but there is no way to prevent this. There are ways to help ease the child into the transition though, and this includes keeping the baby’s world very small in the beginning.