After hearing from so many people what an absolute game-changer having a second baby is, I feel like I prepared myself for the absolute worst pretty much throughout my entire pregnancy. I have to say though, I have been pleasantly surprised, so far, so good! We are all alive, happy, & not nearly as sleep deprived or emotionally exhausted that I thought we would be. We have our moments, but overall, I am loving life as a family of four & sometimes think we could even handle a whole team of kids. 😉
And then both girls got sick this past weekend, & keeping it real, it kind of rocked our world. Waverly got it first, she woke up Friday morning coughing and so congested, she was just miserable. We tried to take it easy but really, that’s not our strong point. I know Waverly gets it from me, but she just tried to push through it & it turned her into a monster. By Saturday morning, she was in tears, kicking and screaming (I think it was over a pair of shoes?), basically a complete hot mess. I’m going to blame on her not feeling well, though I’m sure her upcoming “three-nager” status had something to do with it, too. She was upstairs for a much-needed nap by 9:30am. Avalon would not be put down, she just couldn’t get comfortable or happy, which is so unlike her. Turns out she had it too, her little nose was so stuffed up & it broke.my.heart. She got so congested that she coughed & threw up all of what she ate on herself, me, & Waverly’s bed. Waverly sat there in shock, then called down to my husband & said “daddy, something has happened up here”, and now has been telling everyone that “baby sissy threwed up”.
We obviously felt horrible for them, there is nothing worse than a sick baby (except for two), & no doubt, I would have rather been sick myself. It was a tough couple of days for all of us, with more stressful moments than I can count or care to remember. Yet the good news, great news, is that we have two healthy girls. Two girls who still, in between all the crazy moments, gave us the sweetest smiles, snuggles, and who want nothing else but us at the end of the day.
The girls are feeling much better, we have gotten out for some much needed sunshine & fresh air this week, so good for the soul! 🙂
I usually try to focus more on the positive, but like everyone else, life isn’t perfect. Yet so, so full, I know these are the days, I wouldn’t change it for anything.
I hope you are all having a wonderful week!