Saturday, July 12, 2008

More Adorable Pictures

Look at how tall I am!
I love to play with daddy.

I love to snuggle up with mommy.

I'm getting kind of tired mom. . .can' . .

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008 - Update

Aren't I cute in my sailor outfit? I borrowed it from Izzy.I wore it today because it's my Grandpa Sailing's birthday.
Look at me trying to sit up like a big girl!

Olivia has just been super cute this week. I haven't been able to put the camera down. We actually took a trip to the mall today (and I didn't even buy anything.) I wanted to get out of the house, but it's been either too hot, too muggy, too windy or too rainy. Sometimes I never know how she's going to do. She knows how to scream really loud and I never know when she's going to practice it.

I also went in hopes that the exercise would help wake me up a bit. My fatigue just keeps getting worse and worse. I even went to the doctor about it yesterday. There's tired and then there's beyond tired which is what I've been feeling. Even when I get 8 hours of sleep, I still don't feel rested when I get up. He did some blood work to make sure there is no underlying problem. I'm sure it will come back fine. . .it always does. . .just like all my prenatal tests came back spectacular. I've actually been researching delayed sleep phase syndrome and boy, does it describe me perfectly. Like I've always known, my body doesn't follow any sort of normal cycle, schedule or rhythm at all. I'm tired all day and then when the sun goes down, I wake up. I'm hoping to get a handle on it soon as I just want to feel energized. . .even if it's just once a week. I tell ya, I'm getting closer to becoming a coffee drinker.

I found out yesterday that my grandpa is in the hospital. They are not quite sure what's wrong with him and if his symptoms are due to his Alzheimer's medication. My grandpa is one of the greatest men I've ever met. Please say a prayer for him and that he gets to go home soon.
**Evening Update**
My grandpa is now home and doing better.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - Update

Mommy's new favorite picture
Sometimes my mom pretends that she's the mommy monster. . . .

She was extra funny today.

And guess what? My Grandma Glunt. . .oops, she wants to be called Grandma Mary, came over to see me today. I can't wait to show you how beautiful my dress is for my baptism. My grandma made it for me.

I was able to try it on. I felt like a princess.
And guess what else?

Tomorrow is my grandpa's birthday! Happy Birthday Grandpa Sailing!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Prayer Request

Please take a moment to visit Heather's blog and be sure to keep her in your prayers. Heather is my in-laws' in-law and has been a faithful reader of my blog. She has provided us with lots of prayer and support and now she is needing some herself. Her doctor believes that she has developed melanoma cancer that has spread to at least one lymph node. She faces the possibility of surgery and chemotherapy while trying to care for a 2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old.

Heather just turned 30 this year and it's hard to believe that cancer is something people our age have to deal with. Sometimes I just don't understand all of the hardships in this world. I have heard of numerous people that are dealing with cancer in their family. I know that during my darkest times. . .comments, cards and support meant the world to me. My heart and prayers are with you all.

From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.
Psalm 61

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I LOVE. . .

My Prunes!
I really only bought them to counter the effect of the bananas. Little did I know. . .she would love them! She was quite pleased to have them this afternoon after I tried to feed her beef and gravy.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - Update

I really don't want this patch on today.
Olivia and Uncle Joel

Today is just one of those lazy days when it's nice to stay in your pajamas. After Olivia's morning bottle, she was still a little cranky so we climbed into bed. . .and slept for 2.5 hours! She has decided that taking a nap in mom and dad's bed is pretty nice. I'm sure the rain and thunder outside had something to do with it as well. And, she's napping again right now. Don't you just love lazy days like these?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008 - Update

Just a quick story with dad before church. . .
Olivia had her 10 month checkup this afternoon. Her hemoglobin was normal, so we finally get to discontinue the Poly-Vi-Sol. She weighed 14 lbs 9 oz and was 24 3/4 in long. (Last time she was 25 1/4 in. long. . hmmm.) Her head circumference was 41.5 cm. She remains in the 25-50% on the preemie chart. I was so happy to tell him that she was finally rolling over. We're still working with her on arm position and on learning to sit unassisted.

I've been trying to figure out what to get Olivia for her 1st birthday. Remember that she'll be 12 months old, but her adjusted age is only 8 months. So, I thought I would ask all of you for ideas. Do you know of a certain toy that your 8-12+ month old absolutely LOVED? I already have a few ideas, but I would love to hear from all of you.

Now, I'll get back to stuffing my face with puppy chow. I had an overwhelming craving for it last night and decided to make some. I've recently found that I get headaches from too much chocolate, so not only did I get a stomach ache from it. . .my head hurt as well. Yet, I continue to eat it because it's so good.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Olivia's Baptism

Please join us for the baptism of
Olivia Paige

Sunday, July 20, 2008
11 am

208 E Central
Maize, KS 67101