19 Months and My Struggle with motherhood2:14:00 PM
In my heart this week:
My baby, my child, my life, I don’t ever want my Kaylee to grow up. She is at the perfect stage in life right now where she is constantly learning something new each day. Purely innocent, I want to treasure it all. The other day I read an article on Huffington Post about a 14 year old girl that was charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse. A life so innocent, the girl’s life has not even started yet, but closing to an end. She probably didn't have anyone to turn to and thought she could get away with hiding her pregnancy. My heart aches for the family. Today on the radio, the discussion was about birth control battle on a program that distributes Plan B contraception and birth control to high school girls. It got me very worried that one day I will have to have the talk with Kaylee. I am glad that I still have so many more wonderful years to spend with my baby girl. Each day I try to steer away from all the negative news, but sometimes you just can't hide from it. I just have to learn to stay positive and realize that there are things you can’t control. We can only educate our children so they know what's right and wrong.
Last month my husband took Kaylee to her 18 month appointment and we found out she has a very minor anemia. Anemia occurs when a person does not have the normal amount of red blood cells or if the person is low on hemoglobin. She lacks iron in her diet because she refuses to eat her solids. Although our doctor said it's very minor, she will be fine as long as she takes her iron supplement each day. I wasn't able to be there at her appointment, but when I heard that news, I panicked, as any mother would do. My heartbreaks each time I hear something is wrong with my child. I am consider myself a worrier and constantly concerned about my baby's safety. Kaylee loves her milk bottle. She loves it too much and therefore she is lacking her iron in her diet. She is doing better now, now that we have restricted her from the bottle.
Sorry this post is a little deep and different since I normally share pretty pictures and pretty outfits; life is not always pretty and beautiful. The great thing about life is we are put to a new challenge each day and we just have to learn to embrace it. Each day is a gift.
Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for letting me share my thoughts! I promise more pretty pictures next week :)