June 23, 2011



I have a small moment to write. FINALLY! Okay--so newborns take a ton of time...I knew that, I just forgot HOW much time they consume. Every. stinkin'. ounce. But I ♥ her. Just like the handful of potato chips I keep sneaking in my 'I'm-hungry-and-I-need-something-to-eat-right-now' moments.

In fact, every minute is precious to me. I'm sleep deprived, I have dark circles and bags under my eyes, I'm emotionally exhausted, BUT I wouldn't trade it for anything. Because I have been given a second chance. So these moments mean more to me. Last Sunday, she nearly died. My two week old baby had a freak accident--something I'll write about in my next post, but yes, she nearly left this world. I won't lie. I was emotionally distraught and anxious all last week after the accident. So nothing else in life mattered. Just her. (And my family.)

She is fine now. She is healthy. It was just a freak thing that happened. Again, I promise to write more about it in my next post, but to end on a lighter note, something that makes me giggle, my 8 year old came to me in a panic the other day. This is how it went down:

8 year old: “Mom! Mom! Has the baby laughed?”

Me: “No….babies don’t laugh when they’re this little. It will still be several more months before she can do that.”

8 year old: “Whew! I thought I had missed it! Okay, okay....we're still good. You’ll let me know and come get me when she laughs for the first time, right?”

Me: “Sure….?”

8 year old: “Good. I don’t want to miss watching a fairy being born when she laughs for the first time.”



We’re a very Disney driven household around here. ;)

My dilemma?

When the baby is 3 months old and she laughs for the first time. My 8 year old has some pretty high expectations for that milestone….

Maybe I can print out some pictures online and quickly slap them on the wall. “Look honey! Those weren’t there before!”

It’s True…I haven’t decorated the house in Disney fairies before….but she’s too smart for that. (And anyone with an IQ over 1)

Maybe I can buy some Sea Monkeys…

However, I just don't know how Sea Monkeys are going to smooth things over when she's expecting Tinkerbell fairies to be born when my daughter takes her very first magical laugh. :)


Anonymous said...

first of all, i'm glad everything is ok with your baby. however, you can't say 'she almost died' and then leave us hanging! Shame on you!!!

good luck with the laughing and the fairies!

MommyMert said...

Glad she is still recovering... its been on my mind. You have been on my mind. We are all finally better... I will call you and we can get together if you are up for it? Your kids crack me up. Love it.

Becky said...

I am so glad that everything is OK with your sweet baby! My heart just dropped when you said your baby had a freak accident! Hopefully the next few weeks are more calm than the first few weeks! Good luck!

jordan @ mean mommy academy said...

I'm with Lali -- YOU. CAN'T. JUST. SAY. SHE. ALMOST. DIED. AND. THEN. NOT. GIVE. DETAILS. AAAACCCCKKK!!!!!! I'm praying everything's okay! hugs!