Saturday, August 25, 2012

Olivia’s 5th Birthday Party

Thanks to those who braved the torrential downpour and came to Olivia’s party.  We’ve hardly had any rain in months, but right when everyone was making their way to Olivia’s party it decides to pour!  Seemed fitting for an Under The Sea party since everyone got soaked.  LOL!


Getting ready for her party!



Thanks to Aunt Shelley for putting on such a great party at Jazzercise Fitness Center!  Being almost 23 weeks pregnant (Olivia and Logan were born at 23 weeks, 1 day) I worried about doing too much for her party.  Thankfully, Shelley took care of it for me and everyone had a GREAT time!


Me and baby sis chilled for a bit before the party.



Izzy’s fishy face


Olivia’s Great Great Aunt Mary


A game of Fish Fish SHARK!



Making an ocean in a bottle








BFF Madison


Thanks to all who came to Olivia’s party!  It meant the world to Olivia to have you there!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Olivia Is Almost Five!

I made two of these videos of Olivia from the past year. . .one with this song and one with the Chipmunks singing Survivor. Olivia informed me that she didn’t like my choice in song. (I think she likes songs that are more upbeat. LOL!) I also have another 8 minute video of her from birth, but didn’t think anyone would make it through the whole thing. Anyways, enjoy!! I can’t believe she’ll be five next week!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What do you do when you are told to take it easy and you have a child to entertain?  Take silly pictures on your iPad!  This is one of Olivia’s favorite things to do.  She especially loves taking videos of herself then she watches them and recreates everything she did in the video. LOL!

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And here’s just a normal one of her relaxing in her pjs. 

Also, we decided on our baby girl’s nursery.  We have also decided on a name, but we aren’t officially sharing with everyone yet.  We wanted something completely different from Olivia’s pink room, but still girly.  We are going to paint the walls that blue color as well. Can’t wait!

Cotton Tale Penny Lane 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set - Cotton Tale  - Babies"R"Us

And here’s the window valance:

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Hearing Test

So proud of Olivia today! She had her hearing test that she has had to retake 2 years in a row because she resisted anything in or around her ears. What a big girl she was today though! She was so excited about it! She even wore the headphones that allowed them to test each ear individually. She passed with flying colors, which is astounding for a former 23 weeker. We've never been worried about her hearing so it was kinda frustrating to have to keep redoing the test. Olivia's definitely growing up!! We celebrated with a trip to McDonalds and rented a Redbox movie to watch this afternoon.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

22 Weeks

Current size of baby: 15 oz (Olivia and Logan were around 17.5 oz when they were born!)

How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain: 13 lbs (I gained no weight last week and I lost a ½ lb this week. I guess that’s okay???)

Inches Gained: 5 inches

Maternity clothes? Yes.

Sleep: Pretty good. I bought a Boppy wedge pillow and I think it will help some.  I have a pregnancy pillow from my first pregnancy, but it takes up half of the bed. 

How I'm feeling Pretty good. I think back to how I felt with Olivia and Logan at this point. I was 15 lbs heavier with horrible back pain and constant cramping. I’m doing much better compared to that, which allows me to hope that I will carry this baby much longer.

Best moment this week: My gender reveal party and telling everyone that we’re having a girl! We actually found out the gender the night I was in the hospital and I had to keep it a secret for a week! I’m sure I slipped a few times.

Food cravings: None really.

Food aversions: None

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: NO. Thank goodness

Belly Button in or out? Out

What I miss: Being able to do more stuff. It’s hard when you actually have the motivation to clean and you can’t.

What I am looking forward to: Olivia’s 5th birthday party on Saturday. I can’t believe that I will have a 5 year old. I’m so proud of how far she has come in 5 years!

Milestones: We registered this weekend for our baby. Luckily, we still have a car seat, crib, breast pump, high chair, etc. But, after going through Olivia’s old clothes I noticed that we have hardly any newborn and 0-3 month clothes. She was on Phenobarbital for months after we brought her home and she threw up every day. Sadly, I had to throw most of the clothes away because Phenobarbital stained so badly!