Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Super Heroes

Olivia had her first t-ball practice this morning.  Her cousin, Izzy, and her are the only girls on the team.  They are really cute with their pink gloves and pink balls and pink helmets.


I was really proud of how she did this morning.  She didn’t even cry when she got her first softball hit to the head.  Sheesh. . .what are the odds of that happening at the first practice?




Running the bases



Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

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Why is this little girl so happy?

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Because she finally got a new water table (thanks to spoiling grandparents.)  Her old one was destroyed by hail last summer. . .it literally put two big holes in it.  She’s been begging for a new one ever since.  We didn’t want to get her a new table to use for one summer and then outgrow it.  I think for a second we forgot that we were having another baby.  Of course, it will get plenty of use in the years to come.  LOL!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Looking Back

Olivia and I spent quite awhile this evening looking back at her baby pictures and videos.  She could literally do that all day long, but I probably could too.  She loves to watch videos of herself before she could talk or crawl or walk.  She thinks it is hilarious to listen to herself babble, squeal and laugh.  And, I learned something that I will remember with our new baby. . .do not worry about messes in the backgrounds of pictures.  Those messes are Olivia’s favorite parts.  She loves to look through pictures and find her old toys.  It cracks her up to find things that she still plays with or remembers. Here are a few of her favorites.




So, I will remember that the messier the background, the better. LOL! And the best time to get pictures is when they can sit, but before they are mobile.  You simply sit them down, make them laugh and you have a great picture!



I will also remember to take video of every stage of speech development. . .it changes so rapidly and my heart just melts with videos like this:

Olivia talking at 2 years old


And, just for fun. . .here’s one of the first pics of her in glasses.  I can’t believe I ever kept them on her at that age!  What a sweetie!

Monday, May 21, 2012

9 Weeks


Current size of baby: The size of a Squinkie (or grape.) Olivia’s really excited about that one.

How far along? 9 weeks

Total weight gain: 3 lbs

Inches Gained: 1 inch

Maternity clothes? No

Sleep: Good

How I'm feeling: Very fatigued, a bit nauseous.

Best moment this week: Sleeping in. . .twice

Movement: No

Food cravings: Anything but salads and raw vegetables

Food aversions: Salads and raw vegetables

Gender: unknown

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: My allergy eye drops. I have horrible allergies in the form of really itchy eyes. I can’t use my eye drops when pregnant or any eye drops that have the “gets the red out” medicine in them. I can only use lubricant eye drops which do nothing for me. What I wouldn’t give for one single drop of relief. . . LOL!

What I am looking forward to: My next OB appt on June 6th.

Milestones: Getting through each day, each week. . .one step at a time.