6.27.2011

relief

the baby has been sick.  for months he has been sick. double ear infection after double ear infection after double ear infection. crying, misery, fever, sadness.  i have only written three posts this month because every single other post i would have written would have said, "my baby is sick.  i am tired.  my kids make big messes and i am dragging myself around and giving up."

BUT

he is getting better.  he is getting tubes put in his ears a week from tomorrow.  relief.
i am just trying to remember who i am, now.

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17 comments:

  1. I am glad he's getting better! It is definitely hard when you baby is sick and I say that with only one. Good luck and hang in there we will be here, don't worry. ;)

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  2. That sucks. I'm sorry, but I'm glad things will be getting better really soon.
    Hugs and sending you huge quantities of super-mom energy to keep on keepin' on.

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  3. Oh poor buba it's good that he's getting the tubes in though my little girl had the same thing infection after infection but they didn't want to do the opp now the doctors are saying her hearing may have been affected because her language development is slow

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  4. With three little ones, I'd be supremely impressed if you got anything done at all. And with a sick baby - for so long? Pffft… I'd wanna give up, too. But don't. This is a season, and the thing about seasons is: they change! I am praying that the "season of the ear infection" comes to a close quickly to make room for some summer joy! By the way, I think "The baby is sick. I'm tired…" would have made an excellent post (or posts).

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  5. as i'm sitting here trying to pump out a plugged duct, i am smiling b/c here is a post from you. i'm so so glad that hal is getting tubes and you all are getting relief. you deserve a break, yes? :) xoxo

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  6. i'm so sorry. wishing you and your sweet thing a much deserved break after next week.

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  7. Oh, I've been praying for y'all! Glad things are taking a turn for the better!!!

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  8. I hope relief becomes the norm for you. Also, the tube procedure is SO quick and SO much easier than you can imagine. It was like 15 minutes of fright for me while I waited but turned out to be so minor and not worth the worry. I hope you can breathe and feel peace through it all! He will be just fine.

    Steph

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  9. Oh my goodness, poor poor baby! And poor mommy! I hope you both feel much better soon.

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  10. I am so glad. I miss you. Will I see you at the park tomorrow?

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  11. oh, erin. i'm so, so glad to hear relief is coming. he is such a doll, i can't wait for you to have your hal back!

    and then we are coming for a playdate!

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  12. My heart hurts thinking about how tired and fraying that must have been. I hope that Lil Hal stays feeling better and that your nerves can begin repairing themselves. Oh, in search of who you are, now...I believe you are a strong mother, a loving wife, a creative artist, a maker of beautiful spaces, a kind heart...that's just the scent of it, good luck creating and reclaiming the rest :)

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  13. What Steph said. It is quick. I nursed Tommy in recovery and then he came home a few hours later. He had a day or two of crankiness which was taken care of with pain meeds. Then:

    No more ear infections. Not one, after having chronic ear infections from 6 weeks old to 8 months. He's 9.5 years old now. That's a good track record and proof enough for me that tubes can be a Godsend.

    Take care. Will keep him (and you) in my prayers when the day arrives.

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  14. I can imagine your agony,having a baby sick has always been a challenge for me and I just take it one illness at a time. It's right what they say, 'A healthy baby makes for a happy mama'. Wishing you tons of sleep soon.

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  15. He is such a little doll. A little mini-you and clark.

    I hope it goes well for you all.

    As my grandpa used to say -- chin up, kiddo. xo

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  16. oh darrrrling i am so sorry. from one momma of a baby with older kiddos to another- HUG

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  17. i quoted you on my blog, sweet girl.
    xo

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