Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of those weeks

Whew. We just made it through one doozy of a week. Other than that awful, terrible, cursed MMR vaccine that made Libby sick and cranky for nearly a month, this past week was the most difficult of her second year of life (for me and her).

I noticed during her swim class on Monday that she wasn't quite herself - she was just unusually fussy and was shivering like crazy. That afternoon, I finally realized she had a fever. I called the doc just in case. They said not to worry; it's probably teething. That's what they always say. Anyway, her fever just got higher and higher, she had diarrhea, her eyes were glossed over, and by Tuesday night, I was pretty nervous. She was SO lethargic - I have never seen her like that. Wednesday, the fever started to go down and by Thursday, it was gone, but oh.boy. The crankiness. If I even looked at her the wrong way, she would collapse into a fit of hysteria. I'll admit, while she had a fever, I was much more sympathetic, but by the end of the week, I was just losing patience. I felt like I might break down at any moment. In search for a piece of sanity, I finally called to schedule an appointment for the massage Jared gifted me for Christmas. Selfishly, I went and got my massage on Jared's birthday (he should have been the one getting special treatment that day!), but I just had to.

Add to that stress my own general malaise, the thousands of miles between us and our family and friends, and a couple of big issues pressing on my mind and it made for one of those weeks when life feels just a little overwhelming.

Luckily, Sunday was a turning point. I heard some great counsel from our prophet:
Seek heavenly guidance one day at a time. Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it's a cinch. 
That was exactly the advice I needed to hear since most of the worry I was feeling had to do with the future. But today? I can handle today. It's just one day.

Monday morning, Libby woke up a different person. I couldn't be more grateful for her timing, since Jared is out of town all week and I could not face the idea of not having some relief in the evenings. We've actually had a very lovely past couple of days and I am so thankful.

And so no one gets the idea that our life is all doom and gloom, I leave you with a picture of Libby in her Rainbow Brite outfit.


  1. What? I didn't know you got a massage. I want to hear all about that. Did anything funny happen? Did the masseuse say you were disgusting or basically a weakling?

    Oh and the YW broadcast was good i thought. Prez Monson was definitely the best. Did you notice how weird the choirs outfits were?

  2. Poor Libby. And poor you. I can sympathize. Hailey hasn't ever been that sick, but back in January I had one super rough week with a very whiny, clingy and cranky baby. I very much missed my family and friends that week. I definitely get a little bit jealous of all of the people around here who have family so close by. It sure would be nice to be able to drop Hailey off, or just stop by for a little while. Sometimes it just seems so hard, doesn't it? Hang in there. If you ever need to vent, give me a call. :)

  3. Glad she's feeling better. Love the leggings with that dress too. Too cute.

  4. Oh I'm so glad I'm not the only one that is desperately clinging to my sanity! haha. Kids are so great, but so hard sometimes!
    I was at North Cary Park the other day and it made me miss you!
    And this is Joslyn, not Devin