Sunday, February 18, 2007

Back to work

Well the day has arrived when I must go back to work, so tomorrow morning I will be getting up early, dressing in my "professional dress clothes", and heading out the door to interact with adults all day. I think I went thru my sad phase last week, and now I am really getting excited. I figure I can't change it, so I better have a positive attitude and be ready to jump in with both feet, right? I will let you know how it goes after tomorrow though.

I also have been dealing with a bit of craziness this weekend. Everything went down Friday. First, I was headed to the movies with some other girls and their little babies and I got a phone call from the daycare that we have been on the waiting list for since Feb 23rd (that's right, the one that didn't have room for Tatum) and the director told me that she would have a spot for Tatum on the 26th. I told her I would have to get back to her. As soon as I hung up the phone I just kept thinking that I had JUST called my company to tell them that I was going to return back to work on the 19th. I didn't HAVE to return until the 26th, so if I had gotten this call just an hour earlier, I would have taken my last week of maternity leave. Next thing on my mind was what we were going to do. Should we move Tatum to the daycare or leave her where she is starting on the 19th with the lady at her house? Well, I called Antonio and we decided to talk about it at home. Long story, short, we decided to move her after she goes a week at the lady's house because the lady only keeps kids til they are 3 and the daycare is more structured and keeps them until they get ready to go to school. There were many other reasons, but I don't feel like typing them all out. If you really want to hear them, let me know.

Next, I went to the movies and Tatum did great!! We headed home after that and I wasn't feeling to great. Antonio got home from work about 6:30pm and I told him I was pretty sure I had a UTI. If you know what that is, or if you have had one, you know how uncomfortable they can be. Everytime I have thought I had one in the past, I just drank TONS of water and it went away, well not this time. I was up until about 3:30am in pain. I finally took some Tylenol PM and took a HOT bath and went to sleep. Saturday I woke up and I was just getting worse. I started running a fever and finally called the on call nurse for my OBGYN's office and she called me in a perscription. Once again when all of this was happening I kept thinking that maybe I should just go back to work on the 26th. I am glad to report, however, that I am feeling much better and I can go to work now tomorrow.

I am sure there is more that I should blog about, but I dont know what. Below are some pictures of Tatum. They are pretty random.

We thought that Tatum might like the big bathtub since she is getting older, so we tried it. She still can't sit up on her own yet, so I put her bumbo seat in the tub. This was a major failure and she hated it. We now give her baths in the big bathtub, but we put her little tub in the big tub and she loves it.

This next picture is after her bad bath in the big tub.

Here is a random pic of her getting in her carseat to go out somewhere.

The next pic is before we went to church one Sunday.

The next pics are of Tatum's new talent. She can sit up on her own for a few minutes, but she is almost folded in half because she leans so far forward right now. She is sure trying though and will be sitting on her own upright in no time.

I keep telling everyone how I have to change Tatum's sheets EVERYDAY because she sleeps so long that she wakes up and is soaked because her diaper won't hold enough, but here is a picture so you can see what I see every morning.

Tatum has another new trick. She was "napping" on the couch the other day and I was doing a little cleaning in the kitchen. Here is a picture of her napping.

About 5 minutes later I peaked around the corner to make sure she was okay and what did I see??? Tatum was watching TV. She wasn't crying or making any noise, so I think she was fake I am sure she wasn't, but it sure was funny.

I will try to blog tomorrow or Tuesday to let you all know how work is going. Tatum is also going for her 4 month check up on Friday!! I can't believe how much she has grown! She is also giggling more(out loud giggling) which is the funniest thing. She has also started blowing raspberries which is HILARIOUS!! Finally, she snores like her daddy! I will try to capture a video of her doing these soon and I will post them when I do. Until next time....

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I'm so proud of you for being so strong and going back to work! I will be think'n of ya today and hope it goes well for both of you!