Bramell, Party of Five: It's not about me anymore...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's not about me anymore...

Well, 15 months into this motherhood thing, I've had another realization. Everything we do is now about what's best for Becca, not necessarily what we want. Duh. Did it really take me that long to figure this out? No, but I think I've been in denial.

My baby sister's wedding shower is exactly 45 minutes from now in Wynne. And I'm sitting at my computer in Fayetteville. Yesterday I was so happy to have gotten out of the office early to hit the road for our trip to Wynne, just me and the Boo. I got home to find her burning up with fever--it was 102.6. So we gave her Tylenol and waited around to check it again. It dropped down some, and she seemed to be her normal self, so I decided it would be fine to hit the road and take our chances. We stopped for a diaper change and gas in Russellville and she was burning up again. I checked her temp and it was up to 103.3!! So, in my haste, I decided to head back home to Fayetteville instead of continuing our trip. A temp that high makes me really nervous and I'd rather be home where her doc is and be able to nurse her at home and not worry about a long, sick drive home on Sunday.

Well, now it's almost time for the shower and guess what......yep, she's fine. Go figure. The fever's down and she's playing in the living room while I'm kicking myself for being a wuss. Of course, if we'd gone on to Wynne I'm sure she'd have a 103 temp and I'd be kicking myself for not staying home. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Right?

TP, I'm so sorry to miss your big day. I hope you have a wonderful time and I'll see you next Saturday for our special day together.


  1. Rhonda-
    Please do not worry about missing my shower! I would have loved for you to be there but Becca is sick and you have to tke care of her. I understand 100%!! I missed you though. I had a great time and got lots of great gifts that I can't ever thank people enough. Jonathan and I are so very grateful to everyone and we think that we have the best friends and family that anyone could ask for...we are very blessed.
    Hope Becca feels better soon. I can't wait until this weekend for our "girls weekend." We will have so much fun.
    Love ya,

  2. did the right thing hope to see yall soon love dad

  3. Yep, I have to agree. I remember taking Tracy to the doc to see if we should postpone a trip to Grandma's in Texas. She was complaining with an earache and he said she had a small hole in her eardrum but that it would be okay to go. I was so excited that we wouldn't have to stay home that I forgot to ask him if she needed any meds. He didn't write out a "scrip" and I didn't ask so off we went! Of course, we spent the next 2 nights up with a crying girl (I think she was already 7, maybe even 9)and we left there at 2 a.m. on the second night to get home in time to be there to see the doc early. The small hole was by then large enough to put the end of your pinkie finger through and she was in terrible pain and we were all exhausted. So you just NEVER know and I say "better safe than sorry".

    I, too, was disappointed that we didn't get to see you and that you didn't get to share in Tracy's special day. You will get to share in the real celebration after the wedding.

    Enjoy your "spa" weekend with the girls next week and I'll be looking forward to seeing all of you soon. Take care and keep blogging!!!

    Love to all....


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