Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Frazzled Bleary-eyed Monster

Ricki pulled her ankle yesterday. She has been complaining a lot, but there is no discoloration and little swelling. However, she over-reacts to pain in general, and today is no exception. She will not bear weight on her ankle, which I understand, but she is overdoing things… Almost no one slept here last night as she cried half the night. (She had two long stretches of sleep. One was early in the evening,whicj the rest of us missed, and the second was 3:30 - 9:30 am, which the rest of us got, except for one frazzled bleary-eyed monster mom who had to crawl out between the covers at 7:00 to call the aide and driver to cancel school for Ricki.
All I can say is Kol HaCavod (You are GREAT) to all you moms of medically fragile kids and tiny nursing babies. I had forgotten what it is like to drag oneself out from beneath the blankets on a cold winter’s night at 2:30m or 3:00AM. I’m glad I don’t have to do it every day night !

1 comment:

Kate said...

Dragging out of bed wasn't so hard with my first, but it was next to impossible with Julianna, because I knew it wasn't a nice, easy nursing while I laid my head back on the wall and closed my eyes...it was going to be a 45-minute pitched battle to keep her awake and on the breast, latching, relatching, relatching.

But it was worth it in the end.

However, I'm very much looking forward to having nice, easy midnight nursings again. :)

Hope Ricki feels better very soon.