What’s stressing me today

I’ve been stressed a bit and feeling overwhelmed by the idea of blogging, but I didn’t realize till this morning what was stressing me out. Last week the girls went to the dr and Liat got a standard blood /lead test.
It came back two days ago that she’s anemic.
I know that it is usually reversible and diet based so she’s on a iron rich diet and an iron supplement.
But I am a worrier. Especially when it comes to my kids. And I worry because Liat is a great eater and her diet is not lacking in iron so I fear it’s bigger than diet. and I worry because I don’t want the medication to make her nauseous. And I worry because Molly is a very picky eater and eats a lot of yogurt and liat loves yogurt but dairy blocks iron absorption so she’s not supposed to have it around the time of her medicine taking— which is three times a day— and breakfast this morning was a disaster because all she wanted was Mollys yogurt and I didn’t give it to her so she ate nothing and screamed and screamed.

This is her in Florida. She looooves the water and demanded she hold her tube-that’s bigger than her- from The room all the way to the pool. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was so proud…

Love & Muchness, Tova

4 Replies to “What’s stressing me today”

  1. L'via

    relax. it’s a minor thing, easy fix. take it. we all have one issue or another with our kids, some bigger than others. you’ve been through hell and back with far bigger things, this is a nothing, a blip, in the grand scheme of things. and if you give her yogurt at one of the doses, it’s not the end of the world, as long as the majority of the doses are dairy-free – it’s not worth the tears and aggravation on both sides. and give her something nice and sweet and juicy with vitamin c that is special for her and she’ll forget about yogurt and that helps iron absorption. and take a deep breath and look at how amazing your kids are – they’re fine, they’ll be fine. omg, god help you when they need stitches or a cast – i’m gonna have to come over and drug you. oh and another little word of wisdom – “little kids, little problems, big kids, big problems….”. have a muchy day! love you!! xoxo

  2. Tine Post author

    L’via is absolutely right. She is a happy, healthy, vibrant, active, sweet little girl with an absolutely fixable issue. But it’s so hard NOT to worry, but now you’ve done it, let it go and move on. She has far bigger things to worry about, like how to get you to take her to a pool every day ๐Ÿ™‚ That picture is priceless!

    Aodhรกn broke both bones in his right forearm at 19 months old…fell right in front of me at 6:00a.m. and I didn’t even figure it out until after dinner that night. We are always going to have to deal with the things that hurt our children, and hurt us more.

    If you can let this go, you can go worry about how to pay for those shoes you posted today ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Tova Post author

      Thank you tine! I know shell be ok… I Didn’t even notice that it upset me, because my logical mind knows what you a L’via said is true… It was only afterwards, when I felt myself feeling bummed out that I associated it with her anemia.
      And it was after that when I realized today is the day we went to the dr and learned we were having twins. I never realized that shadow sadness follows that anniversary too, till last year when I looked at my 2009 calendar and saw the appointment.
      It’s also dreary and raining. :-p

  3. L'via

    so when i complained to Batya that it was “dreary and raining” she said, “but mommy, rain is good because it helps the flowers and trees grow and then they are so beautiful and colorful! we need rainy days!” so yeah, miss muchness, y’aint gonna have a muchy world without some rainy days…and go look for those cool rainbow grease puddles all over the city and take a pic of that if you can’t find other sparkle today:) hugs!


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