So much normality in one little bundle.

by Veronica on October 23, 2013

in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Evelyn

Evelyn is sick. Not in a special snowflake “oh god my baby is SICK” way, but in a normal “every baby gets a bad cold” kind of way. Despite the snot and the two hours of inconsolable screaming last night, it all feels very normal. Eve is sick, and she’s acting like a sick baby and I am tired, and bored from walking around the house patting her on the back while she wails.

I’m even typing this from bed, while she drapes her small sad self across my tummy, snuffling and grumbling about the indignity of a spring cold.

Things have happened, things I haven’t written about because, turns out, having three children is a bit of work, and toddlers are more intense than I remember.

Evelyn learned to walk. Like, properly walk. She totters around the house all day, throwing herself at any furnitureĀ  available to catch her unbalanced form. She’ll drop down to a crawl for a few metres, before deciding that height beats speed any day, and clambering back to her feet. She’s wobbly, and her right knee needs strengthening, but she’s off and walking.

She says thank you (dug’nen) when you hand her things. It’s one of her few functional words and is probably one of the cutest things she’s done since the last cute thing she did.

We saw the geneticist and left with a diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This was expected. It might be causing her feeding issues, it might not. We’re told to stick with pediasure and see how she does. As long as she doesn’t lose weight, we’re all good.

Life continues. I’m writing fiction, waiting for November and NaNoWriMo to start, growing a garden and just being.

It’s all very nice, and normal, and pleasant. Except for the snot. The snot and wailing isn’t pleasant.

tiff October 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I understand the beauty of normality. I understand it and I appreciate it. Just as you do xx

river October 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

The snot is the worst. I cannot stand snot.
On the other hand….walking!!!!
Woo-Hoo!!

Trish October 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Great news, but not the snot.

Leslie October 24, 2013 at 2:48 am

It was lovely to read a post from you here. I’ve missed you.

Lauren October 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Sorry about the snot…..but glad to hear about the normality (even if it comes in a snotty bundle) šŸ™‚

Hope E gets better soon…

Marylin October 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Oh but NORMALITY. It’s blissful. Relish every moment! It’s amazing how blogging kind of takes a back seat when things start to go normally isn’t it?
*hugs* and high fives to you! Hope Eve is better from her cold soon hon xx

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