Quarantine Chronicles Continues

I never imagined our sweet little baby would be growing up in the middle of a pandemic. All of the weekend getaways and spur of them moment adventures we envisioned seem pretty far out of our reach given our current situation. But, despite the hell of a hand we’ve been dealt, we’ve managed to make the best of the situation.

Although baby O isn’t a world traveler quite yet, he has managed to have few little adventures of his own. (All precautions were taken for all of our small travels)

We were fortunate enough to get to go visit Baby Os great grandmother before the bearded one and I returned to work. It wasn’t an over the top-extravagant family vacation but it was a once in a life time experience and seeing the two of them together was worth the 10 hr car ride.

Baby O spent most of his summer at home but not even a pandemic could keep us from visiting our State Fair of Texas this year (we had to go, I bought matching shirts in December!) O got to meet Big Tex, taste a Fletcher’s corny dog and even had a bite of the infamous fried Oreo (we never give him sweets!)

We’ve had a few other outdoor adventures such as the pumpkin patch but nothing quite elaborate yet.

Sometimes I feel honestly feel like O is missing out. But, on the other hand, we’ve been able to spend so much quality time with our little guy. We’ve watched him grow and flourish and reach all of his milestones despite this never ending pandemic.

We will continue to take all of the necessary precautions during this unprecedented time and hopefully squeeze in an adventure or two. I know we have O’s whole life to travel the world and I look forward to what’s to come.

Quarantine Chronicles

Quarantine sucks. Okay, I said it. I’ve been safe in my house since March 10th (well technically baby O hasn’t left the house since birth ) and I have to admit, we’re getting pretty restless. I was already a nervous wreck when baby O was born; it was flu season and germs were EVERYWHERE. I did my best I keep him safe then this dang COVID hit and I feel absolutely helpless.

Im trying to find the positive in all this so here goes:

1) We get so much extra time with baby O. I love being his mom, I love seeing him hit all his milestones. He literally does something new and different every day and we are LUCKY enough to get to witness it all!

2) I love spending all this extra time with my husband. Believe it or not, we’re best friends, we rarely get on each other’s nerves and I enjoy all this time with him.

3. My house is clean and we have finished lots of projects.

4. I’ve watched my tiny little 11 week old (beginning of quarantine) grow into a perfect 22 week old with such a big personality.

Even though things are starting to open back up I do not feel confident rejoining the world quite yet. So until then, I’ll soak up all the snuggles and try to focus on the positive!