Brandon did not handle the fact that we had to leave him for the first time in his life very well. I was pregnant with Jeremie and it ended up that I had to be shipped out to Seattle to have him. That meant leaving Brandon here with UNCLE DONNIE. He loved Uncle Donnie but to stay with him was another story. Donnie stay at our house with him but that did not matter to Brandon. Oh NO he screamed,cried and beat the door of his room when Donnie tried to get him to go to sleep at night or was in time out.
It broke my heart to hear that Brandon was missing us this much. I wish we could have taking him with us but Jeremie was at risk and I did not want to lose Jeremie and have Brandon have to deal with that. So we get to Seattle and told that Jeremie was doing okay and that we were going to "wait it out." oh no I was not due for another month and I was not going to "wait it out. " My mom and husband had to go back home to go to work. BAM my heart started to work overtime and the next thing I knew we were getting ready to have a baby the next morning.......
I was not going to say there all alone. I missed my baby at home and to be without my support group for a month. NO WAY... So I had Jeremie TWICE.. YEAH TWICE, once in the hallway where the lady said "no" and pushed his head back inside and then again in the "room" where it was "clean".. Like her hand was "clean'.....
So 5 days away from mom and dad and Grandma Edna we came home with Jeremie Todd Cope. 6lb 6 oz a month early but very health. Jeremie was born March 13, 1993. Kyle was in Seattle at the time. FOr that Scott was thankful. He got to go out a little while I was stuck in the hospital. I got to send my a-day in the hospital after having Jeremie the day before.
Jeremie and Brandon were 3 years, 3 months, 30 days apart. Brandon loved to hold him and to feed him. He did not really understand that mommy was the one that needed to feed him but we worked things out so he could help.
At first Brandon loved the idea of having a baby brother. I was still doing daycare and that gave Brandon other children around. He was such a big helper with them and with Jeremie.
Nov. 14.1993 Brandon turned 4. He had a Cool party. Grandma Edna made the cake. The neighbor kids were all here. So many of them it was scary. They loved the pinta'. It was really cool.
Christmas came around and Brandon liked it so much because he got to open his gifts and Jeremie's. He opened them and handed them to Jeremie it was such a happy time.