“Just because your child has allergies…” She wrote it to me with venom.
This week has been pretty uneventful (awesome).
Cece went to the doctor on Monday to discuss the use of the daily allergy/asthma medication and the “rescue inhaler”, but other than that, we’ve been taking it easy with a few trips to town and a trip to the science center.
My labor started sometime on Saturday, intensified during the night, and on Sunday morning, my water broke. I labored all day and night, and my daughter was born early Monday morning. It was long, exhausting, and painful.
There was complication followed by complication, but when all of the pushing was done and my girl was on my chest, my heart immediately started singing. I think it literally grew all of the necessary oral anatomy, vocal chords, and lungs and started to sing. Every love song I had ever heard started playing in my head with new meaning. This was love on another level.
I’ll admit, we’ve been spoiling our little lady (and ourselves) for the last few weeks. We’ve been trying to embrace every moment of the last days of summer, while relaxing and enjoying these last few months as a family of three. Our lives will soon change, but they won’t be any less full of love and joy.
This is just a quick post. A few informational links and a link to a petition that has the power to raise awareness and create positive change.
You know those days where you go through so much that your nerves feel fried and you just need a heavy blanket, a warm beverage, and some comfort food? That’s the day I’m having.
I know some people may think that I’ve shared too much. They may feel that information about my daughter’s allergies has been shared in an effort to get attention or that it’s disturbing that I’ve shared so many details about my child’s health publicly, and on the internet.
The Palumbos had a great vacation week! We had a lot of quality time as a family and finished the week off with a trip to the coast. Andrew and I used to make last minute travel plans all the time before we were parents. Day trips and overnights were part of our regular routine. Without a plan, we would throw on our shoes and leave for the day. Now a trip to the Target an hour away requires careful planning and packing meals and snacks for our girl. We felt really spontaneous when we booked a hotel room in York, Maine a week in advance. How life has changed…
Yesterday, Cece and I met our buddies at Blair Woodlands while Dada waited for the cable/internet technician to show up (some vacation day!). Even though Blair Woodlands is just minutes from our house, we hadn’t yet checked this spot out. We were excited to make the short walk through the woods and spend some time playing on the pebbly banks of the Pemigewassat River.
My original intent for this blog was to stay connected with far away friends and family from our home in New Hampshire. We’ve been here almost three years, and making time for the many phone and email conversations we’d like to be having has been difficult.