Friday, November 16, 2012

New Glasses

We picked up Olivia's new glasses this morning. They are really really cute and she likes them a lot. We've been without a back up pair for months, so I'm grateful we have her old ones to use again. These are her third pair of frames since getting glasses at 1 1/2 years old. Her face is so narrow that we don't have quite the selection to choose from yet, but they still have some cute ones. We are looking at a second strabismus surgery next spring or summer, which I'm not at all looking forward to. But, it's necessary and I'd like it done before kindergarten.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cutie Mama

Olivia has been extremely loving and affectionate lately. I get numerous hugs and I love you's daily. And this is from a girl we had to teach how to hug. ( When she was younger, she would push you away when you tried to hug her.) I've really enjoyed these last few one on one weeks with my girl before Abigail comes. Olivia regularly tells me that I'm the best mom ever which is so comforting to hear. Tonight I was feeling brave and asked her why I was the best mom ever. I was expecting some profound answer that would put to rest any insecurity I had about being a mother. And Olivia says," Because you're such a cutie mama!" Huh? LOL! Um, ok. Hopefully it has more to do with my unconditional love and devotion to her.

I had another biophysical today and Abigail scored another 8/8. She was more reluctant to move and her hand was covering her face the entire time. She definitely didn't want to be bothered. I can't believe how much our world will change in just a month's time. Hopefully someday our sleeping arrangements will get back to normal. Ryan has been sleeping in the other room for weeks because my snoring is so awful. So, then Olivia has moved into bed with me. She gets a little annoyed by my snoring, but as long as she goes to sleep first, it doesn't bother her. We went 5 years without Olivia EVER sleeping in our bed and now it's become a nightly occurrence. Not really proud of this development, but it is what it is. Olivia gets so lonely in her room at night and I fully sympathize with her because I remember feeling that same way as a child. It's an emotional subject for me. I slept with my mom for many years. Olivia has turned into me. When Abigail is older, we've considered putting them in the same room if that's what they would both want. I would have loved a sister to share a room with. . .well, until the teen years at least. Anyhow, adding a baby into the mix is really going to throw everyone off. But, hopefully my snoring will go away and everyone ( including this cutie mama) will sleep well in their proper places.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Which One Is Real?

Olivia loves her kitty Kelsey!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

34 Weeks


Current size of baby: 5 lbs

How far along? 34 weeks

Total weight gain 38-40 lbs. Thank you, pregnancy weight gain calculator, for informing me that I’m 12 lbs over the high end of my target weight gain.

Maternity clothes? Yes. I’ve even outgrown some of my short sleeve maternity shirts. L

Sleep: Not good, but who sleeps well in the third trimester anyway?

How I'm feeling: A lot of pressure. She is head down and really really low. I still have a lingering cold.

Best moment this week: Enjoying the last few weeks of spending a lot of one on one time with Olivia.

Movement: Yes

Food cravings: Anything and everything, unfortunately, as you can tell from my weight gain.

Food aversions: None

Gender: Girl named Abigail

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? out

What I miss: Sleep.

What I am looking forward to: December 10th, the day we not only celebrate Olivia’s 5th homecoming anniversary, but the day we get to meet our Abigail.