Saturday, September 12, 2009

A week of family

It's been the week of Grandparents for Olivia. My parents were in from Indianapolis for a tour of PA at the beginning of the week. We were their first stop. I think Lancaster and Gettysburg were next on the list. I enjoy being able to share Olivia with them. We just saw them a month ago, but she's changed so much. We made a trip to the National Aviary on the North Side. What a neat place. It was a first time visit for all of us and Josh is a native. No one got pooped on either!

Grammy K came to visit for a couple days at the end of the week. Josh was working every night so we got some good quality time together. Josh gets wound up when she's around...there's somebody else's buttons other than mine to push when she's around, so it's kind of nice for him to be kept busy. It was a really pleasant visit though. She helps me get caught up on housework and lets me sleep in the morning by taking Olivia. Works for me!

I have no recollection of this picture being taken. Josh must have been helping me get Olivia ready for bed.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Good Week

This week has been a great week to be a mom. I'm not 100% sure why, but it's Friday and I'm feeling really good.

Maybe it's because Olivia is sleeping in her own room and doing a good job. I'm getting 3 solid hours of sleep at a time. Hooray! Or is it because, we finally had our appointment with our new pediatrician and he is phenomenal! We had such a bad experience with her first one, I thought all Ped's were going to be like that. Who didn't do their research? She got her first shots though. She cried but she was such a good girl. It was too funny, she cried for a second with the first shot, then stopped as the nurse was giving her the 2nd one. Olivia was intrigued as to what this lady was sticking into her leg. The crying didn't stop though between the 2nd and 3rd one. Once Dad handed her over to me, she piped down. She loves her Momma. You wouldn't think it would be so unexpected to go somewhere where your concerns and opinions are listened to, and you're treated with respect. None of that "Oh you had her at one of those places where you were released in 24 hours"

I know that the shots are necessary, and I do feel better about her starting to get immunized, but it makes me so nervous. I'm still afraid that something will go wrong. She's a happy girl though. An hour later she managed to pull off her band-aid and was playing with it.

Her stats for 8 months are
16 lb 4.8 oz
26 inches
Head circumference 48 cm
She's in the 25th percentile for about everything. She's my little petite girlie.

Back to why it was a good week...maybe it's because Josh is out of the house all day!! He's back to working days at the Club. He's also still DJ'ing some nights. I didn't realize how cranky we made each other. It's nice to be just me and Olivia.