Thursday, June 24, 2010

Laughing with no sound!

2 Month Appointment

Olivia had her 2 month appointment this morning. This meant she had to have some shots. Boooo! Lucky for her, she only needed two vaccines, but it was still hard for her (and for me!).

Her stats at 2 months old:

10 pounds 15 oz - 54th percentile
24 inches - 96th percentile
39.5 cm head circumference - 71st percentile

She had a great appointment and only cried after her second shot. And when she cried......she cried! It was so sad, but I held it together and comforted her until she was smiling again.

All in all, she is super healthy! Growing fantastically and has wonderful breath sounds and heartrate. The nurse was very pleased (again) with her progress.

Lee will set up the home studio in the next few days to take her 2 month photos, so stay tuned!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Trip to the Office.......

Today Olivia and I went to the office to meet all my co-workers and to have lunch with Daddy!  We got there around 11:20 and went straight to Lee's office.....he wasn't there!  So, we headed up one floor to my office and we were bombarded with people.  I thought everyone was excited to see me....turns out, it was Olivia they were interested in.  Who knew?  We walked around my floor for a bit until she got a little fussy.  We headed back down to Lee's office and decided to go ahead and feed her before heading to the cafeteria for lunch. 

After we ate, I gave her the rest of her bottle so she would possibly go to sleep.  It worked.....for a bit!  The cool thing was, her boyfriend was visiting the office!  Patrick is the son of one of my co-workers and was born on Veteran's Day.  His mom blogs and we keep up with all his pictures here

We visited a few more people after work then it was time to hop back in the car and head to Target and then home for the evening.  It was a great visit and we look forward to another one before it's time for me to go back to work in July.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Memorial Day

Our Memorial Day was a pretty decent one.  We didn't have any plans, so it was nice to just be home.  We decided we would cook out and invite Grandma and Grandpa over.  I didn't realize they would be staying at Wintergreen through Tuesday, so they were unable to come over.  Lee went to the store and bought some chickens and other items so he could smoke them.  We ended up having smoked chipotle chicken soft tacos with roasted corn salsa.  Um, delicious!!  Here's a picture taken with Lee's phone, not great quality, but you get the picture!

The day was not without stress.  Olivia did not sleep more than 30 minutes total all day.  Just when we thought she would take a long nap, she would wake up and cry.  That's how the whole day went!  It made us pretty nervous for the night ahead, but I will say, she slept well last night!!  In fact, she is sleeping on me right now and has been for about an hour and a half....perfect!

The day ended on a wonderful note with a homemade bourbon peach cobbler that Lee made that was TO DIE FOR!  I can't wait to have more today!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day!  We thank all those who have served and continue to serve our wonderful country and allow us to enjoy all this country has to offer!

Trip to Baltimore

Sunday, we took a day trip out to Baltimore to see our friends Shelley and Jason. They are getting married in October and asked Lee to take some engagement photos for them. So, we hopped in the car and headed out. This was Olivia's first road trip outside of Ashburn! Here she is enjoying herself in the car!  Her hat is a little big, but it was keeping the sun out of her eyes!

We got to Shelley's and visited a bit before heading to Patterson Park to start the picture taking process. 

There is a pretty nifty pagoda there that made for some pretty cool pictures.  While Lee, Shelley and Jason were working on the photos, Andrew walked around with Lee's second camera and took some photos of Olivia. This is my favorite!  He got her in one of her only sleeping moments.  I think she didn't know what was going on and decided to be fussy a lot! 

After Patterson Park, we drove to the marina where the boat Jason captains was docked.  Lee took some pretty cool photos of them on the boat while I rocked Olivia in her Bjorn to try to keep her happy.  There were SO many people partying on their boats while they were docked.  Gas is so expensive these days and these were some BIG boats, so I can imagine they take a lot of gas to run.  We chatted with some of the boaters and they LOVED Olivia.  It's a lot of fun seeing people's reactions to a 5 week old baby and have them give me props for having her out and about so early!  Although, I'm sure there are other folks who look at me like I have 6 heads because I have her out, but whatever! 

All in all, we had a pretty good day.  I only wish Olivia would've been a bit happier, but that's what happens with a newborn!  They can't always be so chipper.  We look forward to Shelley and Jason's nuptials in October!