Feb 7, 2009

Olivia the Locomotive!

A few pics to start with!

Ladies and Gents... she is on the MOVE! And can move QUICKLY!!

Childproofing has begun about as quickly as it came. Olivia went from only a few steps to crawling to just you or a toy, to now crawling to anything within eyesight. She thinks it is hilarious to be crawling towards you and then veer off path to something she knows she is not supposed to have.

She loves:
Shiny objects
Food Crumbs
The kitchen stool
YOUR Drink
Kylie's ears
ANY paper

These are just a SMALL write up of what she absolutely goes for every time. She is a riot!

Went for our 9 month check up on Friday. This means our next checkup is May 6th.... AFTER she is ONE!!!!!! OMG!

She weighed 18.9lb - 27 1/2 inches. She is the 50th percentile for weight and height. She also got a flu shot. Ouch, but was a total trooper, shed one tear, and cried until I picked her up.

Dr. Harmon said Mommy needs to buy some earplugs in order to get Olivia sleeping back in her crib and through the night. She has stopped doing these things and I guess slowly it has become my fault... it is a learned behavior. SO, starting this week, I am to feed her, change her, rock her to sleep if I wish, lay her down, and walk away. Check on her ever so often, but have as few moments of contact as possible. OY. Everyone get ready for late night texts because this is going to be HARD!!! My wonderful mother has kept her two nights now so that I can 'gear' up for this endeavor.

Olivia and I are in the process of joining our church. I was introduced to Cornerstone through a coworker. I instantly love the preacher, the message he was delivering, and the people of the church. Olivia goes to the nursery and has had no problems as well. I pray this is the right path and for guidance daily.

I am planning Andrea's baby shower which is taking place on Feb. 28 in Dallas. So far everything is right on track. I am super excited and miss her dearly!

Still have not heard from DAH. I was able to file head of household on taxes this year which worked out WONDERFULLY for me and NOT so wonderfully for him. Last words I got from him was that he owes $3000. Ouch. Oh well. Such is life.

Well, I guess I should take advantage of a childless house and go to sleep.

Thanks for reading!

It is NOT about ME.

Another Challenge....

To quote from their blog:
What is it?

Well, we'll tell you what it is NOT... It's Not About YOU.

It's about SOMEONE ELSE.

It's our chance, each of us, to shine our light on someone else, much the same as we have tried to do with MISSION: Monday.

Huh? Whaddya mean?

We each spend a lot of time talking about ourselves and our lives, but we are also fairly GIVING people too...Tuesday's Tribute is a chance to talk about OTHER people, OTHER blogs, OTHER lives.

Still lost...what would I write about??

How about...A blog/blogger/business whose work you love that you want to help promote to your readers? (example)

A friend or a loved one who you respect? (example)

One of your kids who just accomplished something great?

A cause you feel strongly about?

A Fundraiser?

So, if it isn't all about ME - Let's make it all about HER:

Sorry Dad - I love ya - but this is for Mom.
Let me tell you about this lady,
She is strong enough to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders.
She was strong enough to watch her father take his last breaths.
She is strong enough to keep a happy face and kind words for her Mother and Sister.
She has the strength to continue to help take care of my blind Grandmother.
She is strong enough to take care of my very mobile daughter.
She is strong enough to take care of ME.
She was strong enough to work in one workplace for 35 years.
She is strong.
She cares enough to tell you when you have something in your teeth.
She cares enough to send random cards to you in the mail.
She cares enough to buy your favorite food at the grocery store.
She cares to enough to buy gas when she knows you are poor.
She cares enough to listen to me and Andrea when we have had a horrible day at work.
She cares enough to help me with making Olivia's baby food.
She cares enough to go with me and Olivia to every doctor's appt. (During pregnancy as well!)
She cares enough to be making Astoria's complete bedroom set without being IN Texas to do it!
She is kind enough to help ANYONE.
Her kindness shines through gardening, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, embroidering, etc.
My mom is the best. I love you Mom!


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