Being Brickner : Midweek Randoms & A Giveaway

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Midweek Randoms & A Giveaway

 Happy halfway through the week!!  We are slowly recovering after a crazy weekend around here, if you follow us on IG, you may have seen that we ended up in the emergency room with our sweet little Avalon.  Very long story made short, after a week of her not acting herself, she spiked a fever on Saturday night of 105.3 and we took her straight to the emergency room.  They ran a ton of tests, tried to catheter her twice (unsuccessfully), and then hooked her up to an IV because of dehydration.  Twelve hours later, she was finally diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, which she is now on antibiotics for and getting better everyday!  Watching her be held down for IVs and catheters, especially while not knowing what was wrong with her, was just about the most heartbreaking thing I've been through.  But I am just feeling thankful that my husband was there to help me stay (halfway) strong, that my parents and in-laws were there to take care of Waverly throughout the weekend, and of course, that our sweet baby girl is now getting what she needs to get better.

A note to my fellow mamas, always trust your gut. We had taken her to the pediatrician earlier in the week and were told it was most likely a reaction to her shots, and a couple hours into the ER, the doctor discharged us and said she probably just had a stomache virus.  I am so glad that we decided to take her that night, and that we also demanded to stay - because she was so off that I just had a feeling it was something more.  As scary as the situation was, it could have been a whole lot scarier if she had gone longer without getting medicine. I will never second guess myself again, our babies are much too precious!


In much, much lighter news, we are getting closer to Waverly's birthday party and getting very excited.  I wanted to share a print that the sweetest shop created for to us to put out that day.  I love it, especially the fact that it is 3D!  So fun & unique.  The shop has various other art prints, as well as apparel, lots of lots of adorable moccasins!!  They are so sweet to giveaway a $10 a shop credit to one of my readers, you can scroll to the bottom of the post to enter (it will be live until Friday, the winner will be announced Monday).  And for a 20% off discount, head here.


Lastly, I'll be signing off for the rest of the week because the girls & I are headed on a little vacay with my parents!!  It was kind of a last-minute thing, and we weren't sure if we would even be able to go now that everything happened with Avalon, but now that she is getting better it seemed to be even better timing.  We are very much in need of some fun time away from our normal routine!!!  Wishing you all a very, very happy week and weekend ahead!
XO

10 comments:

  1. SO happy sweet Avalon is on the mend! It's so scary when anything is wrong with our babies and I'm so glad you stuck to your gut and stayed at the hospital. Hope she feels better soon!

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  2. So scary! Sending you hugs mama! We have had one scary ER visit before and it was not fun at all. Hope she feels better soon! xoxo

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  3. Yikes! So glad to hear Avalon is okay and sorry you had to endure such a scary situation!

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  4. Gahhhh, how scary. Seriously brought me to tears just reading it and knowing how scared you had to have been. Ugh, puts knots in my stomach mama for you. Give those girls my love and I will clink and toast to you {seriously why cant we do that in person} for staying strong through it all. Super thankful she is ok and healing. And you guys totally need to get away, unwind, relax, and re-group! Enjoy friend! xoxo

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  5. Oh no! Poor Avalon! But, so glad to hear she is on the mend. Seeing your babies sick is the absolute worst thing in the world.
    I hope you ladies have the best week/weekend!

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  6. Oh my! Thank goodness you guys took action. Poor sweet Avalon. Sick babies are the worst and to watch it all happen had to be awful. Big hugs momma. I'm so glad she's feeling better. I love Mockys! Yiana is so great!!

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  7. That mama instinct is always right! So so glad that Avalon is doing better. Poor little thing!

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  8. I'm so glad A is getting better! So scary!!! Also, I am in love with those lil jammies - so dang cute.

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  9. I am so sorry sweet Avalon wasn’t feeling so great! I hope she’s on the mend and feeling 100% better now. Poor thing! I’ve had those as an adult and they are ridiculously painful. Aww, a Mama’s gut feeling is usually always right! I am glad you were persistent in getting her the care she needed.

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