So Kati Ann has been eating solid foods for a couple of months now but she has now decided that she wants to hold the spoon herself. So this is the product of her trying to feed herself. It doesn't get much more adorable than this!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I have been sick since Monday night. I'm not exactly sure what I had but I was running a pretty continuous fever for 3 1/2 days. As you might have read in previous blogs, KA hasn't been feeling very well either. Not the best timing because well neither of us are feeling good and that doesn't leave me with the option of being sick.
But reality is that I was. During the day, my body ached and I was exhausted yet I had a 5 month old to take care of. KA was continually cranky with hurting gums and her daddy still has a job to go to. I was waking up at night drenched with sweat from fever and at the same time being woke up almost every hour by KA not feeling good herself. Jared is very sweet to help and in fact he did. He would take KA in the living room and try to calm her so that I could go back to sleep but as long as I could hear the crying my heart would hurt and I would lay there trying to keep myself from jumping out of the bed to take care of things. How is a body to heal when it gets no sleep and is still constantly in demand (still breastfeeding, mind you)?
It is at this point that I realize that there is a dark side of motherhood. A point when you are so tired and so sick that you're body has nothing left to give yet is still being demanded upon. You realize at that moment that it never ends; the responsiblity. Thankfully, I'm starting to feel better this afternoon and I do truly enjoy the responsibility b/c it comes with such a sweet joy attached but there was a moment when I got a glimpse of the dark side.
P.S. I took KA to the dr. and it turns out she didn't have an ear infection. In fact, she just had a little cold and teething. Guess I knew more than I thought.
Monday, October 15, 2007
She continued to be fussy though and restless every night. We weren't getting much sleep at all. Still, I thought this was part of the teething process and well...this too shall pass. We woke up Sunday morning and there was more snot and it was thick (you can tell I'm a mom...who talks like this?). I worried they wouldn't take her in the nursery at church with a runny nose but they said that as long as it was clear we were okay and it was probably just associated with teething. She threw a massive fit in the nursery and they paged me to come try to calm her down but to no avail. My child was in pain...those darn teeth.
But today I may have discovered the true culprit...an ear infection. I took her to the sitter still singing the "teething song." I get a phone call around 2 while shopping at Wal-Mart saying that KA has been miserable all day and that she's afraid that she has an ear infection. So, I leave my cart at Wal-Mart and hop in the car calling the pediatrician as I drive. Busy signal. So, I keep trying and eventually call Jared who trys while I'm picking up KA. We can't get anyone at the dr.'s office. How frustrating! So what do I do? I pick KA up and drive straight to the pediatrician's office because I can't get them on the phone. Of course, they won't see you w/out an appt. but at least I got a message to the advice nurse and an appt with the pediatrician at 8:30 in the morning. Sometimes it takes walking in when they won't answer the phone to actually get something done!
So, I talked to my friend that is a pediatric doctor in the NCU at Huntsville Hospital and she told me the dosage of pain medicine I could give KA to make it through the night. Right now she's laying next to me sleeping and I'm praying for some sleep tonight for all the Allens that have had a rough last week with very little sleep.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Exhaustion is worth it when you have that sweet face looking at you adoringly as if to say, "Mom, I'm your biggest fan!"
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
So, we made it through the day with the shots. She didn't sleep nearly as much as I had expected her to but that's okay. She was pretty cranky but who can blame her? Somebody poked needles in her thighs. I think I'd be cranky too!
So, we ate cereal again last night. It was fun and she did well and slept better last night too. What a relief for Mom. I'm starting to get tired from Jared being gone. We miss him terribly.
I went to the store this morning to get her some apple juice because she's having some tummy troubles. I brought it home, diluted it and put it in a bottle and offered it to her but I'm not sure apple juice is going to be a favorite. Everytime I offered it to her she made a yucky face and pretended to be choking. Silly little thing.
Anyway, I'm going to fix me some lunch while she's still napping. I probably won't blog tomorrow with it being Sunday but I'll keep you up to date with what's going on.