Days like today

I cherish days like today when I find myself surrounded by loved ones, good food and laughter.

Days when late birthday parties are thrown because a pesky hospitalization got in the way of a proper celebration for my little one.

When kids can walk around in nothing but a diaper all day long and nobody cares.
I love days like today when we eat too much, then sit around enjoying each other’s company and soaking up the sunshine.
When sweet moments are shared between mama and baby.
I adore days like today when I have absolutely nothing to do except relax.
When uncles and cousins help open birthday presents.
When chubby cheeks are plentiful and there is just so much love in the air, you can almost taste it.
Then, to top it all off, I get to go home and play peek-a-boo with my sweetheart.
Days like today are good for my soul.
Days like today are the exact reason I need to be home instead of cooped up in a hospital room hours away from here.
Days like today heal me.

The annoyed eye roll

So, this morning I took Morgan in for her 4 month checkup and was surprised to find out that she has an ear infection in both ears. She’s had a bit of a head cold: runny nose, a sneeze here and there. But she certainly hasn’t acted like a sick baby.

I haven’t decided if this makes me a good parent, that I have such a happy baby even when she isn’t feeling well, or if it makes me a bad parent for not seeing the signs that she was getting sick. Either way, she starts a course of antibiotics today that should clear things up pretty well.

Near the end of the appointment I’d grabbed a tissue and started to wipe away some of the snot that had started to pool under Morgan’s nose when the doctor laughed and said “She just rolled her eyes at you! I’ve never seen a baby roll their eyes like that!”

And then, as she turned to leave, she laughed: “She certainly is her mother’s daughter, isn’t she?

I’m still trying to pretend like I don’t know what she was talking about.