Olivia is two months old now. I feel like I've said that a time or two already. I guess cause everyone is always asking how the baby is. She had her doctor apt today. She is in the fifty percentile for both height and weight. He weighed in at a whopping 11.7 and she is 22 3/4 inches long. We got her first shots and did fine with them. She screamed and then slept most of the day. She is growing and has a cute little personality. Se still grunts and makes funny faces and smiles. She has giggled a couple times too which is cute. I just live her so much already.
I also really love my sweet Lilly bug. She has been pretty super having a little sister to adjust to. I asked her if she wanted to give Olivia back and she said "no never" ! Lilly is being a good helper too while her dad is gone. She restocks the diapers for me and gets clothes for Olivia. She always tries to dress her in funny things. I think cause she has a funny sense of style. The other day as decided to wear moms tank top as a dress. She said it was a pretty gown. Haha! Today I told her to go get dressed and she made a grand entrance down the stairs dressed in shorts and a tank but had put on a floppy hat, sunglasses and topped it all off with a scarf I had made her for Christmas. She wears this scarf all the time And dons a whole different personality to go with it. Lilly has quite the imagination and I'm always surprised when grown ups take such interest in her. They seem to think she is adorable and so funny cause no one ever knows what she is going to do or say next. My sweet funny girl.
Emma has been over a few times too while Allan has been in Africa. She wants to hold Olivia a lot. I find this sweet and nerve racking all at the same time. Pretty sure she still wants nothing to do with a dirty diaper. Both kids act like the diaper might bite them even if it's wrapped up where nothing will get on them. Sometimes they ask if it's a poopy one or a pee one.. Not sure why.. They don't want poop or pee getting on them. Lol
Allan gets home next week and I can't wait! E can't either. Today they served fish heads for lunch. Fish heads! Gross! So he is looking forward to some real food. I'm gonna have to break out my recipe book again. Anyway everyone have a great night!
Allan is on his final week out on the rig before he comes home for a month. We have been so busy lately. I went back to work after being off for about two months. It's nice to be back but a lot has changed. Some nurses quit and other people were let go. So I'm playing catch up a little. Olivia is two months old now and has earned her spot in the family haha. She switched over to formula now. We only made it 6 weeks for breastfeeding. The formula constipated her and everything I tried just hasn't helped but I think she might be adjusting now. She has had a few nights now of screaming fits. She has been great most of the time for babysitters. I seem to be the lucky one that has to endure her fury! Lilly loves Olivia but did ask me why I didn't love her so much and why I loved baby Olivia the other night. It broke my heart a little and I had to snuggle up with her and tell her I loved her soooo much and that she was my first special baby. We are all looking forward to dad getting home. I'll be able to give them both attention better hopefully when I have an extra set of hands around here. Othe than taking care of babies there isn't too much going on. We are having a hot summer but the last few days we have had monsoon weather. I love a good storm but our backyard was pretty flooded after three storms. Olivia gets her first set of shots this week. Wish us luck. Anyway I have been up since 4 am so I'm going to bed while I can.
some of the blow up water slides they had. That's lilly in her bathing suit running by happy as a little lark.
she was very brave climbing up the slides. the line had 7 little boys in it and lilly was the only little girl standing there. I didn't know if she would be able to climb that ladder cause it was wet and slippery but she made me proud.
in the bounce house. I had to drag her out. She is becoming such a big brave fearless little girl. No longer my little baby.
briana and laura dancing to the band playing.
We had a blast at the park in florence( the next town down about 30 mins) they had so much stuff to do. It was great family fun. We went with karen and her kids and lilly had a blast running around with all of them. they had water slides, free watermelon, a band, bounce houses, mud volleyball, horse shoe tournament, basketball, skate park, and playgrounds among other stuff. It was a nice firework show too. We will be going next year again for sure!
Random title to this post I know. Happy 4th of July! We are going to see some fireworks tonight. I'm just not sure where and who with yet. We went to the farm down the street last year. It was a fantastic show but traffic is horrible afterwards. I live 5 minutes from there and it took me over an hour to get home. It is fun though and some of our friends are going there tonight. Our other friends go to Florence every year and they want us to go with. They give out free watermelon to all the kids and I guess have a lot of things to do. So I kinda want to check it out. This family has lived here their whole life so I assume they know where to go for the most fun. So stay tuned I'll post pictures of the days fun!
Sleeping or happy baby. We switched to full on formula now cause I'm going back to work and decided I wasn't going to keep pumping. This switch made Olivia very mad for a few days. She was having belly aches and just not happy. She cried so much that I eventually cried and mom cried the day I went to work. She was tough to handle. But we discovered this stuff called colic calm. It's homeopathic and it worked wonders! I gave her one dropper full and it was like I had a whole new baby. She has been happy since. Smiling even. She is sleeping pretty good now too . She still wakes up a Couple times a night but it's not for long now and she has decided that she likes her swing now too! Yeah!
Winning- I went out with some friends last night to play bingo. It was the first one I went with these two ladies Cindy and genie. We had us h a good time. Allan use to work with both of their husbands at the steel mill. Anyway I won on the very last game. And I hit the moneyball. I had to split with another winner but I still walked away with 990 bucks. I'm on a winning streak I think.
Anyway happy fourth of July I'm going back to bed to get a couple more hours of sleep!
I graduated Nursing school last year and started back for my BSN. Our family moved to phoenix after i graduated and so we are making a new life here. So between a new place, a new job, and raising kido's theres always a whirlwind of stuff going on in our life and you can read about it here.