In preparation for surgery, we decided to keep Lottie home a full 20 days before surgery to avoid any illness. Unfortunately, if she was to get sick, we would need to cancel her surgery and this isn't an option for our growing family. It was quite the juggling act as we both work fulltime and trying to adjust our schedules and work from home with an active 2 year old was a challenge! But we did survive- looking back we joke and wonder how we did it! One day we both had important meetings and needed some help! Thanks to our friend Brandi, she offered to help watch Lottie and took some real cute Christmas photos!