Friday, January 6, 2017

Where Have We Been?

This has been a whirlwind month, to say the least.

It started with a fun but hectic visit from Lolli (Grandma). It was great to have family in town between the holidays but Little One had one of the most difficult weeks to date. We kept her as entertained as possible but got very little sleep and had one of the most challenging weeks as parents so far.

Little One has been experiencing so many firsts over the last months, including being mobile. As I'm sure all of the experience parents know, this changes our world completely. Between constantly chasing her around and both of our home business growing quickly in the last month, it's left almost no time for keeping up with my blog.

This has been crushing me, it's constantly in the back of my mind as something that I needed to get back to and work on. With the holidays over, big projects coming to a close and the rest of the things I'll cover in this post calming down, I think I can make a realistic effort to keep updated again.

The major thing that's been taking over our lives and minds has been sick family members. Over the last month both my father and my father-in-law have been in the hospital and very sick. We've almost booked flights across the country no less than ten times.

My father-in-law caught an aggressive case of staph. Between surgeries, complications and medications, there was constantly a new setback to worry about. He's such a positive force in our lives and is head over heels for Little One. To see him struggling like he did was difficult. However, he's now happily home from the hospital (after about a month). He still has a lot of recovery in front of him but we're so relieved that Baboo is on the mend.

My father has type 1 diabetes and at 66 has been through a lot in the last 10-15 years. Most recently, his blood sugar was consistently high for about a week. This put stress on his kidneys and body as a whole. This landed him in the ICU two weeks ago. A constant battery of tests, heavy monitoring and changing of his insulin got him stable.

There is still a long road to recovery ahead of him, made more difficult by his diabetes and age, this includes a conversation about where he will live next. There are a lot of discussions still ongoing. He loves his grandkids so we keep in inundated with photos to keep him smiling.

With all of these decisions, distractions and difficulties, we're looking forward to getting back to something resembling normal again. I look forward to getting back on track and sharing tips on preparedness, baby led weaning, product reviews and more.

Thanks for all of your understanding!