Monday, April 29, 2013

Life on Hold

I feel like we're just now coming out of our little hovel.

Cora's been home from the hospital for almost a week, but I was hit pretty hard during her 4-day hospital stay.  Today, after 10 days of being sick, I finally ventured out of the house.

So that makes two weeks lost to sickness.  As scary as it is obsessing over your baby's breathing, and as helpless as you feel stuck in the hospital, or sitting at home feeling miserable, there's nothing like coming out the other side.  I admit that I still can't smell anything or walk very fast, and that Cora still has an amoxicillin rash marking up her cute little face.  But we are definitely on our way to well, and happy to be here.

Today we ventured to a park for some happy swing time and went on a glorious walk.  Last night we had dinner with my Dad, who was in town for a seminar. 

Otherwise, life has been on hold.

I am looking forward to the adventure of spring, to warmer days and time spent outside.  To trips to see family and friends, time spent camping, and a summer road trip or two.

And to appreciating many, many more of these smiles.


  1. I'm glad to hear that both of you are starting to feel better! And that picture of Cora at the end just melts my heart!

  2. What a horrible April you've had! Hoping for a sunny and healthy May for you all!

  3. Glad to hear you are all on the mend! Love the swing picture, Cora looks like she is enjoying the fresh air :)

  4. I was wondering if you two were OK. I had the worst flu ever this summer past (we are now going into winter) the viruses are getting meaner. Take time to recover or else it bites you in the bum again, secondary infections are easy to get. Glad your daughter is on the mend, cheers from down under where its getting cold!

  5. Glad to hear she is home and feeling better; continued prayers for her health!


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