Sick Bebe

Last week was a challenge for this mama.  Peaceful Baby got her first fever, which led to our first visit to the urgent care clinic.  I have been in situations where I felt helpless before, but having a sick baby tops the charts.  Babies can’t tell us where it hurts or what they need to make it better.  Nursing, rocking, holding, feeding, and dosing her meds were all we could really do, hoping something was helping.

While she was sick, we were also in the process of listing our home for sale and readying it for an open house.  That meant Sweetie and I traded off baby care with home improvement projects and cleaning.  None of us really slept for about 3 days, so fatigue definitely took its toll and tempers got a little short at times.  I am so glad it’s over!  Everything is okay now, but little PB needs to see a specialist for some diagnostic tests.  I am worried and trying to keep my uncertainties in check; I feel like if I’m able to stay calm and reassuring at the appointment, PB will feel more secure too.  I remember always feeling comforted by my mom’s calm presence in scary situations, so I am going to try to channel that Mom-ness and do the same for my daughter.

On a cheerier note, we all went to the pool for the first time this season!  It was great fun, and PB seemed to really enjoy herself.

Drying off after her 1st ever swim

I was even able to get in a little knitting.

6 thoughts on “Sick Bebe

  1. The first proper illness is very scary. We had a baptism of fire with pertussis (whooping cough) at 8 weeks, and then nothing other than colds until a particularly full-on bout of gastro at about 14 months. Thankfully I don’t think we really understood the seriousness of the whooping cough until it was well and truly a distant memory, but having such a low stress period afterwards meant that the gastro was really awful to deal with!

    I hope that everything is OK with the tests.

  2. Oooh, so sorry to hear that PB wasn’t feeling great – that is scary and I hope she has a speedy recovery and that it’s just “one of those things”.

  3. what type of specialist? mom has been at Yale for many years and knows everyone if you need a recommendations.

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