January was a rough month, but I can’t believe it’s over so quickly.

On January 2, after all the excitement of Christmas, the wedding, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, I got sick with a bad cold. A bunch of us (like Megan) were sick and we took a week or so to get over it.

By the next weekend, we were feeling better. I spoke in church and everyone seemed healthy and happy.

Over the course of the next week, I started to feel bad again. I couldn’t believe I was getting sick, and at preschool pickup on Friday I commented to my friend Laura, “I’m sick.” She said, “Again?!”

Friday afternoon I crawled in bed and was there for about a week. Sunday early morning I woke up with chest pain and crackles, and knew it couldn’t be good. Sunday morning I was diagnosed with pneumonia. Thankfully, Monday was a holiday so the kids didn’t need to go anywhere. Christopher did his best to work from home and watch the kids so I could rest. My visiting teachers brought us dinner for two nights, which was a huge help. The rest of the week Christopher was busy at work, so we ate leftovers and I rested as much as possible.

The antibiotics worked quickly, and although I’m still tired, I doubt it’s because of pneumonia anymore. The last week of January Christopher flew his team in from Moscow, Tel Aviv, and Atlanta, and they are working non-stop to organize, strategize, and execute the company’s short-term and long-term goals. I’m happy to report they are making progress and we are excited for the future!

One interesting note. Mid-month (while I was still feeling pretty sick), I took Logan back to the ophthalmologist. I didn’t want to reschedule because the doctor books 3-4 months out. It was a short appointment, though. A quick check of Logan’s eyes told them we are going to patch, 2 hours a day, 7 days a week for the next three months. Recheck in April. Logan is not a fan, but we’ve tried multiple brands of patches and finally found ones he can tolerate. He’s super sensitive to touch. At the moment, he won’t wear socks, and doesn’t much like shirts and pants, either. If he had a choice, he would go around in fleece pajamas and bare feet.

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Giant sized version of Logan’s favorite stuffed animal, Pink Fluffy Unicorn. Unfortunately he had to leave Giant Pinky at the store.

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