May 6, 2010

Whew...wild week!

The Bass Family has been M.I.A. lately, but with a wonderful excuse. Last Friday I went to pick Eloise up from "school." We did our normal routine and we came home and then took our nightly bath. While Eloise was in the bath she fell asleep...this to me was extremely weird. Around 8:00 Eloise took her last bottle and went to bed. At 9:00 she woke up fussy...I decided to change her diaper. When I put her on the changing table she was just smiling at me...but something told me to take her temperature. Sure enough...it was 101.5. Well..Eloise has not made it to the three month mark yet, so Walt and I frantically called the doctor's office. Of course we were told to go to the ER. Walt and I made our way there, where we got in quite quickly...the people in the ER obviously did not know what they were doing. A blood culture was said to be taken...it wasn't. A urine test was supposed to be done...it wasn't done correctly...we arrived at the hospital at 9:30 and by 4:30 we were finally admitted to our room on the pediatric ward. Needless to say, Eloise and I did not sleep on Friday night. Walt had to go home because we had painters scheduled to come on Saturday morning. Eloise was given an antibiotic and we stayed in the hospital until Monday afternoon at 4:00. According to her tests...she had a urinary tract infection, on top of a high fever, on top of extreme congestion. Walt and I also figured out that Eloise has momma's veins. She was poked and prodded so many times....and after the needle would go in, her veins would collapse and give out. I hated that for her. But through it all one would have NEVER known that our baby was sick...she was happy and smiley every single minute. That in itself was a blessing!
Eloise on Saturday morning...we quickly found out that she did not want to sleep in her crib, so we asked for a bed to be brought in. Eloise slept on my chest for three nights...in all honesty...I loved every minute of it.
Sleepy baby
We brought her bunny that Aunt Poco gave her. Aunt Poco recorded her voice and we played it over and over again for Eloise.
SEE?!? Happy baby!

Sunday afternoon...taking a little cat nap
Sleeping on her daddy

Mom...everyone knows I'm cute..stop taking pictures!
Ok! I'll smile for you!

All sprawled out on Monday morning sleeping in the bed
YAY! The doctor just gave us the all clear...WE CAN GO HOME!

Precious angel

Poor baby with her IV

Once we were allowed to go home, Eloise's LaLee (Walt's momma) came up and stayed with Eloise on Tuesday and Wednesday. LaLee took Eloise to the doctor and Eloise had so much fun. Walt and I were extremely thankful that LaLee came up...Walt had to go to Midland for work and I had to go back to school. We love you LaLee!!
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week at school. In my 6 years of teaching I have never experienced a Teacher Appreciation Week like this one. The parents really go all out and it is obvious that they are extremely thankful for the teachers. Not only do the parents go all out, but the teachers do as well. We have a theme every day where we are supposed to dress up. Well our overall theme this year was "Holland Rocks" so on Thursday we had the "Htv" Music Awards. The teachers were given a luncheon from 11-1 (parent coverage provided). There were awards, food, and entertainment. My team decided that we would all dress up as famous singers. I was Tim McGraw and Beth went as Faith Hill. My partner, Emily, dressed up as Kanye West, and Melissa was Taylor Swift. Sarah went as the so precious Kelly Pickler. We had so much fun...and we WON for the most creative team for Thursday! I scared myself because I looked so much like a man. My kids didn't know who I was, teachers didn't know who I was...am I really that masculine??
I am so blessed that I was given the opportunity to work at such an incredible school...and with such an amazing team. I talk about my team a lot....and this is because I truly, honestly LOVE going to work every day and being with them. They have had my back from day one, no questions asked. When Eloise was put in the hospital and I knew I wouldn't be at school Monday, my partner, Emily, picked up the slack and took care of all my stuff. Sarah made sure my sub plans were done, so I had to prepare NOTHING and Melissa and Beth were right there as well to inform the sub on all the things that needed to be done. Not too many people can work in an environment where people just do that, no questions asked. I love my team.
Here is Tim (I honestly look like a man, it scares me), Faith, Kayne and Kelly Pickler

Me and my beautiful wife, Faith

Me and my partner in crime..KANYE!

Kisses from my wife


Our whole team...Mer (Tim), Beth (Faith), Sarah (Kelly), Emily (Kanye), Melissa (Taylor), and Melyssa (Alicia Keys)

WE HAD AN ELVIS IMPERSONATOR

He's leaving the building

And here we are...the winners for the best dressed for the day...
We are the "Bomb dot Com!"

4 comments:

The Zipser Family said...

so glad that she is feeling better! Love the pictures

BabyGraham said...

Poor Little baby! I was so happy when you went home! Claire has fever from Jack now! Ummm your last picture of your pose makes me crack up!

kinsey said...

oh meredith...i'm SO sorry eloise was in the hospital!!! that is HORRIBLE!!! glad she is better now though :-)

Elizabeth said...

I am SO sorry your sweet baby was in the hospital - it's the WORST!!! So glad she is doing better!!! Awesome that they let you bring a bed in the room...part of our doctor's orders were for the baby to sleep on an incline in the crib. Not fun. I bet you are exhausted!