The EastER Egg Hunt That Wasn't

So, two weeks ago we planned to take Scarlette to her first easter egg hunt with my niece. Only we had to cancel at the last minute because we ended up in Urgent Care that morning.

Then we decided to reschedule and hold our own easter egg hunt for the girls ON Easter Sunday. Except we had to cancel that one too because we ended up in the ER a few nights before.

My baby has preemie lungs, y’all. It happens.

We almost made it an entire year post NICU discharge without an ER visit, which is pretty impressive for a 25 weeker. Still, she hasn’t fully recovered and the last few days have found me with a sweet, sick baby sleeping on my chest.

I put her dress on Easter morning and we took her in to see her Easter basket. In true Scarlette fashion, she went straight for the new Gracious May headband* we got her. And by we, I mean me. Jeff’s like “stop putting huge flowers on her head.” In my defense, I can’t help myself. I’m southern. I can not suppress it. And also, I bought the one labeled “petite” so I was technically taking his input.

Three minutes later she was back in her pajamas and cuddling on his shoulder. I don’t think that baby’s feet have touched the floor in days. Also? She’s had about three bites of applesauce in the same timeframe. That’s how you know my girl doesn’t feel good, by the lack of appetite and sass. This house is normally full. of. sass.

That’s also why there are approximately two photos of Scarlette on Easter. I joined Instagram, by the way. Thank you Android, for finally jumping on that bandwagon.

So we traded easter eggs for a pulse ox, but she’s home and that makes us happy, if not exhausted. It’s been a long two weeks. I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow. I hope y’all had a wonderful day of celebration on Easter!

*That’s not a paid endorsement or freebie, I just always get lots of questions about her headbands so I thought I’d post where it’s from. Since her wardrobe is 98% hand-me-downs, I splurge a bit on her cute headbands.


  1. Melissa D says

    Poor Scarlette!

    My ginormous, 7 month old, full-term baby was diagnosed with RSV yesterday and I went into full “preemie mom” mode…planning what we’d need to take the hospital and what we’d do with our nearly 4 year old 26 weeker while we’re there, etc.

    Then the pediatrician handed us a nebulizer and sent us home with a “she’ll be fine in a few days.”

    Two years of hibernation and synagis shots to protect our micropreemie taught me that you don’t mess around with RSV…leave it to my termie to teach me how the rest of the world deals with illness. :)

    (And yes, I’m still worried about how my micropreemie’s lungs are going to handle the RSV, though she was likely the carrier. Once a preemie, always a preemie.)

  2. Brandy says

    Poor thing! I hope she feels better soon!

    And for the record, that Gracious May website is about to make my wallet feel much skinnier! Such gorgeous stuff!! =D

  3. says

    I’m so sorry poor little Scarlette isn’t feeling well. It breaks my heart seeing babies sick, its not fair. Illness should be reserved for adults who can cope and understand what’s happening :(

  4. says

    Aw poor baby, hope she’s up and about and feeling much better very soon. I’ve taken a peek at Gracious May and I would like to put in an early request to Santa for adult sized Gracious May shoes pleeeeaassee?? I’m in love with them!
    Ellie Maggie x

  5. KimS says

    Poor wee mite. I was worried something was wrong when you weren’t posting, but I’m glad she’s getting better and is home with you again. I’m sure she’ll be back to her cheeky embellishment munching self in no time.

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