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.