Chapter 2.30: Balance

It had been 6 months since Adelaide was born. Some days everything overwhelmed me. Days like today. I was still slowly recovering from giving birth. But today, I had a horrible headache on top of that, not something you wanted with a baby in the house.“Are you plumming serious?” I muttered. My head was throbbing and Adelaide’s cries were just making it worse.

Derek looked over at me. “Selena, do you want to lay down?”

I sighed. No. I couldn’t. “No, no.” I pressed my hands to my head. “Addie.”

“You don’t have to do everything yourself, Selena. We’re a team, remember? We’re in this together.”

“I know, but-”

“No buts. Rest. I got it.” He took my hand in his. “Addie’s our daughter.”


Just half a year into this parenting thing and I can’t do it. Watcher. I want to do everything for her. For my daughter. I know that Derek and I, we’re doing this together, and yet, gosh. I’m putting so much on him because I can’t work through a headache. Parents, they’re supposed to work through everything. Right? Taking care of a baby is hard, and doing it by yourself, he shouldn’t have to, just because I feel sick.

I sighed. “I’m sorry that you’re doing everything right now.”

No. Baby, no. You’re human. We get sick. You can’t do everything. When I get sick, you’ll have to do more too. We balance life.”

“I know. I love you, that’s what I needed to hear.”

“I love you too.”

A/N: Sorry that this chapter is mostly words… with one picture. It wasn’t a planned chapter so I didn’t have many pictures. Next chapter will have plenty of pictures, though. 🙂


2 thoughts on “Chapter 2.30: Balance

  1. Derek is such a sweet, supportive husband. And she’s only recently given birth. It’s okay to feel weak.

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