Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010 - Update

So much sweeter than a box of chocolates

As you might already know, my husband does not "believe" in Valentines Day. Don't feel too sorry for me. He just doesn't think a person should do something nice for their significant other only once a year. And feel forced to do it. (I think one year, he must have had an empty Valentines box at school.) He somehow finds ways around it. For instance, this year, I got a massage for Happy Super Bowl Day. I've received things through the years for President's Day, Lincoln's Birthday, etc. This year, he also helped me paint the laundry room, which I'll take over flowers or chocolates any day. Plus, he does thoughtful things throughout the year, so it's not so bad having a husband who doesn't celebrate Valentines Day. For all those that do (and don't) I hope you have a wonderful day overflowing with blessings.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Three's Company

Go-worm, Olivia and Ree-ree

The three of them go everywhere together.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - Update

Just some random pictures of our days here at home. We working on coloring "back and forth" and "up and down." Then, we'll move on to making circles. . .just some suggestions from her OT. We're also trying to stack more than 4 blocks and string Cheerios on a pipe cleaner. She's doing awesome!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - Update

Shawna and Mckenna

Kerrick and Olivia sharing a coloring book.

Today was a great day. It started with a playdate. My friend, Shawna, came over with her son, Kerrick, and daughter, Mckenna. Shawna and I went to college together and have been friends for 12+ years. Her children are as sweet as they are adorable. After our playdate, Olivia and I met Ryan at Bartellis and had pizza for lunch. Then, Olivia and I came home and took a 2 hour nap! It was heaven. . .especially since she rarely naps anymore. The best news of all came when I weighed Olivia tonight. She now weighs 22 lbs!!! I'm sure her newfound appreciation of chocolate milk had a hand in that. It's been a slow process, but we're getting there. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Occupational Therapy

Yesterday, Olivia had an OT evaluation at Wesley (where she spent her 105 day NICU stay.) Her developmental pediatrician suggested some additional OT due to her fine motor delay. It went really well and not only do they feel confident that they can help her, they gave me a lot of ideas to do at home. She will be starting weekly OT therapy next week. Olivia struggles with performing tasks that require her to turn her wrists. . .such as unscrewing lids, using utensils and opening door knobs. She still does not have a lot of strength in her upper body due to her premature birth as babies do a lot of strength and resistance training in the womb. Her reluctance to use her arms really set her back. Olivia LOVED her occupational therapist and really latched on to her. I'm hoping this additional therapy will allow her to catch up in this area and I'm actually really excited about it. It will be one more reason to get out of the house each week, which will make the rest of the winter go by that much faster. Please pray for Olivia's continued progress in all areas.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snowy Day

And I have to wear these on my hands too?

Ready. . . .set. . .


Cousin Katie and Olivia

Cousin Alex and Olivia

My new favorite picture (Alex and Olivia)