Yesterday my mom watched Ford and I went to the gym alone, wandered the aisles of Target, and was reminded that there is life outside the walls of my home. Sick babies suck and the last thing I want to do is infect other babies with the junk Ford has had so he hasn't left the house in about 2 weeks. To some it may sound horrible, being at home for that long, but it has been an oddly sweet time being all cooped up at home. Jon had a relaxed work week around the holidays and we got to spend a lot of time together as a family of 3. Confession, over the past 2 weeks Ford has probably watched 100 Bubble Guppies episodes but hey, I didn't lose my sanity. I would have loved to kick off the New Year being out and about, hitting the gym, and seeing friends but we made the best of our crappy circumstances and enjoyed our days by the fire, changing from one set of pajamas to the next every morning, watching movies, and just relaxing. Today I am taking Ford out for the first time and I have high hopes he will acclimate back into the real world smoothly. Yesterday was 70 degrees and we spent 2 hours at the park with friends and it was so relieving to see my happy baby come back alive. I think we've hit our sickness quota for a while and we are ready to be healthy in the New Year and start preparing for our family to grow!
Our last photo of 2014! We put Ford down and 7 and rang in the New Year with neighbors playing games, a highlight of the past few weeks for sure.
Oh phew. Now that all of that is off my chest I can move on. Parenthood is hard, being sick is hard, but life is good.