We had a great time with the family. No one could believe how mach Katie had grown.
A couple of hours into visit, though, I started to feel sick. We made a quick exit, and by the time we got home, it was clear that I was sick.
I was quickly quarantined to the bedroom and Jason spent the rest of Christmas by himself with Katie.
By the middle of the next day, ten people in my family had come down with the “stomach flu,” at least one person from each household. Instead of Christmas Joy, we had been spreading Christmas Crud.
I stayed upstairs and away from Katie for two days. It was awful, but the last thing I wanted to do was make her sick. The worst part about getting sick was actually the fear that I had already exposed her to something without knowing it.
It was so hard to stay away from her for that long. She had a long couple of days leading up to this, so a difficult night was expected. I could hear her cry, but I couldn’t go help.
I didn’t want to miss her playing with all of her new toys, so I sat on the steps the next day and watched her through the posts.
By Sunday, I was pretty worn down, but mostly recovered. When I heard her crying in her crib that morning, I decided it was safe to let Jason sleep and get her myself. I had never been so happy to change a diaper!
It was a crazy holiday weekend. Thankfully, both Katie and Jason stayed healthy, and the rest of my family is now recovered as well.
One thing is for sure. No one will be forgetting Katie’s first Christmas anytime soon!