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Word of the week: Acceptance


I have missed last week’s word of the week for two main reasons: one, my struggles were pretty much the same as the week before, so pretty boring to read about the same things…Two, hubby was away for a whole week(and a day), baby kept me busy and I had little time for anything else.

But things have changed meanwhile. Although Georgie’s reflux is still here and keeps him up during the day, sometimes for hours on end and wakes me up at night, sometimes from 5 a.m., my perspective has changed. The pills I am taking must have helped to a certain degree, as have the chats I had with other mums who have had reflux babies, as has the visit with the pediatrician on Tuesday confirming we are doing all the right things for Georgie and it is now a matter of time until we will see results…

I have come to ACCEPT that this is how things are for us for now. My mum will most likely have to go back home in a couple of weeks, to look after my dad, so things will get a bit tougher without her here, my baby will still fuss and my older one will still demand my attention. But you know what? It could be worse!

I live in the hope that I will see an improvement soon, that we will sleep better at night and that, in a few days/weeks/months, things will be “normal” again for us. Until then, I try to enjoy the small things and don’t sweat the small stuff.


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Mum to one beautiful girl on earth and one sweet baby boy in heaven. Privileged carer. Encourager and friend.


  1. Kim Carberry says

    I hope things improve for you soon…..That’s a great way to look at things though – don’t sweat the small stuff!! 😀

  2. ionelaangelo says

    Sigur se vor imbunatati lucrurile pana la plecarea mamei!!
    Nu te uit in rugaciunile mele zilnice. 🙂 Totul va fi bine!! 🙂

  3. Doing little things with great love and acceptance is pure wisdom and strength.It is the first step for moving forward.I wish and hope that things improve for you Oana! I really hope, that by the time your mum has to go back George is settled for you and Emma is well used to him,too. sending love

  4. Oana says

    I don’t know the details of George’s sleep difficulties and his reflux. But waking up in the wee hours of the morning, and not sleeping after 5 am, is not that unusual in babies. I know it’s not ideal when you have an older child to care for. But it might help if you put it into the context of what’s normal for other babies. I found this article super useful: http://www.thealphaparent.com/2013/01/timeline-of-baby-and-toddler-sleep.html
    My son was always at the lower end of the spectrum in terms of “normal” amounts of sleep. He was grouchy too for the first 3-4 months of his life. I stopped eating dairy, and wore him in a carrier most of the time, which maybe helped? But the only thing that I know helped is time passing and him getting bigger.

  5. I reckon so much of parenting is about acceptance. ?.that life will change, tha there’ll be less sleep, that money will be harder, that you need tl accept that whatever happens isn’t down to you etc. Al you need to remember is that you’re dokng the right thing for the family and Georgie

  6. Acceptance is such an important word when it comes to parenting. Your outlook now seems to positive and I’m glad how you are feeling has changed. I really hope too that you start to see some results soon and things get easier and you all get more sleep. You’re doing amazing x

  7. Brilliant word and perspective. I absolutely agree with you that by changing your view of a situation, it can become less stressful for you. My kids both had reflux, and of course, they grew out of it and are now fine. But I know how hard it is at the time. Hope the meds work soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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