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Aaahh Freak Out! (Whereupon Le Freak Ain’t So Chic)

So with two weeks left to go until BebeDeux’s due date…

  1. We got a flat tire on our only car. And we discovered the tools needed to replace a flat were missing from our trunk.
  2. J’s company essentially screwed him over and the raise that he was promised came to be a lot less than what he was told.
  3. Comang’s annual vet bill came out to be more than twice what we had been expecting, which made us re-evaluate our budget for about the millionth time this month (note: new babies will always cost more than you expect).
  4. Claire got sick for the very first time. And while her fever’s been down for the past couple of days, tonight she broke out in a rash all over her body and we had to rush her to the doctor’s office. They’re still not sure what prompted the rash (Was it the amoxicillin? The preservatives they added to the baby amoxicillin? The food she ate for dinner? One of those, or a combination of them along with her compromised immune system?) and she is too young for an allergy test, so they prescribed us an alternate antibiotic and some Benadryl to help with the rash. I seriously thought I was going to into labor tonight from the stress and worry the rash has caused me.

And as I lay in bed tonight trying to sleep, the stress of the past few days, along with the realization that soon, I will be the mother to a newborn and a 13-month-old  — in addition to the fact that come March, my in-laws will be returning to Hong Kong and I will be ALONE with a 4-month-old and a 17-month-old — HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS and I suddenly had trouble breathing.

I can’t go to sleep. At least not right away.