I was just thinking a couple of weeks ago how lucky we were that nobody had been sick this winter, everything around baby M’s birth and first few months had run so smoothly…..
Then of course, disaster struck!
In the space of 10 days we’ve had one serious head injury requiring internal and external stitches under general anaesthetic. Our little boy is going to be a true mini Harry Potter now with the glasses, the scar and all…. a confidence building scar as my husband calls it, don’t worry this will only build his confidence in life! I hope so! That was the scariest part of all, then, following those worrying couple of days in hospital little E was hit with the dreaded stomach flu, I also caught it of course after holding her through a night of throwing up, and am currently battling my way through it, whilst breastfeeding.… A is on his way down as I can see he’s not feeling well this afternoon either. We’ve also had a case of worms, and nits in the midst of all this…! Oh, did I also mention I have a really important work deadline coming up next week… yes, it always seems to be the way! When it rains, it pours!
The good thing about being a third time mum is that you take these things in a much more philosophical way than before. At the end of the day they are just superficial ailments, no true harm done, just one of those seasons of life you need to buckle up and get through.
In the cracks of time I’ve been trying to get some photos of my three littles together…. by far the hardest thing to get them all willingly in the frame! But I’m thankful I’ve managed to get a few over the last couple of months.
All in all, we can only count our blessings, it’s such a blessing to have a healthy baby in the house and overall 3 siblings! I leave you with a little blessing that has stuck with me since baby M was born, he has brought more love and kindness into our home than I thought we ever had space for….
As I enter my new family,
May they be delighted
At how their kindness
Comes into blossom.
Unknown to me and them,
May I be exactly the one
To restore in their forlorn places
New vitality and promise.
May the hearts of others
Hear again the music
In the lost echoes
Of their neglected wonder.
If my destiny is sheltered,
May the grace of this privelege
Reach and bless the other infants
Who are destined for torn places.
~ John O’Donohue
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