Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Happy 4 Month Birthday Tatum!

I can't believe my little girl is already 4 months old!! Where is time going?? Tatum is growing so much. She is constantly "talking", laughing, smiling, etc. She is such a great baby. I love the fact that she snores when she sleeps, I love that she has a little double chin, and I just love her little chubby legs. (Don't worry, she is not over weight or anything, she is a baby.) She loves her exersaucer(Thanks Grandmommy and Granddaddy). I love her so much and I can't even remember what life was like before Antonio and I had her. I can say life is never boring. I can honestly say that I can still just stare at her all day long and not get bored, but unfortunately I am back at work so that is not possible. I do miss that little 7 pound baby, but I do love the age she is currently. She is so interactive and we have even given her bananas this week since the dr told us we could start some solids on Friday.

Here is a before picture with Tatum wearing her FIRST bib ever.....

And of course, I had to take an after picture so everyone could see just how much Tatum enjoyed her food....

Update on me.....I went to the dr today at 9am. The nurse asked me if I had a fever and i told her I didn't think so. She checked it and it was 101.7! I guess that just means it has been WAY higher since Friday night. They checked my pee, took blood, swabbed my throat, and swabbed my nose. The dr finally told me that she thinks that I just have a really, really, REALLY, bad UTI. Who knew that a UTI could make you run a temp as high as 103.3, not be able to keep ANYTHING down, feel like you are going to pass out at any moment, etc??? The dr told me I could not go back to work until Friday. This is a bit of a problem since I JUST went back to work last week. Luckily I have 5 sick days and 2 weeks of vacation still to use, but I knew my mgr wasnt going to be happy, so I had her write me a dr's note. I felt like I was like 16 again. She then told me they were going to give me a shot. She told me this shot was to help me be able to eat and keep things down, but if I did get sick after having this shot to go to the emergency room right away. SCARY!! The nurse came in and I admitted to her I was a baby when it came to shots, so to comfort me she proceeds to tell me that "This is one of the MOST PAINFUL shots I give!" and "Oh yeah, it has to go in your hip." I asked her if I could opt out of it and she said nope. So I layed there and took the pain. YOu would think after childbirth I could handle anything, but nope. I had to stay for 15 minutes to make sure I didn't have a reaction. The nurse came and told me I could go and to come back on Thursday, so I proceeded to checkout. I got there and this lady was the SLOWEST lady ever! She was doing everything, but tending to me. I told her I needed to make an appt for Thursday and she goes into this spill about how this dr doesnt work on Thurs so it would be friday. I don't really know what else she said because I looked up at her and told her that I was going to sit in the waiting room because I was about to pass out. She freaked out. I went to the waiting room and sat down and put my head between my legs. She came out and brought the nurse and they took me back again to a room so I could get to feeling better. I finally left against their will because they wanted me to stay until someone could come pick me up, but I knew that was not possible. I had already been there 3 hours and I didn't want to stay any longer. Anyway, I am home and my hip HURTS!!

Once again I need to sing Antonio's praises for him...He has done EVERYTHING dealing with Tatum because I have felt so bad and I was scared I might have the flu too. He gets her up every morning, feeds her, dresses her, gets her bottles and diaper bag ready for daycare, and takes her. Then after daycare he gives her a bath at night, feeds her bananas, plays with her, changes her into PJs, gives her a bottle, and puts her to bed. He has been such a life saver!! I love him so much and he is such a great dad! Tatum just lights up when he walks in the room! Thank you Antonio!

Finally, I wanted to ask you guys to pray for my cousin. He is in the hospital and the doctors are not really sure what is wrong with him. Here is what his sister said...

"Okay so for those who didnt know, my brother went to Napaul (which like the other side of Asia or something) in Jan. for a mission trip. Well before he left, he had a slight cold thing, but he got alot sicker on the trip. Once he came back, the sickness never went away. He went to our family doc, and the guy gives him some meds and sends him on. Well Mitch never gets better, so after about a month or so, mom took mitch to a diff doc to see what he thought. Well this doc told Mitch to stay home and not go back to school or work for a week or so and gave Mitch some serious meds. Yet Mitch still wasnt doing much better. Tonight as i was leaving a basketball game, my mom calls and says she is at the ER with Mitch....i sorta flip, cause those who know me well know the word hospital or ER scares me (Justin!) but she tells me he is fine and that it is just he keeps coughing but that the doc will probably give him something for the night and be on his way. Well so i think okay, i'll not freak and go on out. Well about 20 minutes later, my grandmother calls and tells me to come pick her up from the ER because she's gonna stay at our house. I get there and she tells me that Mitch and mom were about to finally go see the doc and that they might admit Mitch in the hospital. We don't know anything yet, mom is suppose to call me when they know something.But to fill in some pieces, apparnety Mitch's cough had gotten really bad, like they said basically every breathe he took, he was coughing. And he came home to see mom or something, and told her that he almost stopped at the ER himself it hurt so bad, so mom took him. And the part that kills me, is they said he was crying. Anyone who knows me brother, knows he is tough and does not cry much at all, unless he is in MASSIVE pain, or he had an amazing touch from God. This is long, i'm sorry, but I'm really scared cause i don't know what exactly is going on and i hate to see my brother in any kind of pain. So please please keep him in your prayers tonight. Thanks"

Please remember him in your prayers. I know I feel like I am so sick, but he really is. I will add pictures to this blog soon, I promise.


Milton, Alesa and Addyson said...

Happy 4 month Tatum!! It is so hard to believe that Tatum and Addyson are already 4 months!!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness I want to just reach through the computer and pinch Tatums cheeks! She is so precious!
Cheers for Antonio! He is such a great daddy!
I will be pray'n for you and your cousin.
You soundlike you are SOOO SICK! I'm so sorry and hope you get feeling better asap!!!