Friday, 12 September 2014

Fabulous Friday

Happy Fabulous Friday! What's fabulous about today is having a healthy baby!

I've had a tough week with Sticky. Her eczema has become chronic and it's been waking her up at night. She wriggles from side to side trying to scratch it and rubs her face against my shoulder. It got red raw and some spots looked infected so off to the doctor we went. We're now booked in to see an allergy specialist.

On top of that she's been teething and finding it difficult to sleep. She wakes up in the middle of the night, totally wired and can take anywhere between 1 hour and 4 hours for me to get her back to sleep. It's been exhausting!

But, this week I heard about a friend of a friend who's 6 months pregnant and has found out the baby has 3 heart problems. It will require heart surgery a few weeks after it's born and they will have to fly across the country to the only hospital that does the operation.

I could not imagine anything worse or more scarier. To know your child is facing such an uncertain future, and to know they will be born struggling, must be heartbreaking. I so feel for her and every Mother in that situation.

But, it helps me put my struggles into perspective. I would take an itchy and awake baby anyday over one that will be so ill. I thank my lucky stars that this is all I have to deal with because I know it's just a phase and will eventually past. 

I've heard so many stories of sick babies lately and it breaks my heart. We do everything we can to bring our babies into the world and yet, there are things that are out of our control. It shouldn't be that way. They have their whole lives to lead and they should ALL get to start in their perfect forms. Sadly, they don't.

So today, I'm thankful for my perfect little being. I hope she remains healthy and strong and I will do everything in my power to achieve that. I wish you all healthiness for your little ones too!

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