Parenting with a chronic illness has its challenges to say the least. Balance issues can lead to falls. And falls can be a catastrophe for me and baby. Looking back over the past year, I realize I did a lot of parenting in the floor.  I could not change Aaron on his changing table because lifting him up there was too risky. And it would be even worse if he squirmed his way loose. So loved ones would set me up with some diapers, wipes, and diaper bags in the floor.  It gave me my independence and the ability to change my baby.

Fast forward a year and the same is true. Friends and family set me up with a safe space to play with Aaron where I can crawl to him quickly when he eats a ball of fuzz. This has become second nature to me. It hit me today I have managed a lot from the floor.  Diaper changes, baby wardrobe malfunctions and imaginative play time. I caught this magic moment today when Aaron got a hamper sleigh ride around the floor.