Sunday, August 30, 2009

So the blog fairy has gotten ahold of me b/c this is post #2 since Friday. I'm taking time out of my busy schedule of laying in the bed and watching the new episode of Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami to update friends and family on what is going on in me, Shawn...but mostly Olivia's life. I will also take this moment to tell you that I'm about 4 months behind in her baby book and am hoping this post will serve as a reminder to what she is doing at this age.

So she is seven months and one week old. Everyone told (and still tells me) how fast it will go by. And every time I smile and nod. But it is so true. It makes me sad that it is flying by so fast but happy that she is healthy and progressing normally.

So here is what is going on with her...
  • She is probably up to 17lbs now....she was 16.5 at her last dr's visit
  • Can't remember how tall (ok maybe this is a bad idea)
  • Still wearing 3-6 month size in clothes...although I think we are going to have to bump up in the near future
  • Size 2 diapers
  • I finally started her on solids at 6.5months. The plan was to wait until 6months but then we both got the flu and that went out the window. Im so glad that I waited b/c I really feel like it was the best thing for her. And on a selfish note....feeding this child is for the birds! Do you have any idea how long this has extended meal time? Shawn was feeding her the other day and in frustration said....can she just have milk forever? Yes, it is a messy disaster and takes forever. BUT....she loves it and is a good eater. She's had rice and oatmeal cereal: loves, bananas: hates, and sweet potatoes: loves. Next up? Avocados. Don't ask.
  • She goes to bed about 7:30pm every night and sleeps anywhere from 5am - 6:30pm. If she wakes up at 5am then she eats and goes back to sleep for a while.
  • She sometimes wakes up during the night. But the funny thing is that we never even have to go in there. She just chatters and talks to herself for awhile and then goes back to sleep. So funny.
  • She started crawling right at the 6 month mark and is in full swing now. We have a lot of hardwood and tile in our house and she does not like to have her knees touch it. It is sooo funny to see her try to crawl and keep her knees in the air at the same time.
  • And as of a few days ago she can pull herself up to a standing position. Although I've tried to explain to her what a "sturdy" piece of furniture to pull up on means. She doesn't get it. As today she pulled up on the rocker and knocked herself backwards about 4 times.
  • She is the happiest baby. I hope this personality stays with her forever. Even when she is tired or not feeling good she will almost always give you a smile.
  • She is a great traveler. Although I think her days of sleeping on the carseat for long periods of time are over.
  • She absolutely GLOWS in social situations. Its almost like she sits there and waits for someone to look at her so she can flash them a big grin.

Ok....I think that was more than enough unecessary information:) Can you tell that we are like head over heels for her!?!

This is what we have been finding lately when we go to check on her and she should be napping!


I mean what do I do with this?




We went to Paducah this weekend to do some shopping. And you should know that everytime someone goes to the bathroom in our house we take a picture. Every SECOND of her life is documented.


Further documentation


So when we went into Hobby Lobby we did our first attempt at no car seat and using this cool cover. The cover is so cute and soft...I'm thinking....if only someone would push me around like that. Anyway, she did good and seemed to like the view outside of the careat.

Have a great week!!!
Lauren

Friday, August 28, 2009

I'm back....

So I have been having a debate with myself over whether or not to continue to blog or not. My last post was several weeks ago. And while I have many charming and witty things to say....I just haven't been able to make it happen. But I'm going to give it another go and see if I can't do better. I also received a threat from my friend Katy that she was going to "call the blog people" if I didn't update. Im thinking it was an empty threat....but she's pretty feisty and is still fired up at her cable company for sending a repairman covered in staph infection to her house. Get em.

One of my complaints is that it is easy if I'm just typing text. But the truth is that I don't have that many creative things to say and all people really want to see is pictures of Olivia. So blog people help me....when I upload pics they automatically go to the top of my post. And it is takes an act of congress for me to successfully move and arrange the post how I want it to look. Any suggestions???

So here is an update on the Smee's. And considering that there has been LOTS going on I have decided to defer to the old faithful bulleted list.
  • Our air went out for 3 weeks and we fought hard with our warranty company and then the repairman to get them to pay for it
  • The repairman ended up telling me after 2 weeks that he would no longer work with us b/c we were too difficult (let me take this time to say that I was nicer to him than anything you have seen b/c I wanted my air fixed! But he was sketchy and had a horrible reputation around here. So....don't let the door hit ya....)
  • Repairman #2...Steve. Steve is great and had it fixed in a few hours
  • We leave to go to London and Scotland.
  • Had a fabulous time and Liv was a fabulous traveler. She behaved better that several adults on the plane. Will post pics and more details later.
  • Returned from London in time to drive home through a horrific storm that had all semis pulled over on the side of the interstate.
  • Walked in our house to instantly know that our air was out again
  • Fought with the warranty company again and Steve came to our rescue and had it fixed...but not until 3 days later
  • Morning after we get home Olivia wakes up with the fever. Dr says she has Type A influenza and it is very contagious. She was so sick that day and it made me so sad. Her first illness.
  • Next morning....I have the flu and literally think I might die. I cannot stress how awful it was. But I lost 10 lbs
  • Im sick and on my deathbed for over a week. Olivia recovered in about a day.
  • I recover and start my new job one week late. I'm sure they are proud of the stellar person they hired.
  • During all of this drama I have left vmails unanswered along with email and fbook messages. I have yet to give my parents their anniversary gift that is sitting in my purse and my poor friend Hannah has gotten nothing either.
  • Here we are......that is life in a nutshell for now!!!!
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