We’ve got the blues. We’re missing you. We’re not even halfway through isolation and we’ve got the isolation blues. We’re so happy and excited about Christmas with Tucker. We love this holiday even more with him here. I cry pretty much every night as I rock him to sleep listening to “O Holy Night”. We know what a blessing we have been given and the holidays seem to underscore it even more for us. We’re also, though, very aware of all the family and friends that we’re missing this holiday season.
Of course, we know exactly why we have to be in isolation. We will do anything it takes to keep Tucker as healthy as we can during this season. Even in isolation, it’s hard to keep these little micro preemies well. We follow some of our NICU-mates on Facebook and through blogs and just this week, read about 3 of our fellow micros being re-admitted to the hospital because of an infection/cold/virus. And that was even with isolation. Please pray for them to get well and get back home. The flu has hit close to home and seems to be all over Charlotte. It scares us to death.
So. We’ve tightened the isolation bubble even more starting this week. We’ve nixed all restaurants that don’t have drive thru or curbside pick up (Yay Outback, Tenders and Jimmy Johns!). We’ve nixed any little quick ‘in-and-out’ trips to Target, the grocery store, the gas station-nothing. We’ve changed face to face work meetings to conference calls. I Skyped an entire all day meeting this week from home because a couple of the folks had been sick in the last week…that is a LONG time to sit at my breakfast room table. We’ve done ALL our Christmas shopping online. We missed a most important 1st birthday for our good friend’s little girl, Lucy. And we missed the annual Hucks Christmas gathering on Saturday…we Skyped and made Tucker do all his tricks (he has a lot now!). But, of course it wasn’t the same. We wanted to be there in person.
So. Yep. We’ve got a little bit of the isolation blues. It is so very necessary for Tucker’s health. And we’ll do it as long as it takes. And I’m not gonna lie. It has it’s perks. No double booking and over extending our social calendar. No plan other than hanging out with T-man (well, except my crafty lists). And I’m not gonna lie. It’s nice wearing nothing but yoga pants and sweatshirts all the time. And we really do adore spending so much time with him. We just want to share him with you too! The first couple of months have gone pretty quickly so we’re hoping the next few will fly by. We can’t wait until the Spring when we are much more mobile and not so socially constrained. It’s hard saying no. We miss you. Only a few more months…
Until then, Tucker made a little video lamenting his thoughts about isolation..Isolation Blues
We hope you have a great week! Tucker got his RSV shot (took it like a champ) and we’re doctor-free until January-yay!! Please continue to pray for Tucker to stay healthy and please also pray for our 3 NICU-mates who are back in the hospital.
Love you all-Let’s Skype soon!