Friday, September 17, 2010

Cheerier Cheerio

Let me just say "wow" to the nurses, doctors, and mothers of multiple children - you have my deepest respect - because having a sick baby will wear...you...out. We didn't end up in the ER or have to have surgery or any other horrible things that I know we could have gone through - for that I am so grateful.To be honest - I'm not exactly sure what was going on except at this point I'm thinking it was a combo of cutting multiple teeth (including 2 molars) and the dreaded and long-battled constipation. And it wasn't like he was up all night or making me pace the floor with him - it was really more emotionally exhausting then physically.

I don't know how people do it who have more than one sick baby at a time - or a sick baby and other healthy kids to take care of - or those who do this a profession - I commend you. It's simply not fun. And it's not just the being sick part - it's the "what's bothering you" part and the "what can I do to make it better" part and the "should I take you to the doctor" part and the "I hate it when you're this sad" part. The questions he can't answer. The questions I can't answer. The questions doctors can't answer. It's a guessing game - and I don't know anyone who likes guessing games. I like "this is exactly what's going on here and this is how you fix it right away" games...
but oddly enough we rarely get to play those! ;)

I know sick babies is something all mommies deal with - but when you throw the "SB card" in there it just shakes things up a little bit more. There are some "extra" questions running through you mind (is it another UTI? Are we gonna have to start cathing? Is it his shunt? Am I being naive in thinking I'd know what a shunt malfunction looks like - I've never actually seen one...?.) So Thursday I let out a big "PHEW!" when he seemed better and today I'm breathing a deep sigh of relief as I type and say "Thank you God for a much better day, a much happier family, a less-stressed mommy and a much cheerier Cheerio-wearin' little boy."
I am so happy to see you happy again.
While I like the snuggles and rocking time we shared the last week...I missed your curiosity...
and your sweet ability to play with anything...
The way you refuse to look at the camera, and when you do it's like this...
The way even though you won't look at me, I don't mind taking 100 pictures of your curls...
...those sweet curls that I keep saying I'm gonna cut off...I must be crazy...but I did mistake you for a little girl when Daddy on a run pushing you in the stroller and I had to do a double take when I realized that "cute little girl" was MY little boy.
Oh you little boy, you.
I know someone who may not be so happy to see you up and around again...
But I sure am!

8 comments:

The Dugan's said...

Glad he's feeling better!!!

Leigh and Andy said...

So happy to see that he is feeling better!!! Those curls just melt my heart...I love them and HIM!!! :) Skype soon FOR SURE!!!! Love ya!

HennHouse said...

So glad he's feeling better... and still OH SO CUTE!

Amanda said...

OK I think you are officially my blogger twin or something! We went through the exact same thing qith Nick yesterday! He caught some kind of virus and he had a low fever, was just upset! All he wanted was cuddles and milk! UTI, shunt questions kept going through my head with that SB card! And he's cutting teeth too on top of that!

I am so glad Jet is feeling better and you are able to show off more pictures! I love that he's at that age where he won't look at the camera, but that doesn't stop you!

Jill said...

I hate when babies are sick! It just breaks my heart. So glad Jet is feeling better!

truly blessed said...

oh joanna, these pictures are fabulous! i looooove the one on your header! it's perfect.
i'm so glad he's feeling a bit better. guessing games totally stink. so many times i wish i were a doctor and could know just what to do. i hate doubting my mommy instinct, but even after all of these years i still do at times. just remember...no one knows jet better than you do. you know his moods and his quirks. if something were really wrong, i think you'd know. just go with your mommy gut. 99% of the time it'll be right.
love you. xo

Scasmflops said...

I am so glad that he is better too. And oh I do love those curls so much!!!!!!! Much love to you friend.

JourneyWithTheCrosiers said...

Sick babies are no fun at all. When he is oh so cute, I'm sure it makes it even harder.

I totally get the guessing game. Not even 3 months into it with Beckett and I question every time he spits up, cries more than usual, soft spot feels a little different, sleeps longer than normal, poops more or less...on and on. I wonder if I will ever relax a little. I am so used to worrying that it seems normal.

Love every picture and those CURLS!
So glad you have a happy, feeling better, smiling little guy again.

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