We know it’s impossible to predict the future, especially when it comes to life lately. Frankly, I’m still shocked at how quickly my life came to a halt after catching Coronavirus. I know I’m not alone – we are all scratching our heads daily wondering how a virus could turn our world upside down. But life has ALWAYS been unpredictable so I wonder if we should feel this surprised.
The last two weeks have been a blur to comprehend. HOW DID I GET CORONAVIRUS? I spent so much time worrying about my health before I got sick that I never anticipated this. THANKFULLY, I’m so proud to announce (I could literally cry) I feel better today. I am more like myself than I have been in 16 long ass days.
I’m not 100% better since my doctor says the virus isn’t completely gone until my cough disappears. But, this is progress!
Our Weekend // April 3, 2020
Over the weekend I made an effort to get out of bed and enjoy the sun with my family. We watched the Easter Bunny parade through our neighborhood on Saturday. It was so amazing to be able to watch my daughters’ excitement as they chased the Easter Bunny by our house. All of our neighbors were on their lawns cheering and waving too. I’ll never forget this moment.
In other news – Ailey has started sucking her thumb when she is sleepy or relaxed. Last September Brandon got rid of her beloved pacifier while I was away overnight. It was an easy, painless process. But now, 6 months later she has randomly started sucking her thumb.
I spoke with a Pediatric Dentist and she said its common for young children to resort to thumb sucking during difficult times. We think since I’ve been sick for so long that she started doing so as a coping mechanism. I hope we can kick this habit now that I’m feeling better.
An Update on the Girls
I am so proud of how the girls have gotten along while I’ve been sick. Annabelle and Ailey are great friends, but have normal sister struggles with jealousy. They’ve done surprisingly well sharing their Dad’s attention!
Brandon has truly stepped up in the husband/father department over the last two weeks. I used to think he couldn’t handle parenting without me, but he proved me wrong. The house might be a disaster and our laundry may be piled up extra high, but the girls are healthy and happy.
What’s Coming Up
This week I hope to get back into a more normal routine with the girls. My husband is working full time from home, so virtual learning is my responsibility. I’m looking forward to organizing our messy home and working on Caitlin Houston Blog. Here’s to praying for a full recovery by Easter!
A peek at Easter last year…