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The Covid Diaries

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming to bring you The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

That’s right. It hit! Of course we knew it was a possibility after our weekend of travel, two weeks ago, which I will TOTALLY make a post or two (or three) about. We hit the Twin Cities in style and had delightful fun along the Mississippi River. Like I said, the risks were there, but the risks of missing a giant family wedding loomed more menacingly. No one else we were directly with got COVID, and we masked on the planes, so we think that one of the babies was actually Patient Zero. We left on a Thursday, hit the Mall of America and the wedding on Friday, flew back late into Sunday morning, and Cassidy tested positive on Monday. And that was my birthday, as I think I told you! That was the day that Cassidy tested positive, our lost cat came back into our lives, only to lose her again, and my birthday plans were canceled. So then after Cassidy tested positive, we started to drop like flies. Although in retrospect, we believe it started with BABIES.

Cassidy tested positive on that Monday or so. On Tuesday or Wednesday, Sawyer seemed to be running a small fever but we didn’t have the right thermometer to test him (he’s too young for ear ones and we couldn’t find any others but a forehead one), and then it was back to normal within an hour or so. So I thought it was a fluke. Then a day or so later, Rider woke up with a small fever! We tested him and sure enough, he pulled a positive. Then I remembered Sawyer’s small and unexciting fever and tested him (it is NOT fun to COVID test two babies) and he had a positive test! A few days later, Des woke up with the smallest of headaches and a tiny scratchy throat, and HE tested positive. The next day, Monday, I had the smallest of headaches and a tiny scratchy throat, and I tested positive too! It’s been five days for me, and Scarlet remains fine.

I don’t know what the future holds for COVID, but Scarlet seems to have escaped.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

The range of symptoms is bewildering. Cassidy had a few days of flu-like symptoms and then got better and better, to fully recovered. Sawyer really just had that one small fever, for like 20 minutes, and maybe a few days of random coughs and crankiness that could just seem like normal newborn reflux and crankiness. Rider definitely had a normal (for him) small cold of a day or two of waking up with fevers, and then some sniffles. He’s fine. Other than Des’ scratchy throat and slight headache that first day only, I’d consider him asymptomatic. Mine has been different. The first day, I felt like I had after my booster shot – a little sick and achy – but no obvious symptoms. That first night, I felt like I had after my second vaccine – body aches, chills, fever – but only for a few hours. And then it’s just been an annoying cold since, and is maybe getting slightly better. Maybe? We shall see, but for now, I must rest. Or something. It helps!

So for now, enjoy my photo dump of how we’ve been keeping busy. More to come next week!

Before COVID, we had houseguests and brunches and flowers, oh my!

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

One of the strangest parts of COVID (for Scarlet) is not getting to hug the babies.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

The slowing down, and the snuggles, have been nice.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Fun with new fashions and friends and food:

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

aking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

And it’s just been a whole lot of home time.

aking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

aking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

Taking a break from our normally scheduled programming, to bring you our tales, woes, and victories of The Covid Diaries.

I hope you are all staying safe and happy! May this be a sign of things to come:

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6 Comments

  1. Aw, hope you are all doing better. And Kevin and I had Covid back around Mother’s Day. He had more flu-like symptoms. Mine seemed like allergies at first and then just a head cold. But we both tested as my 85 year old great aunt was coming for Mother’s Day and wanted to be safe than sorry. Ironically, she just tested positive in July and finally just tested negative this week. But just interesting to see how it seems to effect everyone differently. But again, hoping you all are on the mend now. Hugs, my friend ❤️

  2. I’m glad you came through COVID as well as you did. I had it around Memorial Day, and I felt pretty lousy for a week. Then a second week to get fully back on my feet. Fun photo dump. I think the one in the bin of stuffed animals is my favorite LOL!

  3. Two Thumbs Up👍👍on your photo delights Tamara! They made me smile and smile! 😊 ☺️ Covid and its variants still linger on. I hope they have gone away and will stay away from all of you. My bout with the virus over the winter last year took me well into spring to recover from.

  4. Hope you’re feeling better now. Great photos! It’s amazing how quickly Sawyer is changing. He’s really starting to look like you now. Perfect rainbow!

  5. I am so sorry you got COVID but glad that the kids are ok. Sadly it is likely going to be around a while. Drink lots and lots of water – we got it last May and were vaxxed and boosted. Hope you feel better soon Tamara!

  6. Ugh, so sorry. We had it in June. It was the 2nd time for my 14 year old daughter. My 20 year old daughter who was home from her mission was the only one who didn’t get sick. She had it in December. We were never in danger of being super sick, but it sucked. I had stuff in my chest for like a month after. This summer has been one to remember! Hope you are all feeling better 🙂

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