Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thankful For Scarlett

Yesterday, I woke up at 6:30 am. I turned the alarm off and thought, 'You have got to be joking.' How does morning come so quickly? My sweet baby Scarlett didn't sleep much that night. She was up every couple of hours crying.
Maybe the start of teething.
Maybe an upset belly...or just a growth spurt?
(I wouldn't know until today that she was getting sick.)
But I rocked her and rocked her. I cuddled her. I held her.

I enjoyed her tiny limbs wrapped around me.
I laid in my bed and kept her with me for a good hour or more.
It was a long, long night. She seemed to be feeling better in the morning, so I decided we would go to swim class, this morning. After feeding her, dressing her and packing her up, there was no time for me to eat breakfast so I decided, it would wait 'til later...

After swim class, I brought her home to give her a snack. Then I gave her a bath to wash off the chlorine. We played for a little bit before she needed a diaper change and another bottle.

She went down for a nap and I finally got to eat for the first time at 2:15 pm.

 Mother. A hectic & wild job title. As much as you try and organize, there is no schedule that you can set in stone. Babies need things when they need them. The less you stress, the easier it comes. (Kudos to all you mothers of 3 or more. Someday, I may join you in your title of 'Ringleader'.) I was sitting there devouring my turkey sandwich, that I couldn't make quick enough. With my eyes half open, coffee brewing and my hair a mess, I thought, I love every bit of this craziness called Mommyhood.  I'm so happy and blessed to have a healthy, little baby. I don't care that my hair isn't done today. I could care less that i am still in sweat pants and there are circles starting under my eyes. It honestly doesn't bother me in the least. Somedays, are just lounge days. We'll get dressed tomorrow. ;)

It turned out Scarlett was sick and we spent another sleepless night. In the last two nights I have had a total of 4 1/2 hours sleep. Even though I am battling closing eyelids,
I am immensely thankful for Scarlett...

I read about Mommy's who have lost their babies and it breaks my heart into a million pieces. I cannot imagine the sadness....To know that they would have one day become a little person like my Scarlett. It makes all the other "hassles" or hectic moments seem so minuscule. It makes me enjoy the hard times, too.


  1. I hope she's doing better. I just love that name, Scarlet. Adorable. I know about those sleepless nights. Now my son is 6 and there are days I wish he was her age again and then I think about those sleepless nights and I am like, umm, no. Why, because its so exciting to see what they will grow into be. And its also fantab when they can get their own cereal and you can sleep a little later on a Saturday. HA!

  2. She's beautiful! I hope she gets better soon!

  3. She is beautiful!! Gets it from her mama :)

  4. ahh... she is so beautiful and seems really happy, despite being sick. Hope she feels better soon and that you can get a little more sleep.

  5. She is so beautiful! I can't imagine that there is anything better than having lounge days with your baby...


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