Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Slap in the face!

We took Brodie in for his 9 month check up and I received a HUGE slap in the face. Mind you, it would not have been such a slap on the face had I not had so much other stuff going on in my life. He is on ear infection #4! It blows my mind because Dillon had zero ear infections. They are talking tubes, but not quite yet. We will give it a little while longer. The more I talk with people the more I see this is not so bad.

Next, Brodie is on breathing treatments again, as needed. That RSV crap just hangs on in the form of a cough!

Lastly, Brodie has lost some weight. The doctor is a little concerned. He is now only in the 10% for his age!! This has hit me the hardest. Probably because he is nursed, so therefore I am equating it to being my fault. We are supplementing with a little formula and going to start whole milk here in a bit. (I even got my Ped's blessing...under the table of course, he would never admit to it and I would never rat him out!)

So there you have it. I am hoping this kid gets out from under all this health crap he had dealt with the first part of his life. I know that is selfish, because compared to some kids, he is VERY healthy!! When it is your kid though, that is all you see!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Always something-

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. She wanted to know when there was a breather with her child...when could they just be and not have to do doctors, diaper rash, eating issues, etc. I totally understand that. In fact, I think the one piece of advice I have for people who decide to have a baby is. "it is always something." It is. When you have children, there is always something to respond to, deal with, take care of, etc. Parenting does not necessarily get easier...it is just different with every stage and you learn to handle things better (sort of).

So hang in there. We have all gone through it. Just because you get stressed or think, "will this end?", does not mean you do not love you child any less. We all love our children, but it is very stressful at times. That is why I encourage all parents, especially women, to talk about their experiences and share. This help make you feel less crazy! Because having kids is a CRAZY thing!! ;-)