Monday, July 2, 2012

Little Reminders.

A million things happened this weekend. It started off good. My family came from Massachusetts to visit for the weekend. We spent some time by the pool, relaxed and swam. We went to dinner reservations downtown at a lovely restaurant called "Sperry's" and then walked around window shopping. We ended our night with some Gelato therapy and movies. It seemed like the start to a perfect weekend.
    Scarlett seemed out of sorts all day. I blamed it on lots of sun and no naps. But when we brought her home around 9 pm on Saturday, I could tell it was more than sun that was bothering her. It brought me right back to when she was very sick at 6 weeks old. I got on the phone with her doctor. I'm just not the type to take chances. By the time it took me to strip her clothes, get a cold cloth and grab some Tylenol, her fever spiked and she started having a febrile seizure. The scariest 4 minutes I've ever experienced. Thank God for the doctor on the phone who talked me through it. Ty called 911 and before we knew it, I was riding in the back of an ambulance with my poor little girl, Ty following behind us.

     The ER doctors assured me it was only due to her rapid fever, and surprisingly, very common in babies. They generally outgrow them but are more prone to them once they have had one. After some Tylenol and Motrin, her fever reduced and she snapped out of her lethargic daze. She started crying. I never thought I would be happy to hear her cry.
I was in tears with delight because this meant she was okay.
My baby held her arms for me and I scooped her naked body up from the hospital bed. As she lay content on my chest, I said a prayer thanking God for the outcome.

     Sometimes, life goes by and you forget how precious it is. God has little reminders for this. Like last night. Although it wasn't as dangerous as it seemed, it was scary enough to remind me, once again, to cherish each moment. To live it to the fullest. We, as humans, need reminders. I held her body close to mine and melted into her. It is amazing how before she was born, how selfish I was.  Without even knowing it, I was consumed with me. Now, Scarlett is my world. I live for her. I would undeniably and without a second thought, give up my life for her. Such a strong bond that God gave mother's for their babies.

    The next day, our weekend picked up right where it left off. Scarlett was feeling better so we continued on our weekend, taking it easy but still having fun inside with some games, laughter and pool time. I hope you all had a great weekend!
 I know we enjoyed our family visit very much.
And of course, again.....Monday is here.
But I go about it with the little reminder that we are happy, healthy and have life & love.

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  1. looks like a great weekend. YOU and your family are just stunning! Totally gorgeous. I am a new follower and love you blog.

  2. How terrifying! I can't even imagine. I'm so glad everything turned out okay with Scarlett, though, and that despite the scare, you had a good visit with family!

  3. How scary! I'm glad Scarlett is feeling better now! This happened to my cousin's little girl also when she was about 18 months. She's 4 now, and it hasn't happened again. Glad the rest of your weekend was good.

  4. Oh my god Lauren! I am so glad to hear little Scarlett is okay, what a terrifying moment. I can't even imagine! What a great reminder to be thankful for each and every day. Hope you have a great week :)

    xo, Amanda

  5. Thank goodness Scarlett is feeling better!

  6. So happy to hear that Scarlet is okay again, poor girl! I can totally imagine what that felt like. On a brighter note, your pics looks amazing and she's growing more and more gorgeous everyday!

  7. I'm so happy she is ok. I'm so sorry you had to go through that scare.. but you're right things like that are little reminders that we need to cherish the precious gifts we have... xo

  8. I can bet you were a mess, but I am so happy to hear little miss S is doing much better and back to her spunky self. Glad to hear yall had a fabulous weekend other than that little moment!!

  9. I can completely relate! I know you must have been terrified! My little Molly had one right before she was 5 months. And now, every time she gets the slightest bit sick I go right back to that day, that moment. I'm so glad she bounced back so quickly! She's a precious one :)

  10. oh my goodness! That has always been mu biggest fear when my kids get fevers. I have heard it can be quite common but it is always in the back of my mind. I am glad she was feeling better rather quickly, though. :)

  11. Huge hugs to you all - it's never nice seeing your baba's in a hospital bed. Glad to hear she's all good now. XX

  12. How terribly scary so glad things turned out well and Scarlett is fine. Thank you for sharing this because now it reminds me also how precious every day is. Love your writings thanks for having a blog.

  13. So scary, so glad Scarlett is OK. There's nothing worse than your little one being sick.

  14. Terrifying! So glad she's better now.

  15. i'm so sorry you had to endure such a terrifying moment. so happy to hear scarlett is feeling better. <3 sending lots of love!

  16. omg i'm so glad your little one is okay!!! praise GOD!

  17. thank you for sharing God's little reminders, so true!
    Your daughter is precious, what a gift. So glad she is okay.


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