During the first two years of your child’s life you have an average of 10+ doctors’ appointments. Some of those appointments are for the basic vaccinations and others are for when your baby gets sick. As hard as we try to prevent such occurrences it is bound to happen. I find it important that after my sons first shots to expose him to germs as to help build up his immune system. Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered how some mothers always seems to be put together, have a sparkling clean house with carpet lines, look so well rested, and overall in control? I know I have as I just could never seem to do it all. Oh, I tried so hard but all I seemed to do is make myself beyond the point of exhaustion that it was hard to function some days. I would take care of my son all day then when he took his naps tried to clean up some but did majority of my cleaning once he was in bed. I would be up till 3 in the morning trying to get those carpet lines all for them to disappear by morning. Continue Reading →
When Baby A got sick for the very first time I was so worried. I knew he would be okay but I didn’t know what to do to make him feel better. He was only a month old so there really wasn’t much I could do to improve the situation. I just had to let Mother Nature run its course.
Fortunately, he just was congested so it did not take long for him to get better. It did take a lot of nose suctioning and baby Vicks on his feet with socks on. I remember feeling so bad that he was sick. I called and made an appointment with his pediatrician. I called my mom and aunt to see if they had any advice as to what to do. I hadn’t known it was just congestion at the time. I just knew he was miserable and sounded horrible. Looking back now it was funny all the running around my husband and I did try to figure out what was wrong and make him feel better. You could definitely tell we were first-time parents.
You are not alone
It was really hard though not knowing what to do or expect. You can read every doctor’s book ever made and scour the internet trying to figure out all possible things that could happen. Until you experience it first-hand though you really don’t know how you’re going to react. I thought I would be calm like oh this is normal. I never expected to feel so stressed and terrified that something major was wrong with my baby. I didn’t expect to run to the store looking at every possible baby item to see if anything would work for him.
Being a parent is stressful and scary. It doesn’t come with an exact handbook. You never know when your little one will get sick or how bad. I could wash my hands five million times a day and that still wouldn’t have prevented him from getting sick. Sometimes our little ones getting sick is for the best. I know, how is our little one getting sick actually good for them? It is because it helps them build up their immune system. I know I hate seeing my son sick as any parent would. Just know you are not alone in parenthood. It happens to the best of us and we all react differently.
Do you remember the first time your little one got sick? How did you react? What were they sick with?
My son hated tummy time for the longest. He absolutely 100% hated it. He would scream bloody murder when you put him on his stomach and instantly stop when you picked him up. We knew tummy time was crucial to his development. After all, how else would he gain the strength he needed to crawl. We kept trying and trying but no matter what he would freak out. Even his pediatrician was amused about his reaction. We needed a fix and we needed it right then. Continue Reading →
Bath Time Dramatics-First Bath
When my son got his first bath let me tell you the drama was real. He was screaming and kicking. I felt bad for my husband having to hold our little 7lb 5oz wiggly infant being first-time parents yikes. I was just watching snapping pictures trying to document every moment. As I knew he wouldn’t be that tiny for long. This being our first child I was not expecting screaming. I always saw other kids babbling, smiling, or at least just lying there. The funny thing about it was it was just a sponge bath. Continue Reading →