Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In my purse...

I was looking through my purse trying to find my chapstick (which I never did find...) and I thought to myself,
"Self, you have some random crap in your purse. You need to clean it out!"

I have been needing to clean it out - and switch purses for some time now. 
It just has never gotten high enough on my to do list I guess!

So without further ado - a list of crap that is currently in my purse (inquiring minds want to know I am sure!)

New unopened toothbrush
Jump Drive
Pile of Gift Receipts (whoops those were supposed to go on the Christmas Gifts)
Package of almost empty gum
Reminder card for Olivia's 6 Month Appointment... need to get that written on the Calendar
2 Pacifiers
Gym Pass
Burp Cloth
Lip Gloss & Face Powder
3 Pens
7 Gum Wrappers ... told you it needed cleaned out!
Top of a baby bottle
A couple business cards
and a load of change

No chapstick to be found......probably in my coat! Again I say, time to clean out the purse!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Silly Girl!

Someone's feeling better!

It's so funny when your pacifier bear is on your head!

If you are wondering what it is - it is a WubbaNub.  A small stuffed animal with a soothie attached to it.  SO AWESOME! This is the only pacifier Olivia will take and they roll all over the place.  With the bear attached, it doesn't roll and it is so much easier to find! Now that she is old enough - she also plays with it! She may be getting an elephant one for Christmas! (and her new cousin will be getting one too)

I am in no way getting paid to talk about these - I just really love them!!! Available to purchase on

Monday, December 17, 2012

Our weekend adventure to the ER...

We had quite the adventure Friday night....

Olivia has had a runny nose the past couple days so we thought it was just a cold.  We put her to bed about 8:30 on Friday and she was doing great - we thought she was on the rebound! She woke up about 11 just she started screaming like crazy.  The scariest thing was that I couldn't wake her up.  It took a couple minutes but she finally woke up and continued crying.  Her breathing sounded awful and she had a few coughs.  We decided to take her to the Emergency Room which was a scary little drive!

They saw her right away and the Doctor and Nurse said that she needed a neb treatment.  We did one right away (Olivia was NOT happy with that!) She calmed down and fell asleep.  They did a few other tests - all negative.  Turns out she has Croup - poor baby! They gave her one more neb treatment and a steroid shot to keep the swelling down. When we left the emergency room (about 3:30am) she was breathing so so much better and was sleeping. 

She was pretty sleepy and hungry the next day so we gave her extra love and cuddled her all day!

Just seeing her sick and not herself breaks my heart! She is doing much better today and she slept through the night last night! Hope she kicks this sickness soon!

Friday, December 14, 2012


Our first family ornament!

I want to get a new ornament every year.  Not sure if I want to do a family ornament and an individual ornament for Olivia (and any future kids). 

If you get a new ornament yearly what do you do?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sick Baby....

This little girl has gotten herself a cold (I think).  She was up quite a bit last night just not happy.  No fever but she was stuffed up.  When she woke up this morning she had snot running down her face and her breathing sounded awful.  Poor girl - breaks my heart!

She is taking a nap on me know....and we have discovered that she does not like the booger sucky thingy! But if I distract her and make her smile I can sneak it in. 

Hopefully she gets better soon!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cry it out?

Ok so here is the deal.  This adorable little girl takes great naps and goes to bed very easily.  Lately she has been crying out in the middle of the night (multiple times) all while staying asleep.  A couple nights ago - I was up every hour because she was doing this.  I would just pop the pacifier back in and she would be good.

Last night Grandpa was over and he says, "Why don't you just let her cry for a while to see if she will calm herself down".  Well...... she fell asleep and about an hour later she cried out.  Dan went in to just watch what she does but did not touch her or put the pacifier in.  While she is doing this she is really squirmy and is grabbing her feet - but still asleep.  She cried for a minute or two then went back to sleep on her own. WHAT! All this time I have been getting up and she could do it herself!

So last night she cried out 3 times (much less than the night before).  One of those times she was hungry.  The other two times I let her cry for a little bit and by golly she put herself back to sleep. 

Thank Goodness!
This mama is starting to feel like a zombie (probably the only time I will EVER refer to zombies in my life!).

Not sure why she is doing this and it is really bugging me that I don't know why. Her next well baby check isn't until February so it will be awhile before I see our Pediatrician.....

Even with a hard night this little girl wakes up smiling which makes you forget the 8 times you were up with her in the night (well kind of!)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Friday!

Look who I get all to myself this weekend!

If we all could see the world through eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday's Thoughts

Here are my random thoughts for today....

Why do I ALWAYS get toothpaste on my outfit? And why don't I ever see it until halfway through the day?

 How is it that before I had a baby I needed at least 8 hours of sleep or I was a wreck...
and now I am living off max 6 interrupted.

Why do I have so many wedding pictures in my house and only a couple pictures of the adorable baby? That will be fixed as soon as I figure out which ones I want! 

I guess that is it for now.  I swear I had more rolling around in my head... but I am on my way to pick up the little one and it is all I can remember for now!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

4 Month Update

I can't believe that Olivia is already 4 months old! (Pretty sure I will be saying this the rest of my life!)
It is amazing watching her grow and develop.  She rolls from her back to her tummy (but not the other way around).  She gets her legs up under her butt so I think she may be crawling before we know it.  She found her thumb the other day - she has always sucked on her fingers and hands but not her thumb until now! She's laughing (LOVE!) She loves her feet.  She eats her socks.  I am pretty sure one of the best parts of her day is when I let her eat her clothes as I take them off and put her jammers on (she always laughs). We started rice cereal at night and she is eating like a champ. She weighs just over 14 pounds.  She loves looking at the Christmas Tree.
And last but not least, she loves reading with her daddy and snuggling with her mommy!

She is getting so big! Love this baby girl!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Spirit!

This past weekend we were embracing the Holiday Spirit! (which is amazing for my husband - he usually hates it)
The house is decorated, we saw Santa (and Olivia grabbed his beard to make sure he was real!), and all of our Christmas shopping is done! Yay!

Having a little one around the holidays is seriously awesome.  The past years Christmas has always just been another holiday.  Now I am all excited about Christmas traditions and creating our own with Olivia.

What holiday traditions do you take part in? I want to make sure I am doing all the best stuff!

Embracing the Camera over at The Anderson Crew!