Tuesday, November 13

Koby & Irma plus One

So have any of you seen that show on TLC called Jon & Kate plus Eight? It is amazing! This couple has a set of 6 year old twin girls plus 3 year old sextuplets! EIGHT KIDS!!!! I can't even imagine what their lives were like when the sextuplets were infants. I'm sure it was chaotic beyond belief (as if it isn't right now). Anyway, whenever I feel like complaining about how crazy and complicated my life is now as a mother of a two month old, I try to remind myself that I have it pretty easy and my respect for mothers of multiples soars to an even higher level.

Speaking of my two month old, Olivia has made me so proud this week...

Yesterday, she took a bottle for the very first time (she even took it from me)! I was really nervous about trying one out for some reason and lots of people told (or warned) me that she might reject a bottle from me because she wants the "real thing". But, she did just fine and took a nice nap on her Daddy's chest afterward. We'll see how she does again today.

Last night she was a little bit fussy when I put her to bed so I was worried that she was going to wake up a lot during the night and I was particularly tired last night. Well, it was the complete opposite. I laid her in her bassinet at 10pm and the little angel didn't wake up until 4am to eat. AWESOME! Six whole hours of non-stop zzzz's for me! It gets better...after I fed her and changed her diaper she went back to sleep until 8am.

Today, for some strange reason (maybe the good night's rest) I decided to go to the grocery store with Olivia. No, I haven't been to the grocery store by myself with her since she was born. I've been to lots of other stores, but most of them have dressing rooms where I can feed her and I'm not having to shop for perishable goods. Anyway, she didn't make a peep the whole time I was there. It was a great trip all around. The store wasn't crowded, the shelves were fully stocked and Olivia snoozed the whole time.

Gold stars and smiley faces for this week!!!

Thursday, November 8

Well, time flies when you're having fun! I absolutely can't believe that Olivia is almost 8 weeks old. It really seems like just the other day that we all came home from the hospital. By the way, I'm confused about something...maybe somebody can clarify. When would Olivia (or babies in general) officially turn 2 months old? Is it at her 8 week mark or two months from her birth date? Anyway, we are all doing great. Olivia generally sleeps and eats like a champ but she REALLY likes to have all the attention on her when she's awake, which is okay but cumbersome.

We recently finalized childcare arrangements for Olivia since I'll be heading back to work in about 4 weeks (tears pouring). We had originally gone daycare "shopping" back in the spring because everybody told us that places had waiting lists that could be several months long. Anyway, we made arrangements with a place and those arrangements ended up falling through. They switched directors sometime this summer and blah, blah, blah. So we were out the $50 deposit and left with 2 months to find childcare. We finally found somewhere this week and it turns out that another little boy that we know from church who is 3 weeks older than Olivia will be starting there too. I'm still not thrilled about the idea of her staying anywhere other than with me (or one of our family members, but none of them will drop everything they are doing, quit their jobs and move to College Station!!!) but I'm sure she will be just fine.

Well, she just woke up and is ready to eat...until next time!