Friday, July 17, 2009

Tatum is now 2 months old!!

We just took Tatum to her two month appointment. She is now 11lb, 2.5 oz which is in the 60th percentile. Her height at 22 and 3/4 in was at the 80th percentile. She had to get several shots which was no fun for all of us but we know the vaccinations are necessary. He also gave her a prevacid prescription for the reflux. Based on her symptoms and fussiness Dr. Joki believes Tatum has reflux AND infant colic. Poor girl has been really fussy in the last 4 weeks or so, screaming with a red face and real tears. However since starting on the prevacid three days ago we have seen a remarkable improvement although she has been fussy this morning. She still has poor sleeping habits, waking up easily from naps and not sleeping well at night yet.
The good news is that she is developing well and from his evaluation is doing great other then the colic and reflux. When she is not hurting she smiles all the time in response to other people smiling at her. She is very active, always moving arms and legs and looking around the room constantly. Tatum loves listening and watching her big brother Talyn play. Todd and Talyn told me she actually laughed out loud at them yesterday morning while I was taking my nap, I am sad I missed it. For those of you wondering I still have not sent out the baby announcement, I hope to have them out in the next week or so.

4th of July and trips to see family

The four of us went on our first long trip as a family of four. We left on Saturday morning the 4th to go to Hawley then went to Amarillo and Lubbock, returning back home on Sunday the 12th. While in Hawley on the July 4th, mom had most of her side of the family over and some met Tatum for the first time. We had a lot of fun, playing volleyball and other outside games. Talyn loved the water slide that Papaw had set up for the boys (check out the picture above). We stayed a few more days visiting with my mom and dad before heading to Amarillo. On our way to Amarillo we stopped in Lubbock to see some friends at our old church and took Tatum to meet the Culpeppers. The Culpepper twins are so adorable and we enjoyed seeing them and Emily, sorry Tim had to work. We made our way to Amarillo and really enjoyed our visit with Todd's parents. Uncle Scott also met us there and bonded with Talyn and Tatum. We were fortunate that some of Todd's cousins and aunt and uncle Bob and Connie were able to come and visit. On Saturday, Todd's Great-Aunt Ruby turned 90 so we went to her party in Lubbock. It was wonderful being in Lubbock again and seeing the Schoenig family. Before we left we also got to see the Holloways. Hunter, now one and a half is saying many words and is the friendliest kid. We hated leaving Amarillo the next day but was ready to be back home after 9 days. The trip home was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be considering we have a 3 year old and a 2 month old. Talyn did great as normal and Tatum slept most of the time, just cried when she woke up hungry.