When a few days feels like a whole week, you know you’ve had a tough one. Has anyone out there gone through rough patches but there’s that something in your life that represents hope. It’s like a rope that’s been thrown down to remind you that there is a way out – that there is hope. Hope. I love that word. I enjoy how Colette has been this reminder of hope. When I look at her, and think of her future ahead, I am just overfilled with joy. It’s like this analogy that was in Soul Surfer (such a cheesily-wonderful movie). In the movie, they magnified objects and got people to guess what it was. And it’s nearly impossible to get the correct answer. “It’s hard to look at things that are too close” – focusing on the problem at hand in the present is HARD and draining. We can start to better understand things with time, because it gives us a greater perspective. No better way for me to get that perspective but by looking at Colette. Or for a short-term solution, just watch Pitch Perfect and laugh my tush off.
Here’s a summary of Colette’s 4th month (weeks 18, 19, 20 and 21). She got her 4 months vaccinations! She was a trooper again! Short cries after the needle, but all smiles shortly after. Unfortunately she reacted with a fever the next day, standing at 101.8 F. She was just slightly more fussy, but definitely VERY tired. Her wake time went from 2 hrs to 1 hr, and she actually fell asleep in the car after a few moments (something she hasn’t done for months). Despite feeling under the weather, we made the most out of her sleepy state and had more peaceful outings 🙂 We gave her one dose of baby Advil and her fever was over. Continue reading