16 Feb

Awesome. Cruz has bronchitis. What started as just a fever and a small cough on Valentines Day has turned into full fledged bronchitis. I haven’t seen this little dude this sick ever. Even when he had that long run with that miserable ear infection, he wasn’t as sick as this. I’ve had bronchitis before and if you’ve had it too, you can agree: IT SUCKS.

We have the busiest weekend coming up. Two engagement sessions, a wedding and leaving for Las Vegas on Monday. So the kid has GOT to get better. I’m praising GOD for an amazing nanny who has made herself totally available to us and what we need this weekend. And it’s not even going to put a strain on her little girls because her husband will be home the entire weekend. God is good. I was in FULL on tears right before we took this picture (at Chickfila) because being a working mom in times like these sucks. I CAN’T call in to work, especially for the wedding we are shooting on Sunday. A wedding only happens once and I have to be there. But the strings on my mommy heart just want to stay home with my little man. So I’m pretty thankful that God has so organized it so that I don’t have to worry about him. He will be in phenomonal hands. AND, he’s got a few days to recover, before Sunday in which I WILL be home with him. But it still makes it rough. We are super busy and there are times when it’s not possible for me to call in sick. And that is the part of the working mommy world that isn’t too fun and makes it super hard to be both a mom and a working professional.

I’m thankful everyday for God’s provision in our lives and for allowing us to have a nanny that is so wonderful with them when we aren’t able to be here. But today I’m praying for 100% healing for him so when I’m gone this weekend I can think about how much fun he’s having playing or doing crafts instead of being sick on the couch.

If you’re a working mamma, you know how this goes. What do you do when you can’t call in sick?



4 Responses to “bronchitis”

  1. Working Mom February 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    So sorry Cruz is sick… I can totally empathize! The only thing I could do when my little guy was sick and I had to work was rely on others to help out…I COULDN’T take time off, bc I had just gotten back from maternity leave, so I had no option, but to take my little guy to daycare, sick and when he got really bad his dad was able to work from home.

    Hang in there! Hope he feels better soon!!!! (((HUGS)))

    • jesswilliams February 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      Thanks so much girl!! It’s so hard to hand them over to someone else when they are so sick, I agree!!! You’re such a good mamma! xoxo Thanks for commenting! xoxo

  2. stephanie February 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    My boss makes me use vacation days when Kelsey gets sick. Stinks. You’re right – being a working mom is TOUGH. Especially in times like this. Once, Ryan had to lead an entire senior analyst meeting with pink eye. That’s awesome, no? xo

    • jesswilliams February 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      Oh my goodness, WOW! Poor guy! Totally tough. That’s so awesome that you can use sick days when she’s sick!! I can take my own days off, but unfortunately then I get behind. Running a biz is hard! Plus being mom is exhausting. But we all get through it, right? xoxo

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