Friday, June 5, 2009

Nonsensical

And just like that.... it stopped. Sunday night Charlotte was still throwing such a fit at bedtime that she (again) threw up all over her crib within five minutes of being put in.

Monday she went down for her nap without a peep, and has basically done the same thing ever since. We have had some different issues due to her having a cold but no more of the crazy screaming freak outs at nap/bedtime.

Huh?

I don't know, I don't get it. I wish I had some magical answer that I could share with everyone else going through it but I honestly have no idea. It just confirms my belief though that we, the mom's of babies and toddlers, spend all our time trying to make sense of the basically nonsensical. We look at everything through an adult's eyes, we want a reason, an answer, an explanation for every whimper, every sleepless night, every cranky day.

Is it colic? teething? four month wakeful period? gas? separation anxiety? room too hot? crib too hard? they're hungry? cold? pajamas too tight? molars coming in?

Sometimes, it just... is. Sometimes I can't sleep. Sometimes I wake up crabby. Sometimes I don't want to eat my dinner. And it's not my molars or gas. It just is.

In more good news, we had an appointment with Katie's pediatric cardiologist this week. He said her heart looked beautiful!! The Amplatzer device looks perfect and has closed the PDA. More importantly, the valve they ballooned looked good - still narrow but better. The heart just looks great, she looks great - he said her results from the surgery they did in October are the absolute best they could have hoped for. Such a huge huge relief - thank God. We don't have to go back for a year now, and she will probably always have to go yearly to be monitored but hopefully that's it.

She definitely looks healthy! And is the world's sweetest baby. She all of a sudden loves everyone so much - she kisses me constantly, pats me on the arm, rubs my back, runs over and lays her head on my knee. Charlotte has been very sweet and affectionate for awhile, and now Katie is right there with her. They are such cuddly, loving, good girls....




and of course, crazy monkeys too. But that's what makes it all so fun.

12 comments:

cdr2009 said...

That's great news! Your girls are adorable.

Robin said...

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Lani said...

Awesome!! Glad to hear the appointment went so well!

And what a good point you have about trying to make sense of everything. As moms, we just want to be able to fix everything, but when there isn't a specific reason, it makes our job kinda hard.. I guess we have to get to a point where we just accept that some things just aren't up to us to fix.. they just are what they are.

Notwifezilla- Jackie said...

What great news on both the sleeping and cardiac fronts! I agree that sometimes it "just is". No rhyme or reason! Here's to continued sleep-filled, stress free nights!

Rachael said...

that is just wonderful news about katie's heart + the surgery success. it must feel like a huge weight has been lifted. i love what you said about there not always being an answer...you are so right, sometimes it just is.

Rachael said...

ps - glad charlotte is doing better too!

tbonegrl said...

This is wonderful news! I try to remember when I am atressing that sometimes there is just no rhyme or reason...

For some reason they look so much more grown up in these pics!

Rebecca Nixie said...

So glad to hear LaLa is going down for naps/bedtime much easier for you these days!! Don't you just love their kisses and affection??

Linda said...

I've given up on figuring it all out too. Until they can tell us...it is what it is. Glad to hear things are much better this week.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

What sweet pics!

Glad she isn't fighting you at sleep-time anymore...what a relief!

:)

Tracey's Life said...

That is great news, and you are correct some times it just is what it is when it comes to children. I have also learned to trust my own gut when it comes to kids. Pediatricians are great, we need them, but remember that you know your own better than they do! Glad to hear about the good Cardiology appointment too - we go once a year as well, but for something different - Sabrina had a coarctation of the aorta repaired at 8 days old. We go every year for the echo, ultrasound and checkup too! Fortunately all is well - they do amazing things these days.

Alisha said...

They are so so cute! Chloe has to get PDA closed this year, and I am nervous about it! But hey, it has to be done!