Update on Sick Babies and Motherly Stress

Three doctor visits for River later, our little girl has Bronchiolitis. Yep, three doctor visits in less than a week. Poor thing. She lost a little bit of weight because she kept refusing bottles and screaming at spoons, batting it all away, but she’s on the mend and has been eating like a champ since yesterday. Lydia is much, much better, hasn’t had to use the nebulizer at all, and she’s been eating normally throughout this week. With a combination of the nebulizer (for River only), humidifier on full blast, and an essential oils diffuser, the girls have slept really well the last couple of nights. Rick and I really needed the rest, too. We’ve both been a little under the weather as well, but this family of four is slowly getting back to our normal, healthy selves. 

My mother-in-law, Terri, spent the night with us last night and we had a fun time with her. We were trying to bribe her into staying an extra night with us with yummy food, wine, and baby cuddles, but it sadly didn’t work. We’re still super grateful that she came up and hung out with us regardless! 

As for me, I’ve had a hard time with anxiety today. Though I’m not so sure what caused it to kick in, it kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m starting to think that it has to do with having help for a day and then having to go back to our normal, chaotically organized routine. Going back to part time means I’m working less hours and making less money, which has us redoing our budget over and over and has me wondering if it’s really worth having me work, since the majority of my paycheck goes to our babysitter. Our brains are tired. But also very excited – Rick and I get to do something next month we haven’t been able to do in over a year: attend a LARP event! The girls will be staying with his parents and my coworker was graciously eager to pick up my shifts. I have no doubt that going to it will make us feel more like ourselves, but we’re also going to be exhausted when we’re done. But that’s ok! Doing things we like to do needs to happen more often, it helps make us happy and helps us relax from our constant and crazy day-to-day activities. 

What’s LARP? 

Oh, I’ll have to write about that next time. 

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