For the foreseeable future microbe management will be part of our life in a big weird way. I'm not clear on how that's exactly possible with 5 small active kids. My hope is that for the spring and summer my counts will be high enough and our playdates and activities will be outside enough that we'll be able to keep things pretty normal. Once the baby is born and I continue treatment I guess things will be pretty much the same as when I've had any other newborn--into the baby cave we go. We'll just stay in longer this time.
I try to remember that by this time next year I'll be a germ fighter again, and I can just go back to letting my immune system take care of business. Until then, I have to learn some humility. Pass the hand sanitizer.