Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Almost 2 months...what?!?!

I haven't posted in a bit because we are starting to get on an actual schedule! I cannot believe that Olivia is almost 2 months old. Where did this time go? She is starting to be less of a "lump" and more of her personality is shining through.

She smiled for the first time at 5 weeks. It was pure perfection! She was only smiling during the middle of the night feedings at first, but now, she typically smiles at everyone all times of the day! 
 Moses joins us for many feedings, especially when Steve isn't around and Mo is lacking attention. He paws his way up to her recliner and joins us on the boppy. Olivia hasn't really noticed him yet...he should enjoy that while that's the case!
 Olivia hung out with Uncle Nick last week and sported her "My Uncle Rocks" bib for him. School of Rock really should consider getting some of these! I think he liked it too.
 Olivia also met her Great Great Aunt Rosie from Florida. She seemed to like her immensely. I think it's mostly the stark contrast between her skin and her jet black hair! HAHA!
 We also went to Mt. Hebron for a baby shower and some Homecoming festivities last week. She was all smiles (for the most part) and seemed to enjoy being passed around by various people! I loved seeing my friends and enjoying my former students.
 This week, we are mostly hanging out around the house, doing some cleaning and laundry, and just enjoying our time together. Hopefully, we will be hanging out with gramma and gramps later in the week or the weekend.

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Hopefully, we'll be back with a 2-month post next week, but time will tell! Next month is baby proof the house for our nanny and Olivia's 10 month old buddy and get ready for going back to work (boo!).

Monday, September 9, 2013

Photo Shoot & 1 Month

Little miss O had her first professional photo shoot last week. You can see the sneak peek pictures on Stevie's Blog here

All in the same week, Olivia had many firsts. Her biggest one was her first real bath...

she wasn't too sure at first but didn't cry
in the end, she loved it! She loves having her hair washed!
 Olivia also met her cousins, Jordyn and Chloe this week. Although Jordyn cannot talk yet, Chloe calls her baby 'Livia. She could not wait to meet her! We had a great time with them and know that they will be good friends.
 Little O is growing bigger by the day and becoming more expressive. Her personality is starting to show through, and she makes it very clear when we aren't doing something fast enough or she wants something.
 While she spent a large amount of time sleeping the first few weeks, the naps are fewer now, sometimes the feedings are more regular, and the nighttime has gotten a lot better! We are getting anywhere between 4-6 hours for the first stretch now. We don't feel quite human yet, but we are getting there.
she has already grown out of all of her newborn pjs
 Later in the week, Olivia turned one month old! Where did that month go? Do I want to do it over again...heck no! We took some one-month photos, but those did not go so well. She has been really clingy the past few days and wants to eat ALL of the time. Maybe next month will be better!
many people are saying she doesn't like Disney...lies!
so upset!
 For now, we are trying to survive each day as Steve goes back to work and somehow manage to eat a couple of meals each day, do some laundry, and check one thing off of the to-do list. So far, cleaning is not on that list! It will happen...maybe. Here's one last cute pic of my girl:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Few Truths

  • I'm SO freakin' tired
  • my house is dirty
  • my baby is beautiful! don't believe me? see below!
  • Moses wants to return her
  • most of the time I love her more than anything, but there are some moments that I want to return her too
  • I only get to breast feed, declutter my house, and maybe do some laundry each day
  • I miss my job and my coworkers
  • I'm sad that I missed the first day of school
  • breastfeeding and pumping literally control everything I get to do in a day; if I go anywhere during the day, I don't get to pump and my supply for back-to-work is jeopardized
  • I'm down 25 lbs. pre-pregnancy and have already had to buy new pants
  • I still have 9 weeks left, but I already don't want to leave her when I go back to work
  • my husband is AMAZING and does absolutely everything that I can't get to, but I worry how anything will get done when he goes back to work
  • have I said that I miss my coworkers? oh yeah, I'll say it again!

That's enough for now, time to eat dinner (hopefully, while it's hot) and maybe squeeze in a nap before she's awake again! For now, here's some pics until the next blog post...

Moses spends every feeding in the nursery with me...he's SO tired
my cute little naked baby!
learning new things on her Nemo play gym