|Source: Pintrest (OF COURSE I'm on Pintrest; don't be silly!) via Tumblr but I can't find the specific designer so if you know this print and its creator please email me so I can credit them? For the moment, THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE! That makes it legal to share, right? Ahem. Geez, Internet. STOP BEING SO DIFFICULT.)|
Last week was a long week, right? Like possibly the longest week ever? No, not in your world?
The short version: It started out okay with Halloween and CANDY and friend visits and then started downhill sliding and DID NOT STOP! Nate had a respiratory infection (croup: his third bout with it and, thankfully, an illness most kids outgrow by 5 or 6.). Karl had an insanely busy and stress-filled week at work (Karl also slept upright in a chair with Nate for two nights). Me? Mastitis. (Which is a breast infection that causes pain and FEVER (the real kind). I won't go into much detail about except to say it's miserable. I even, after laying in bed shivering and maybe crying just a littlelot, called my doctor for some drugs. Thank you God for antibiotics. For me. And (more so) for Nate. (Even if he did throw up multiple doses and act like a crazy person whilst taking them.) Through it all, Nora Kate has been the easiest and least problematic of all of us...just cruising along and growing like a weed. (Oh, did I not mention we hit the baby jackpot with this one?! Because we totally did.)
|Nate asleep amongst the humidifier steam. Those pillows are for safety purposes in case he rolled off the couch.|
Don't judge me; at that point it had been like two days since he slept.
Needless to say, it was definitely not the BEST WEEK EVER! But that's okay and I want to remember that it happened and that we survived. (Perhaps someday I might even find it amusing. Well, mildly amusing in a nostalgic-thank-god-i-never-have-to-do-that-again kind of way anyway.)
I'm sure anyone reading this could come up with a list of complaints about what's been going on lately. I know it's been a week of rough stuff for many people near and dear to me. Just in my little world I have friends and family dealing with the uncomfortable ends of their pregnancies, friends in the midst of moving, friends taking care of or saying goodbye to grandparents, friends dealing with job changes and losses, friends going through divorce, PLENTY of friends battling kiddo illnesses and ailments - hellllooooo fall - or illnesses or ailments of their own.
I honestly don't really know where I'm going with this post (and am going to wrap it up all awkward like right now!) but I wanted to put it out there because this silly little poster spoke to me and reminded me to play nice.
If you need to share your battle week (past, present or future) in the comments, feel free.