2.22.2012

Made it

It should be illegal for mommies to be sick.
There is no calling in, and no back-up.

I sat on the bathroom floor at 3 am wondering...
How am I going to make it?

Things that normally would not happen... just have to.
You go into survival mode...

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Breakfast is a buffet line off the couch.
Dry cereal, graham crackers, fruit snacks and an almost full sippy of milk...

Yeah, today was supposed to be grocery day.
We are running low on a lot... including milk.

Monsters are still sporting bed heads at noon.
Wearing whatever was clean and on top... even a way too big sweatshirt.

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Giving hugs on my feet.
and pats on my head.

Mommy sick?  Cracker?
She tries to feed me some of her breakfast selections.

Waiting at the bottom of the stairs for me...
as I disappeared into the bathroom.
Over and over.

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I get a play by play of the birds in the front lawn.
Since the trees have no leaves...
she can see last year's nests.

She says there are eggs, mommies and babies in those nests.
Tweet tweet tweet
she sings.

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She colors by herself in the floor.
Tearing the paper off the crayons and showing me them one by one.

There was lots of TV and lots of lots of books.
She gave me hugs and kisses...

And we made it through the day.
She helped me make it through the day.

Black and White Wednesday and then, she {snapped}

19 comments:

tinajo said...

She´s so sweet - but I hope you´ll get better soon! :-)

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

you are right, mom's don't have time to be sick. but we still get sick, and it's no fun. i hope it's a quick bug and you feel better really soon! hang in there.

Em S said...

Oh man, I hope you feel better! Pregnant, sick, with toddler is so tough and there really isn't a lot you can do...hopefully it's a quick thing and you and monster are back at it in no time!

Amy Renea said...

:( Nessa...I feel so bad for you...sick at home with a bebe is terrible....sounds like the day was quite peaceful in a way though (not necessarily for you...) Feel better soon!

Adrienne said...

Worse feeling ever...to be there but not/barely there. They do have a tender side that comes out when we need it to ~ and we make it through. But it sure is awful. Wishing you rest and recovery.

Meredith said...

I hope you're feeling better! Eva sounds like she coped much better than Lizzy would have!

ourlilstory said...

What a sweetie pie you have. Hope you feel better. Love how your pictures capture the beauty in your day even when you are feeling under the weather.

Rachel said...

Those times are HARD. It always feels like we get sick at the worst times, but somehow we make it through. I'm glad you have a little caretaker - she sounds so, so sweet.

Caty said...

Ugh! Feel better soon Mama!!!

I just recently had a BAD 24 hour stomach bug and THANK GOODNESS my hubby had some sick days to use!

You're right, it should be illegal for mom's to get sick lol!

Heidi said...

I love this series of photos. So glad the monster is taking care of you. Hope you are on the upswing, sweet Nessa.

robyn said...

Great story, and pictures! You make even being sick sound sweet (though I know from experience it isn't, and mommies get no days off). Hope you're better soon!

Laura@Splendor said...

I love the way you wrote this. It will be a treasure one day! Hope you are feeling better...glad you have a sweet little care giver to keep you company :)

Kelly said...

I am sorry you're so sick :( hopefully it passes soon and that your sweet little monster nurses you back to health with her precious smiles!

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momto8 said...

i remember being pregnant with my 3rd daughter and being so sick I literally threw animal crackers at the other kids and thought, oh well, I think they are fortified with something!!
the baby is worth the sickness.

Mama said said...

I am just now crawling out from under our mountain of laundry. I had good intentions for the dishes. Hope you feel better, hugs and kisses always help.

BF said...

Hope you're feeling better now! Love those bed head pictures!

vercfamily said...

I hope you are feeling better! The pictures on your blog are just awesome! You do a great job :)

Amanda said...

I can't imagine being sick AND having to care for someone else. Motherhood really forces you not to be selfish. Hope you've been feeling better this week!