What’s wrong with Bubba?

I hate it when Bubba cries and I don’t know what’s wrong. All I know is holding her in my arms seems to help. Most of the time. My heart aches that something is making her sad, or not feel well, and I don’t know what it is.

Usually these are times when there are so many other things to do. Putting a load of washing on. Feeding myself. Work. Stacking the dishwasher. Sweeping the dog hair off the floor. Folding the washing that’s already dried. Other things that just have to be left to the side for now – because there’s nothing more important than her. Her happiness, her health, her safety, her feeling I’m there for her and I love her – no matter what.

Tonight is one of those nights. She was happy enough when I picked her up from daycare. We had giggles and chats on our walk home. She was okay for a little while when we got home. She had a bath – much more successfully and happily than our attempt to shower!


Not long after her bath she fell apart. She was rubbing her ear so maybe she’s got a sore ear. Or sore gums from teeth. Or she’s just tired. What’s wrong with Bubba? Maybe nothing, maybe she’s just being a bubba.

I gave her the bed time bottle a little early. We spent time together sitting in our chair, cuddling and being together. She showed tired signs. So I put her to bed. Then she really started to cry. The only time she stopped was when I cuddled her or stood beside her cot gently rubbing her back, tummy, arms and super softly tickling her forehead. That seemed to work and almost an hour after she first went to bed, she drifted off.

Sleep well my precious little Love Bug. Sleep well knowing I’m only a few steps away if you need me.

And I’ll be there in a heartbeat.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer Williams says:

    Poor little Popsicle. Hope you both have a restful night and are ok. XXOOXX

  2. Love and licks to both of you. Feel better, Bubba.


  3. Hi!
    We hope she is feeling better! We cant say what is wrong with Bubba but when our lil ones rubbed their ear they usually were teething or had a ear problem…. sounds like you have it covered to us! 🙂 Your a great momma and keep up he great posts! How is Beary?

    Your friends,
    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

  4. jaymers says:

    Great post. I hate it when my little ones are troubled by something, too. (Don’t we all!) But, transitions are hard on everyone involved. It could be teeth, ear, just tired, just crabby or residual moving heartache. Or maybe she just needed a little extra time with her mom tonight.

  5. Bassas Blog says:

    Poor bubba. I hope she slept through. You write so beautifully and tenderly. I love reading your wonderful stories about life with bubba.

  6. Poor Bubba– I hope the rest of the night went well. I love this post– you can see your love for Bubba in every word you write. Absolutely beautiful!

    1. Aw, thanks you guys ( too). I wasn’t sure about this blog when I wrote it so it’s nice to hear your feedback. x

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