Nora almost missed her party.
A bug bit her underneath her eye and it swelled.
and swelled and swelled.
It wasn't an allergic reaction, but rather an infection from the bite. We went to the doctor on Friday (the day that I was supposed to get everything done), but were back again on Saturday morning (sorry to the guests that arrived to no hosts). Fortunately, the antibiotics started working and we were saved from having to sing happy birthday in the e.r.
While her party might not have gone at all as I was picturing it in my head, it was the perfectly imperfect celebration of this little one.