Monday, December 10, 2012

Half a Year Already!

I'm a few days late with this but that seems to be the trend lately which is totally not like me but whatever I guess!  You and your sister keep me pretty busy these days!

Olivia is so hard for me to believe that a half of a year has gone by already.  6 whole big months and you are quite the little character!  Here are just a few things that have gone on this last month:

* You are 15 pounds 11 ounces which puts you the 45th percentile for weight and 26 inches which puts you in the 75th percentile for your height.

* You are so ridiculously high maintenance in the sense that you LOVE to be in the know.  You HATE being ignored and would much rather be held and it seems like lately you want mommy more.

* You are still completely obsessed with your big sister.  You want to get up and move so badly just so you can be by her all the time!  She can get you to smile that wonderfully beautiful big smile all the time.  And she loves that she's able to do that.

* Speaking of moving your mode of transportation is rolling everywhere.  We can no longer trust you with where you might end up!  We found you under the tree the other night batting at ornaments after you ripped the tree skirt from under it.

* You have developed the most wonderful contagious hearty laugh and I just love it!  You are ticklish under your arms and your chubby little legs and I'm usually the one that can get you going!

* Your smile lights up your entire face.  You don't just smile with your mouth but with all your being!  And it's beautiful!

* We have been slowly introducing some solids.  You've had applesauce, bananas and rice cereal.  It's going ok!  You are still trying to figure out how the whole thing works with your tongue and swallowing.  Although you get super excited when I feed you and end up smiling so it all comes running out or you get a mouth full and then start blowing bubbles which in turn means food all over mom!

* No teeth yet but I have a feeling it won't be long.  Everything gets shoved into your mouth and there is quite a bit of drool still!

* You are somewhat....oh how do I put this?......Bipolar?!  It amazes me that you can be so happy one minute and within seconds screaming!  And I mean screaming!!  You take after your big sister!

* Your naps Suck Ass!  I really wish you would figure out how fricken awesome naps are and take them regularly!  That would be so fabulous for mom and dad cuz man you can be an asshole!  A cute asshole but an asshole nonetheless!

* Speaking of naps and sleeping it would also be wonderful if you would enjoy sleeping thru the night. Just another favor I'd like to ask of you!  So Yay...lets work on that!'s been a crazy first 6 months and I've loved every minute of it.  Sleep deprivation and all!  Sometimes I want to rip my hair out (although you do plenty of that for me) but I wouldn't trade any of it for anything.  I love you to the moon and back and can't wait to see what the next 6 months brings us!

"No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you.  After all, you're the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

5 Months Old Miss Livy Girl

Happy 5 months my beautiful baby girl!!!  I don't really understand how it's been 5 months already but it has!

You are quite the little lady!!!  So much like your big sister it's a little scary.  You are a ridiculously happy and smiley baby but then you can turn on us in a second.  9 times out of 10 it's because we are "ignoring" you.  You definitely DO NOT like to be ignored.  You like to be in the know.  You like to be where everyone else is.  You are fine for a tiny bit lying and playing on the floor but the instant you realize we aren't right next to you you freak the hell out.  You just are a nosey little poop!!!  It makes it a little difficult to get things done sometimes because you just want to be held.  Honestly I don't mind all that much....I want you to stay little for as long as possible.

The noises that come out of your mouth are contagious!  You have definitely found your voice and love to hear yourself!

You constantly follow your sister where ever she goes.  You are so intrigued by her and it is so cute to watch you watch her.  The two of you are going to be serious trouble once you are more mobile!  It makes me a little nervous!

You are rolling everywhere!  Like everywhere!  You start on one side of the room and within seconds you are on the other side of the room!  And then you get pissed!

You don't like to sit still.  Actually you don't like to sit at all.  Just like your sister you are already standing!  Not on your own but you are not content to just sit with us anymore.

You still love to snuggle with me which I totally love!  I hope that doesn't ever end.

So my little lovey...I ask that you please slow your roll a little!  I'm so excited to see what this next month brings us and how many more milestones we reach!  You and your sister are our everything and I'm so happy and proud to be your momma!!!  Love you you little poppers!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Month 4 of Olivia Rose

Little Miss Livy girl!!!  You might be the smiliest baby I know!  You can absolutely light up a room with that big cheeky grin of yours and I love it!

* You still constantly drool and spit up and your dad and I are beginning to think you have something against dry clothes?  Because it never fails that within 30 seconds of us changing you into something dry you spit up....even if you ate like 2 hours spit that shit up all over your clean dry clothes and then you smile!

* You are absolutely enthralled with you big sister.  You watch her in whatever she is doing so intently and I can tell that you can't wait til you can run around her crazy ass!  She sings and dances for you and you eat up every moment of it.  She's the one that can get you smiling the most and it honestly is one the most precious things I've ever seen.  It literally makes my heart want to explode because I can see already how tight the two of you are going to be.  That makes this mama very happy!

* You are no longer content to just sit back and relax.  You are a nosy little girl!!!  You need to be able to see whats going on around you and you don't really like to sit still all that much.  Constantly walking around with us or moving and bouncing your little more laying back and chillin.

* You are not one for being ignored.  You Scream.... A LOT!

* We've sat you in you bumbo and exersaucer just recently because of the whole nosy and not wanting to chill thing and it keeps you entertained for a while so thats a plus!

* We finally started putting you in your crib at night to sleep and you've done pretty well with the adjustment.  Your whole thing is you love being snuggled tight.  And trust me I snuggle ya whenever I get the chance.

* You are so super close to rolling over but you still pretty much hate being on your stomach.  I'm trying to work on tummy time a little more but you scream....a lot!

* You are grabbing at just about everything which includes mommy's and Mia's hair!  And let me tell you, you have a damn good grip.  I'm pretty sure you have pulled chunks of mommy's hair out.  But you think it's funny!  Like literally...when you get a good chunk of my hair and I tell you not to pull mommy's hair you get a huge grin on your face and think it's hilarious!  Not so much kid...that shit really hurts!!!

* You like watching Cartoons with your sister.  I think it's all the bright colors and music!

* You are super ticklish under your arms and your sides.  Your little laugh is somewhere between a giggle and a cry and it cracks me up!

* You love your blankies just like your sister loves hers!

* You are a chatty little lady and it is so much fun listening to you.

Well Miss Livy girl....I can't wait to see what all this next month brings us!  Just know that we love you and your sister more than we could ever tell you!  Love you, ~Mom!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

3 Month Old Baby Girl

I just looked at the post that I had written for Mimi when she was 3 months old and it totally made me laugh because I could pretty much copy and paste that here for Liv!  It's crazy to look back and see how many similarities there are between the two girls.  Especially since it seems like forever ago that Mia was that little.

I'm getting ready to go back to work next week and it definitely makes me sad.  The one major difference this time is that I'm only going back two days a week which makes things a whole lot easier.

* You have the most contagious smile and I LOVE it!

* You have recently found your hands and they are constantly in your all the time!

* You are a huge drooler all of a sudden and have started blowing bubbles and spitting everywhere!  And think it's hilarious!

* You love to be called Pretty Girl and every time I say your name you get a huge smile on your face.

* You watch your sister so intently and love when she blows bubbles right back at ya!

* You still aren't sleeping in your crib which is totally my doing but are still in your little bassinet thing in our room.  We are starting to lay you in there for your naps (which are not long nor very routine....we'll get there!).

* You LOVE your Mama and that makes my heart melt.  You prefer snuggling with me most of the time which is wonderful except for when I try to put you down then I have to endure your wrath.

* You have become the happy baby that we had hoped for!  The colic is gone....Thank God!

* You love your picture taken and follow my camera wherever it goes...whether it's the big one or my phone.  Which is good for Mama since that's kinda what she does!

* You are extremely smiley in the mornings and I couldn't ask for a better wake up call!

* Bath time is a fricken riot.  You love it and sometimes I think you are going to kick your way right the hell out of your little tub!

* You don't like being cold but love getting changed now.

* We've gotten a few tiny little giggles out of ya and it might have been one of the best sounds I've ever heard!  I can't wait to hear it when they really come!

* You went on your first trip to the Minnesota Zoo and sat in the moby wrap on mommy for a good majority of the day and just watched everything that was going on.

Liv....this last month has again brought us so many joys that your dad and I didn't think was possible for the second time around.  I know I say this every month and I will continue to say it in the coming have definitely completed us.  I can't even imagine what our lives would be like without you!  I love you to the moon and back and can't wait to see what this next month brings!!!  Love you little poopy girl!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2 Months and a 31 year old

August 6th you turned 2 months old and I just so happened to turn 31!  I find it hard to believe that I'm 31 and you are 2 months so maybe we can both just go back in time and be young again!!!

This last month has had some challenges as far as you and your colic go but thank the good Lord the past 2 weeks or so have been so so so much better!  Your dad and I don't want to kill ourselves and you are so much fun to be around!!!  You are the happy baby that we had hoped for!  You obviously still have your moments but things have gotten better!

You are so much more alert and have the greatest most contagious smile!  You Love to see your big sister and your dad and I can do a pretty good job of getting those big toothless grins out of ya!

You went on your first outing to the Mall of America this month and did such a good job of just chillin in your stroller.  We took you and your sister to Sea Life and then lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.  I'm pretty sure you slept the whole time but you did great nonetheless!

You are such a talker and get so excited and flail your arms around and make the best noises!  You are so alert and I just love it!

You sleep great at night.  We are getting longer stretches out of least when you sleep on dad's side of the bed.  With me, we seem to be up a little more but it might be because I'm a paranoid ass hole who still constantly checks to make sure you are breathing!
Day time you are awake and not always crying like it was a month ago.  We don't really have a set routine yet during the day as far naps and feedings.  I'm hoping we can sorta get something down soon!

We have your two month check up this week and I'm anxious to see how much you've grown!  You are definitely a good eater and a good spitter upper!!
You've started to suck on your hands and in doing so you make hilarious noises!  And I'm starting to remember the joy of having long hair with a little person around who has involuntary hand least I'm telling myself they are involuntary!!

I can't wait to see what the next month brings.  I still can't believe how fast time flies.  Love you little Livers!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Olivia Rose

It blows my mind that I now have 2 little girls!  What's even more crazy is that Miss Liv is already 1 month old.  The second time around does go so much faster and I'm not liking it too much!
Quick birth recap:
Born June 6th, 2012
At 3:47am
Weight: 7lbs 10oz
Height: 19.75 inches

* You look just like your sister did when she was born.  You aren't quite as dark and your features are somewhat softer than your crazy big sisters'!
* You LOVE to be love we can't really put you down...ever!  It makes getting things done a little difficult.
* You are a perfect little snuggler!
* You snort when you are mad or hungry.
* You are somewhat colicky and we are hoping it doesn't last long at all!
* You love to watch your sister when you are awake and not screaming!
* You are not a fan of your car seat or car rides at this point.

* For the most part you are a pretty good sleeper at night.  You at least understand enough to not stay awake for long periods at night....Yay for mom and dad!
* You are quite the spitty little gal.  We feel so bad because we can tell your tummy is bothering you.
* You get the hiccups constantly.
* Nicknames thus far:  Liv, Livy, Punkin, Livy Loves

Liv...I was so worried that my heart wasn't big enough to love another little lady but the moment I saw you and heard you cry I instantly knew that I was stupid for thinking that!  You have brought a joy to my heart that I didn't think was possible.  You truly have completed this family and each day that I look at you I'm so very grateful that your dad and I were chosen to be your parents!  We love you and can't wait to see what this next month brings us.....hopefully a little more sleep!
Love you Livy Loves!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Here's to 2012

It's been months since I've written any kind of anything on here.  I've thought about writing but then the thought of trying to come up with something clever to say makes my head hurt so I just put it off saying I'll do it tomorrow. is tomorrow!
I completely neglected to write Mia's 2nd birthday post in October so therefore I'm a horrible mom because this is pretty much her baby book.  So I thought new year new start!
It's only January 1st and already this coming year is going to be crazy!  We put an offer in on a new home (our dream home) and it was accepted on Saturday so we will be moving in 40 days!  Which is crazy nuts because we haven't sold our condo but are going to try renting it otherwise who the hell knows.  All we know is it's the right thing to do for our family because we need more space and are ready to move on.  In the meantime I'm almost 5 months pregnant with baby girl #2...which is why we need more space!
This pregnancy has been no different than when I was pregnant with Mia.  I feel like shit all of the time and I constantly puke!  Pretty soon I'm going to lose all my hair and teeth and be the most attractive lady in all the universe! least I'll have an amazing new home that I can hide in!
We've been a little stressed with these two huge things on the horizon but Justin and I couldn't be more excited to begin this new adventure with our growing family!

So that's it for today.  I don't want to overexert myself on my first day back here.  Plus my writing has taken a nose dive so hopefully that will get better again over time!  I'll leave you with a picture of the 3 of us plus a munchkin in the belly!!!
Happy New Year!

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