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Monday, November 05, 2007

Bringing you up to speed...I know 2 in a row WOW

This was a pretty good weekend for the most part, the weather is finally becoming season appropriate. The girls and I went shopping on Sat to find Jason a birthday gift and we checked out a few other stores. Jason, Tatum's pool buddy, my friend Dana's baby turned one. He was adorable and we could not have had a better time at his party. The crazy thing these days is that kid parties and just being around little kids in general just get me thinking, Tatum is going to be 2 in 4 months ans she seems more like the kid turning one. I do not want to complain she is cute as a button and a terrific baby but if would be awesome to get some animal sounds without her mimicking us or a few steps without the support of a toy...I don't know I should be grateful that Tate is doing as well as she is but it sometimes does get to you, ya know.

Tatum has her first sedated echo on Monday, Veteran's Day. I am grateful that we have made it this far in her life with having to do a sedated one but as this one fast approached I can not help but be a tiny bit stressed. She also hasn't had an echo since April, she was scheduled for one over the summer but was not a very cooperative little girl. I have this pit in my stomach that the news is not going to be good. I guess if I prepare for the worst the news can only be good, kind of a funny way to look at it huh.

Other then all this life in MD has been pretty much the same ole' same ole'...
Chris and I have actually gone out together two weekends in a row so that has been nice and the swim-a-thon for Tatum has been coming along nice. My Dad told me today he is stopping by on Sunday when he passes through town, he ordered the tee shirts for us, I can not wait to see how they came out.
I do need to catch up with Sam ( It's his project) about it to go over everything but all in all it is coming along great.

Remember to keep Tatum and I in your thoughts this week, hopefully I can hold off my anxiety attack until Monday...or maybe even avoid it all together...:)

13 comments:

Amy said...

I see you are back on the WS roller coaster. All you can do is hope for the best, and I dunno, prepare for the ultra shitty. And don't lose faith in Tatum, she is doing fabulous and I hate to say this...maybe push your expectations off a little so you don't get too bummed by the slow development. You know how hard it has been for me, and I think Tatum is going to walk way sooner then my wee one did.
XOXO
Amy

Nancy said...

My thoughts are with you, chica. You know where to find me if you want to talk.

Julie said...

Lisa I will keep you guys in my prayers. It sounds like Tate and Noah are right at the same place. It makes more sounds by imitation than on his own and other than 4 -6 steps walks mostly with a push toy. I am having the same anxiety about his echo in January and I don't think you sound crazy about thinking the worst. When we first heard that Noah had a murmur I didn't really worry at all which is totally unlike me. For most of my life the more I worried the better the situation actually turned out. Weird, huh? Glad you have gotten to go out lately, it keeps your mind off things. Chin up sister. Things will be okay.

Heather said...

You know I'll be thinking of you both. AND, if you needed me to, I would be right there with you. I hate those feelings in the pit of your stomache. I hope this one is all wrong lisa... If it helps any, I think Tate looks really good. Healthy, happy, and beautiful. It looks like she is thriving. And I know she's got an appetite. Remember the last echo, and how they said she looked good? Just keep that in mind until Monday. Call me anytime.... Love ya, Heather

Every minute counts.... said...

Same as everyone else, if you need ANYTHING call!!! I will gladly listen to you, besides I have fun talking to you! I will keep my fingers crossed and pray and whatever else I need to do so that you will get a good report on Mon. from the cardio :)
And the developmental stuff, know what you mean. Abi got invited to a girl from her class's b-day and I stupidly asked if her daughter was turning 5 too...of course not she is turning 4( and BTW can write her name, draw people, read a few words...) yeah, not at all like getting socked in the gut!

I am glad you and Chris got to go out. We were without kids this weekend and could find NOTHING to do together. We eat out a couple of times but not much else....boring I know. We event hought about picking up the kids early because we missed them so much. Now that they have been home, we would like to return them to Grandmas!!!!!!! LOL

Noel

ginnycor@aol.com said...

HI, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I AM A GRANDMOTHER OF A CHILD WITH WS AND AUTISM, TYLER. I WAS ON HIS WEBSITE TYLERJOSEPH.NET AND SAW YOUR WEBSITE. CONTINUED SUCCESS WITH TATUM.

GRANDMA GINNY

Nicole said...

I will be saying a big prayer for your sanity and for terrific news on Tatum. Try to stay really busy until Monday. It seems like you are good at doing that! :)

As for the slow development, well, I totally get that. In fact, my last post was very similar to this one. I hate complaining about it as well. Emerson is doing well and is such an enormous joy in our life, but I just want a little something. Maybe a few little steps or some unsolicited vocalizations. I'm not asking for a lot! LOL! You could have been describing Emerson, by the way. They are pretty much doing the same thing, hanging out and just waiting to surprise us.

Kerry said...

Hey~ Hear you on the development thing. My friend with a baby YOUNGER than Brady said in front of me to another mom how she wanted to get together with some moms since she didn't have anyone for her son to play with. Yikes! True, but did I need to hear that?????????

Call me when you are on the road tomorrow.... making my plans for Jan!! Beware - we REALLY are coming!!

Gina said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way! Think positive!
Gina

Laura said...

Hey Lisa,
I'm thinking of you guys. If you want to chat, call anytime.

Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

Good luck with the echo. I think Miss Tate is going to be just fine!

Lynn said...

I think of you often, and will say an extra prayer for you on the day of the test. Hugs!

- Lynn

Tara said...

I'll be thinking of you on Monday. We just got done with Payton's echo - and man it's stressful. I hope you are able to relax some this weekend and I'll be anxious to hear how it goes.

I understand struggling with the development/age issues....my neice is two years younger than Payton and many times I forget there's an age difference. It's tough. Hang in there....