Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Never Say Never


I wanted to take a second to thank everyone for all their kind words and sweet prayers for Reese and her periorbital cellulitis.

We appreciate people- strangers even- being willing to pray for healing for our daughter. Our sweet little pirate Quasimodo baby.

Any amount of time in a hospital is stressful. 3 days in the hospital with a 13 month old who like to run around was difficult to say the least. We had to hide the trash can on top of the linen bin and call engineering for some outlet covers.

We also had to make our own piratey fun.



We could truly feel all the love and support coming from all of you so, in all seriousness, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Reese is feeling much much better now. Today is day 6 of her antibiotic treatment. We've started to keep track of her medicine on the bottle itself with sharpie because I totally saw it on pinterest we are basically geniuses.

The swelling and redness in her eye is almost completely gone which is seriously amazing.

What's not amazing is this new sleeping habit Reese got into at the hospital.

Ok, y'all know I am BIG on sleep training and letting baby sleep in their own bed. I have to admit though, I see the beauty in having your baby sleep on your chest. Reese never never never stays still enough for us to hug her let alone hold her while she is sleeping. She is a very independent baby and for that we are thankful. But....

She has gotten used to sleeping on my chest and she now is back to her 8 week old self- screaming (because she is angry not because she is sad people) at me to come hold her. It only lasts a few minutes but it is hard-- harder on me than on her I assure you. And I've gotta admit... I caved on mother's day and decided that since she hadnt been able to nap all day and was EXHAUSTED at 5:00pm I would give in, just one last time.

I know I said I'd never let her sleep on my chest but I guess you should never say never.

And I gotta admit, I loved it.


18 comments:

  1. So glad to see progress and that she's feeling better!!

    ps- she sounds exactly like my son!! He NEVER cuddles and if he does hug us it's for .02 seconds. He doesn't ever stay still and would never let us rock him to sleep or be able to fall asleep on us. He has to go to sleep on his own :)

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  2. How sweet. You can do it! =) That's so awesome how you've worked to get her to be a good sleeper. She'll get back into the routine soon. <3 Praying for you!
    Alesha <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers!

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  3. We also did sleep training with our son and he's an amazing sleeper but the one side effect of it is that he almost won't sleep anywhere but his crib or something crib-like. I sometimes wish he'd snuggle up and sleep with mommy. Especially when daddy's on a business trip. Glad your little lady is feeling better!

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    1. thats EXACTLY how 5ohBaby is... well, until she was really sick

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  4. I am so glad she is doing better! I love when one of my boys falls asleep on my chest, knowing I get to hold them for as long as I like just melts my heart. :) Glad you found the beauty in it.

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  5. it's sooo good to hear that your little one is feeling better. you are such a sweet mom. I love the photos of you and little one they're soooo sweet. :)

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  6. So glad to hear that she's doing better!

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  7. Love the photo with you "winking" to match her...adorable! Glad to hear she is getting better!

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  8. Awww what a little darling. I'm so glad she is feeling better. I'm not sure who suffer more. The baby or the momma. i wish my little one would scream for me to hold her to sleep. Mine is SO independent and would much rather sleep in her crib.

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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    1. yeah, careful what you wish for! ;-) I thought she never would ever want me to hold her for her nap.

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  9. Glad she's doing better, I was thinking of her today!

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  10. So sweet! Glad your sweety is doing better and you got some quality napping time with her this week!

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  11. Glad to read she's doing much better!

    To be honest, I never considered co-sleeping prior to giving birth as the hospital and all the parenting magazines and sites say it's a big no-no... but letting Jay sleep on my chest was the only way he would sleep for more than 30-60 minutes at time (if that - he HATED his bassinet!). When we moved when Jay was 2 months old we had space to set up his crib so we did that and transitioned him to it and he's slept in it through the night ever since! We still cuddle in the morning with him laying on my chest though and lately, since he has his 1st set of molars breaking through and is waking up in the middle of the night I'll rock him til he falls asleep snuggled up on my chest. I LOVE the snuggles - I was so sad when he stopped regularly snuggling with me in the morning (which was around the time he started cruising/walking as he wanted to be on the go, lol).

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  12. I can't tell you how glad I am you all are doing better. Those pictures from the hospital were rather heart breaking.

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  13. Aww my poor little guy did the same thing after hospital visits! First time he was 2 for an unknown thing turned out to be most likely an appendicitis flare up and after that his sleep was ruined forever and then again right before his 4th BD with this time it having ruptured! Both times he lost his ability to sleep well and was fearful of strangers, couldn't sleep all night thinking they were going to come take blood etc... I am a wimp though and never pushed him to re-adjust. i wish you luck I know how hard it is!

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  14. Love the pirate picture of you two - SO CUTE!

    I can understand this well! I always planned on having our son sleep in our room until he was 6 months old, but I swore I would never let him sleep in our bed. And yet... over the past two months... that's exactly what has happened - no idea how - but, I love it! It's hard to resist the snuggles, huh? I'm sure we're in for it whenever we transition him to his own bed, but for now, I'll just enjoy it. I'm guessing little boys don't like to snuggle with their mamas forever!

    So glad she's doing better!

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