Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yesterday felt like a Monday...

Yesterday felt so much like a Monday that I am so thrown off on what today actually is!

Olivia has been doing this weird thing at night which has lead to less sleep for mom and dad.  Every 2ish or so hours she will randomly cry - but will still be asleep.  So we go check on her and she is still sleeping but usually has her feet in the air and needs her pacifier.  Not sure if it is gas, teething or growing pains, or nightmares (not sure if they have those at this age?).  I am leaning towards the gas or teething pain.  She has been drooling like a St. Bernard. Hopefully this ends soon because this mama needs some better sleep!

Now for some pictures!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots!

Ok, who just sang that in their head? (I did!)

Baby girl went in for her 4 month check up.  She is doing great! Weighing in at 14.1 pounds (85th percentile).  I can't remember how long she is but she is in the 95% and her head size is in the 70th percentile.  She did so good for the doctor... then came the shots and she only cried for a minute - such a trooper! After her appointment I went to the scheduling desk and she was super smiley like normal.  The scheduler said 'Well, she must not have gotten shots... oh wait yes she did!" She thought it was amazing how happy she was after getting her shots. 

After shots we went home and put up our Christmas Tree! (Pictures to come) Dan actually was the one to suggest it (he absolutly hates decorating so this surprised me). I think the catch was that we had to listen to Mariah Carey's Christmas CD while decorating.  He loves Mariah Carey and her Christmas CD which is funny because he hates most all Christmas music.

Now I need to get going on buying this little girl some Christmas presents!

Monday, November 26, 2012


I took a TON of pictures this Thanksgiving (Olivia's 1st!) but..... they are all on my camera just waiting to be taken off - so instead here are a couple of photos some of my family members had taken!

Olivia hanging out on the table (after playing 'pass the baby' with the relatives)
She is allowed on the table until she is two per her Great Grandma!

It was so nice out that we went for a walk!

We had a great weekend - and hope you did too! 

Oh yeah and in case you were wondering there are only 28 days until Christmas! Better get to shopping....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

3 Month Picture Sneak

Last weekend Olivia and I went to get her 3 month photos taken (which happened closer to 4 months! Whoops!) Daddy was hunting so it was just the two of us!

We got our photos taken by Christy Bode Photography (she did my maternity and Olivia's newborn photos).  She is just awesome! I can't wait to see the rest!

Hat purchased on Etsy - Crochetjandra (I also have matching purple booties - so cute!)

Monday, November 19, 2012

If you really knew me...

I've seen this fun post floating around so I thought I'd give it a try. 

If you really knew me... you would know that I'm very shy.  And I have a hard time making new friends.  But my heart is big and I have so much love and compassion.  I find it hard to express myself. 

You'd know that when I get around too big of a crowd of people I freeze and don't know what to do. I am the person that can stay inside and not see a single person all weekend and not go stir crazy. It's not so bad that I don't like hanging out with people - I do!

You'd know that I am the most indecisive person on the planet. Whether a big decision like career path or a small decision like where to go to eat...either way, I constantly change my mind.

You'd know that I have mastered and given 100% to every single job I have ever had yet have no idea what I want to do, which makes looking for a new job a little hard.

When I was a little girl I would get anxiety when I thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up because I didn't have an answer for it.  To this day - I still do not know what I want to be and it still makes me anxious to think about it.

Becoming a mom has filled a hole in me that I didn't know was empty. When I think of my baby girl, all anxiety and worry fly out the window.   

I am one of those parents that think their child is absolutely perfect (because she is) and I doubt (and hope) that will ever change.

You'd know that I one day hope to write a book. I don't know what it will be about - but I have had dreams about it.  I haven't ever told anyone about it.

My husband doesn't know that I have a blog. (Is this weird?) I am not sure why either, he has encouraged me to start one in the past.

You'd know, that I'm still learning to really know me too.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Thought I would take a quick video of the baby girl rolling away!

So awesome!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I often find myself wondering what Olivia’s life will be like. 

What will her first words be?
Will she be a mommy's girl or a daddy's girl?
Is she going to be easy going like her mom or super active like her dad?
Will she like school?
What will her favorite subject be?
What sports will she like best?
Will she like sports at all?
What’s she going to be when she grows up?
Who will she marry?
How many kids will she have? 

It’s crazy to look at that sweet, little girl and think, “She’s going to be a mommy someday”.  Absolutely. Crazy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's Official!

This little girl is rolling over!

She rolls from her back to her tummy.  She hasn't rolled from her tummy to her back yet (on purpose anyway). She spent a good 20 minutes on Sunday working at it until she finally did it! Then after that - she had it down.  Daycare says she is rolling like crazy now!
I think it is funny because once she gets to her belly, she hangs out for a while then realizes that she is doing tummy time again - but can't roll back. 

It is just amazing watching her grow and develop!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

3 Month Update!

Olivia is seriously growing like a weed! I can't believe she is 3 months old!

She is so awesome.
She smiles all the time.
We are starting to get more laughs out of her which is AMAZING! There is nothing better then baby laughs.
She is super close to rolling over.
She loves blowing spit bubbles and making noises.
Holding hands calms her down (so cute).
She LOVES clocks! She will find and stare at them forever.
She also loves watching TV.... which we don't let her do (but she really tries!)
She is a toot machine!
She is officially in size 6 month clothes - especially pj's (she is just too long!)
She is super smiley in the morning after I wake her up - what a great thing to look forward to in the morning!

Overall - I love her.  I love being a mom.  Best. Thing. Ever.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


We had such a fun Halloween this year! Probably the best one yet.

Crazy how it has changed in the last few years....before we would get all dressed up and go out to the bar with friends...this year we got Olivia all dressed up and took her around to our friends houses.

It is true what they say. Kids do change your life.  For the better.  I can't imagine living without her - she is amazing and motherhood is fantastic.

This is what she wore to daycare!

 I just love her and can't wait until next Halloween!

Embracing the camera with The Anderson Crew