Some things I know, others that I don’t

Things I don’t know:
: What is wrong with Harper.
: When we can go home.
: How anyone can sleep in a hospital.
: How parents cope when their kids are really, properly sick.

Things I know:
: Hospital beds suck. Small, creaky, plastic mattress which means no sheets stay put. HATE that slipping sheet.
: That I am grateful that it’s not 1967 where I had to go home and leave my baby behind.
: Nurses rock. Keep them onside. Do NOT piss off the nurse.
: IV drips are the ULTIMATE toy for a 7 month old.
: Hospital cots will also break your heart with their sadness.
: Sick babies BREAK my heart. MY sick baby breaks it into AT LEAST quarters.
: Eczema is a right royal pain in the arse.
: I clean when I am stressed. I went home to ‘rest’ and instead did 2 loads of washing, made beds, swept and clean. I can control that you see.
: I miss home. My bed. My babies in THEIR beds. Rob.
: For an addict like me, access to the web via my phone keeps me sane and less weepy.
: Blogging via phone is tricky. See last point as exhibit A. Should read grown up so much since Harper was born. She has been a star!
: Baby hospital gowns are heartbreakingly cute.
: Harper working out how to say Mmmmmmuma for the first time is NOT good for my emotional state.
: Daisy has grown up SO


  1. Beth I am sitting here (cause you know Chloe just doesn’t Do sleep!) sending you guys all the positive vibes in the world! I hope Harper gets better soon – I wish there was something I could do! Maybe a ‘virtual glass of wine’ will have to do xxx

  2. Beth, just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you… I hope that things get better soon, and that you are all home to your lovely clean home soon. Jo xox

  3. Oh look at poor little Harper!
    You’re all in my thoughts and prayers and hope you’re back at home soon.
    Take care of yourself.
    Hugs and kisses.

    Ps – I made sure I saw Rob on the telly for you last night x

  4. There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your baby in hospital. Thank goodness she’s getting all the care she needs, and that they’ll soon get to the bottom of what’s wrong. Much love xxx

  5. I hope he gets better really soon. Our hopes and prayers will be sent from us.

  6. I know exactly what you’re talking about. My little man was hospitalised last year and my heart aches for parents with kids who have chronic conditions. Thinking of you and Harper and hope she gets better soon!

  7. Thinking of you and Harper (and Rob and Daisy) xx

  8. Oh my aching heart for this poor little bubba. Sending good health to you all. And also good luck for the finale of survivor in your own lounge room.

  9. Beth, so sorry hun to hear your news…

    My thoughts are with you and the family.

    I hope Harper feels better soon and you can all head home for some rest and recovery.


  10. Oh Beth, this is awful. I’m so sorry I missed this, but I’m thrilled to hear she is all better. Why did she have to stay in the hospital? ARGH!

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