Saturday, December 18, 2010

pink bunny wins.

last night eliza we had a new experience. we were up all night with a sick baby. she was running the highest fever of her young life. i was worried because i haven't really had much experience with fevers.

she was miserable. so sad and pathetic. it really broke my heart seeing her that way.

i went in to her room at midnight and she was doing her open close fist thing (meaning "i want that) at the ground below her crib. pink bunny had fallen overboard. i tossed him back in and left with a kiss.

at 2 in the morning she was up screaming again. daddy's turn. he went in and i could hear over the monitor "you are burning up!" he brought her to our room and we snuggled and soothed all night long. mixed that with a couple doses of medicine, a strip down and a few rounds with the thermometer. it made for a long night.

at one point we moved to the (new!) couch and got her some milk to chug. she rested her head on daddy's chest and pulled that pink bunny up to her face. it was the sweetest thing. she carries him (and her blanket) all around. she chew/sucks on them. she drags him around by his already mama mended ears.

i know she was mostly comforted by us, but it was precious to see her hold him tight.

he will be real in no time!

thank you ralf for her pink bunny and the second and third string ones. they happen to be way more pink than the original. :)


jackie said...

"Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." --Margery Williams from The Velveteen Rabbit

Claire: bunny and giraffe
Meredith: frog and elephant
Amelia: bunny and giraffe (different than Claire!)

These have collectively been referred to as "the guys"...they have been loved on more than anything else in our house! Claire "dropped" hers around age 5. At almost 6, Meredith is still inseperable with hers. Amelia, of course, can't do without. We love our guys! Glad Eliza has a "guy" too! :)

krista/ralf said...

i love this. so much. i makes me feel loved that she loves her bunny. i'm stealing her love vicariously through pink bunny!! :)

shel said...

jackie - i didn't mean to ignore your comment. it made me smile. i loved the quote and the stories of "the guys"

eliza actually has a musical giraffe that she sleeps with too. she just isn't as attached to it. made me laugh though...popular choice!

thanks for sharing!

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