Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - Update

You're a cute little otter. . .would you be my friend?
I guess if I can't be held by mom all day, this is a close second.

Well, I don't want to brag, but my mom says I'm pretty amazing!

It seems I have unintentially taught Olivia that she has to be held all of the time. She lasts about 5-10 minutes in her bouncy seat, swing, crib or boppy until she realizes that she's not being held. I am trying to learn that it's okay for her to cry a bit and not rush in her room and grab her at the slightest whimper. So, when she cries. . .I am trying to evaluate what she needs to see if she truly needs me to hold her. It's very difficult because I want her to know that I'm always here, but I also want her to gain confidence in herself.

I have also started doing some sign language with Olivia. My two best friends growing up are hearing impaired, so I had the opportunity to learn it at a young age. Of course, I have a lot of freshening up to do, but Olivia seems very intrigued by it.
Please keep my brother in your prayers as he goes in tomorrow for surgery to have his gallbladder removed. Rainbows is also coming tomorrow morning for Olivia's evaluation. Hopefully, she'll show them all that she can do.


Keith & Sarah Milligan said...

She is getting so big!!! :D I especially love the one of her asleep in the Boppy.

And don't forget, you can't spoil a baby ;) Have you tried a sling or a wrap or a Baby Bjorn and wearing her while doing what you need to do? That might really help both of you out - it'd keep your hands free while still being able to keep her close.


Heather said...

I just ordered a sling, Ella seems to have the same feelings that Olivia does about being held all the time. I will let you know if the sling works. It's just so easy to sit and hold them all day long! I just can't think of a more enjoyable thing to do all day!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you all. I hope all went well with Rainbows, and I hope Donnie's surgery went well too. Keep us posted!


P.S. Love the pictures!