Friday, September 16, 2005
Now, where was I?
Ahhh, yes. I was diligently making a wonderful post in honor of Taryn's three month birthday yesterday (well, early this morning, but...), and on the very last picture, blogger froze up on me. I have to say, it was pretty irritating. Now, though, I am back to try again.

So, HAPPY THREE MONTH BIRTHDAY, TARYN!!! Yes, I know I'm now a day late, but well, I'm sure you don't mind (since you can't read anyway). I'm so amazed at everything about you. I thought for sure when I was pregnant with you that I could never love anyone as much as I love TJ. I was so wrong. I love you just as much, yet in a special way that's just for you. You never cease to astound me at every waking, and sleeping, moment. I've decided to list just a few of the things that you have accomplished in your short time on this earth so far:

-You laugh and giggle (it's the sweetest sound on earth!)
-You are SO ticklish! (I don't remember TJ being ticklish so early)
-You are weight-bearing when we hold you up in a standing position (a four month old feat, according to the dr.)
-You are working on rolling over, but you are much more focused on sitting up--when I prop you up, you can sit, albeit a little bent over, for a couple of minutes before you fall!
-You can talk like crazy, and I swear that sometimes your words actually sound like something you would actually say in that situation!
-You can turn yourself around in a complete circle just by wiggling! I think that's cool!
-You are officially the Spit-Up Queen. You make sure I'm marked with your scent at every possible opportunity!
-You are the most alert little baby I've ever seen, and you are much more active than any others in your age range that I know of (there are about ten of them that I know right now!)
-You can wiggle yourself right out of your swing, carseat, and stroller, all w/o so much as a struggle!
-You can get your little linky toys to your mouth now, and even eat your shirts and dresses!
-You are bigger than any other baby your age, and I'm sure you could kick any of their butts with no effort at all...TJ better watch out!
-You have managed to live an entire three months w/o injury, even with your brother "loving you" nearly to death!

Oh, Taryn, you are an amazing little girl, and I can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you have in store. It's going to be a fun life!

On the flip side, I'm almost positive now that TJ has this Hand-Foot-Mouth thing or whatever. He has had fevers now on and off for a few days. As a matter of fact, last night when I was writing this post the first time, he woke up screaming, and I had to give him some Tylenol and Motrin, and rock him to sleep.He was so miserable, and it makes me so sad to see him that way. He never had any problems teething, so when he complains about his mouth hurting, I don't even know what to do. Trey found an ulcer in his mouth, and we got some Orajel, but I don't think it helps much. He was so miserable all day yesterday, and couldn't eat, b/c everything he put in his mouth hurt him. All he could do was drink. It hurt to watch and know I couldn't do anything to help him when he cried to me. Thankfully, Trey's parents were here to help out, and his mom took him some of the time so I didn't have to be sad all alone! Even more thankfully, he said his mouth doesn't hurt today, and has managed to eat half his breakfast already! Yippee! He's been begging me for chicken since he got up, so I guess in a second I'll go and make him some...

Okay, gotta run. Trey's crying that his knee hurts...Oh, and he's having an MRI tomorrow morning on it. Please pray that it's alright and he doesn't have to have surgery (I'll have to get a job then, and that would just totally suck for him, too). I'll talk to you later, and I hope you have a super terrific day!
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  • At 4:18 PM, Blogger Julia

    Happy belated 3 month birthday, Taryn! She has changed so much!

    It sounds like TJ is getting a little better. That's good. I just hate it when children are sick. I always wish I could just take their sickness for them!

  • At 11:55 PM, Blogger TBG

    Happy 3 months Taryn. Darn I cant click on the pictures to enlarge them so I can see them better. It is forbidden. Great pics of what I could see, she is beautiful.

  • At 11:07 AM, Blogger Kurt

    I hate losing posts. The recover post function only works sometimes - blogger even admits it.

  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger Jillian

    Oh, she's so damn cute!!! Happy 3 month birthday Taryn!! I can honestly see the difference, so obvisouly it gets better!! Good thing you're here or I'd be going crazy.

  • At 10:29 PM, Blogger TBG

    I can see them larger now. I dont know what has been up with blogger lately.

    I love the picture of the sleeping babies on the couch. Too cute!