May 3, 2017

It’s been a rough-go for this sweet little baby.

It’s super easy to see the photos I post, the light sense of humor and sarcasm added along for fun, and think all is well and smooth sailing. For the record, there’s a solid chance I am NOT having a smooth-sailing day, but I try to find the good, the happy, the funny…. and embrace it. Laugh about it. Go with it.

It’s who I am.

But reality over here is, this sweet babe has had a rough-go. Start with 3ish months of stomach bug issues with a side of unreal reflux problems, add a couple months of ear infections that never went away, every antibiotic known to mankind, doctors appointments with 3 kids, shots, tests, ear tubes, and still no real relief.. and she’s tired. Well, if I’m being honest, I’m tired too because sick babies don’t sleep… and juggling everything, doctors appointments, sick kids, 4 & 3-year old attitudes, grad school, teaching…trying to do all of it well – sometimes single-handedly while Brandon is away drilling and I. am. so. tired. (if anyone would like to send me that Hello Apparel shirt in a medium and it’s compliment in 12-18months, it’s definitely fitting – ha! totally a joke…kinda ;)) I’m literally running on Dr. Pepper and dry shampoo. 

But we are surviving and doing EVERYTHING we can to get her well by her first birthday NEXT WEEK (I can’t even talk about that yet). We are hopeful, we are thankful, we are blessed, and we are tired.

So to all my other mamas out there who are up all night every night, juggling work and kids, worn out staying home with littles, soaking up every. single. stressful/happy/nearly-impossible moment raising littles and trying to do it with grace and peace and love and compassion because GOSH-DARNIT-I-CANNOT-MESS-THIS-UP, you’re not alone.

Solidarity together, my friends.

Take a deep breath, a sip of your caffeine of choice, and let’s do this together.

(insert that three-finger sign from the Hunger Games)

Peace and Love.

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