Well, there goes another month. We were just settling in to a good little routine with our new family of four when we ended up in the hospital with Noah for a 36-hour blur. After many tests and very little sleep, we were discharged with a verdict of virus. Unfortunately, with a baby so young, a fever of 102.8 lands you in the hospital for all the tests even if you leave with a diagnosis of run-of-the-mill virus. Needless to say, the interim was pretty scary and exhausting. When we showed up at the hospital at 4am, the nurse nearly jumped out of his skin when he took Noah’s temperature. Not a terribly reassuring sign! When the dust settled and Noah got back to a normal schedule, I decided not to go back to the few mornings of work at the school I had returned to when he was six weeks old. We had found a perfect babysitter for him, a grandma from our neighborhood who sat on the couch and cuddled him for three hours at a time, but I realized I wasn’t ready to leave him again for a while. Maybe when he’s a little older, but for now he’s got me for cuddles until further notice.
Shortly after that dust settled, we kicked it all up again (albeit in a happy way!) with Maya’s second birthday. It still blows my mind that we have our perfect, sweet Maya – and that she’s already two! Our friend Andrew took some photos of our family a few days after Noah was released from the hospital and a few days before Maya turned 2. I have more to share soon, but these are some of my faves. Despite the utter chaos of pre-bedtime downtown at what turned out to be a big festival in Discovery Green, he managed to capture so many sweet (and a little sweaty) moments of our family.