I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun. It feels like just yesterday that I sat down to write Caroline’s one month post and here we are again. Caroline continues to amaze me every day with her continued growth. She has DOUBLED in size from four and a half pounds at birth to nearly nine pounds at two months old (8lbs15oz to be exact). We don’t know her exact length but it does seem as though she’s tall for her size. She always seems to outgrow her footed pajamas in length well before they’re snug.
Honestly, the world feels like an entirely new and different place than it did a month ago. I had heard of coronavirus or COVID-19 all the way back in January when I heard doctors talking about it at the hospital when Caroline was in the NICU. I had been keeping an eye on things from afar and then a few weeks ago things started to get serious here in the US. Much of the country is on lockdown and people are being encouraged to stay at home in order to slow the spread of the disease.
Given that Caroline was premature, we were on self-imposed quarantine before all of this began and had hoped and planned to be able to start taking her into public settings mid-April. She only had a couple visitors because of this and now we’re not sure when we’ll be able to be around family and friends again. I’m really sad that she’s missing out on time with family right now, but I’m comforted that she doesn’t understand what’s going on.
It’s a bit of a scary time in the world, but like almost everyone, I’m doing everything I can to protect my and community by staying home. I hope you and yours are feeling safe and healthy.