Monday, May 5, 2008

worried. sick.

Despite all my neurotic efforts to prevent my baby from getting sick,

somehow she did-- and so did I.

And so I am learning about being a mother.

Not caring if people think I am overreacting. Staying up all night worried. Wanting more than anything for my baby to be alright.

I know she will be...but I am pretty sure I might never sleep again.

Would you say a little prayer for us?


  1. Of course, all of us up here in Seattle will be keeping you in our prayers.
    Grandpa, Grandma, Katie, Randy and Ryan

  2. oh danielle--she is so beautiful! and prayers headed your way...being a mommy is wonderful, but rarely stress-free, isn't it?
    btw, i found with both of mine that after the six-week mark, everything magically got a whole lot better.

  3. I've been thinking about the past couple days and was going to write you an email if you hadn't posted anything today. I'm sorry you guys are sick. It must be so hard to have your little baby not feeling well. I just said a little prayer for you that you'll be better soon. Sending loves your way!

  4. Oh, shucks. Welcome to one of the un-funnest parts of motherhood (sick kids :( I hope everyone is on the mend soon. Praying for you. Loving you.

  5. Oh Avery is way too cute to be sick! I know exactly how you feel and you are totally normal to be worried. That's what being a mother is all about. I was a nervous wreck from October to March. Of course you know that... and all my worrying got me a sick baby too. It's so sad. When Charlie was just under two months old and started coughing up a lung, I was so scared. Coughing so hard he couldn't breath. Then they thought he had RSV and I was a total mess. Crying and holding him because it felt like it was my fault he got sick. I should have taken better care of him. And it's so hard when people say, "oh he'll be fine, babies get sick." It's true. But when it's you and your baby it's so hard. And you think you'll never, never get better and you'll never, never sleep again. Ever. Our whole month of December was SO HARD! But we recovered. And we sleep now too. (hopefully it doesn't take Avery 7 months to figure that out!)

    I don't know what the moral of that long story was except to say I know how you feel. Maybe that makes you feel worse... I hope not. I love you. Things will get better and easier. And lots of prayers headed your way from us.

  6. Did she get a cold? Sad!

  7. Oh, sweet Danielle. Tis life as a Mother. Not that that makes it any easier on you and your sleep deprived self. I know she will be just fine. Babies are resilient little creatures and yours is too beautiful for words.

  8. Danielle
    This is Emily Craw from Omaha. I havent let a message before but I wanted to congratulate you on your sweet baby girl. She is beautiful! Sorry that she isnt feeling well!


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