It was day two of the baby girl's fever. Last night was a rough one. I think we both slept in 10 minute increments.
Today she rocked, nursed, and slept with me all day long.
Which also gave us an interesting insight into jealousy. When the baby girl is sick the big girl is.not.permitted.to.touch.the.mama. In fact, the big girl gets pushed away if she comes within reach of the mama. Not my rules, mind you, but the rules set by the baby girl.
I wonder why the jealousy rages so hot with the fever.
Anyway...around 4:30 PM the fever finally broke and she walked about the house for the first time today. Right now as I type she's wandering and playing. What a change from just a few hours ago!
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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