Monday, September 28, 2009

I have a 2 month old...

Marquette was awesome as usual. Liv turned 2 months old yesterday. To be honest, it doesn't seem like a huge milestone... I thought it was more exciting for her to start smiling. We started the weekend off with some shopping of course. Liv got a "few" new outfits. She was a great shopper. As soon as we attached her carseat to a cart its like the motion of the cart rocked her to sleep. I told Pat that Liv is going to be my new shopping partner! Pat also wanted to state that Liv has enough which I responded "She's a girl...better get used to it" ha! Friday afternoon, my friend Krysta and her baby, Ari, who is about a week older than Liv, came over to visit. We took some pictures of them lying next to eachother. Liv, of course, towered over the amazon that she is (thats my girl ;).

On Saturday night, my mom watched Liv. Dani and I left around 10pm, and Liv had been sleeping since 9:30...and she didn't wake up until 5:30 the next morning! WHOA...but did she sleep like that last night? Yeah Right! She slept from like 10-3 (not bad) and then woke up around 7:30 again. Eventually, right? We'll get it...I do however think that Liv wanted more milk last night when I put her to sleep. I should have given her an extra 2 oz. and see how it went. Stupid mommy, oh well. I have a bunch of pictures from this weekend. I've been thinking about the next time we have Dani take pictures for us...maybe 3 mo.? (I haven't asked Dani yet, and she reads this blog ;). But for now, here are some snapshots from photog Desi.

Getting ready to leave with me and Grandma

Silent Laugh!

Ari and Liv


div>And the surprise is.....Liv got her ears pierced!!! Not a huge surpise, but she's beyond cute with them :) I had a little photo shoot with her this morning so I could get some good pictures of them. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Girls Weekend

We are going to Marquette for a Girls Weekend! Well, we didn't plan it that way, but thats kind of what it turned into. My mom, Liv, and I are heading to my favorite place...Marquette, for the weekend. I have a hair appointment on Saturday...and I can't tell you how excited I am. My hair is so long and hasn't been cut/trimmed since I was in Georgia...maybe March. Also, I might have a little surprise for everyone when I get back. It's a surprise and you will have to wait and see :).

Liv has been super pleasant lately. She stays content for longer periods of time in her rainforest bouncer and underneath her play mat. She plays a little game where if she's in her bed or swing, she'll start crying or fussing and as soon as you go over there and she sees your face she gets a big smile on her face hahaha. Weasel. She's already acting like her dad ha!

Here are some pictures from the week and a little video of Liv playing under her play mat.

Trying out her neck muscles


Acting and Looking like her dad

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crossing My Fingers

Ummmm....lets just say Liv had the best night of her life!!! Sleep-wise that is. She fell asleep around 11pm and slept til 5:30!!!! OMG! I know that it doesn't sound that great...but to me, it is amazing haha. She then drank 4oz of milk and slept until 9am. I love her ha! I'm hoping this is a sign of things to come...maybe she is starting to understand what this whole "night time" thing is all about. I'm hopefully not jinxing myself :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

7 Weeks Old

What a week we had. I'm feeling 100% better now...I'm very relieved. Dani just got here yesterday and is here until tomorrow. We have just been visiting, hanging out with Olivia, and we're gonna head over to Canada today for a little shopping.

Liv has been doing really good. We are working on her schedule. She is usually up around 8am every day, eats, takes a little snooze and then we hang out/play until she eats next. She takes a pretty long nap in the afternoon and stays up pretty much for the rest of the day/evening until she has her nighttime feeding and goes to sleep. She has been falling asleep for the night between 9 and 9:30. Then she sleeps til about 1 and wakes up again at 5:30 or 6am. If I could drag myself out of bed at that time, we would start our day...however, I haven't managed to do that yet. So I force another hour or two out of Liv haha. When I start working again I will have to suck it up.

I did finally get a video of Liv smiling! The downside of the video is the smiles are in the very beginning and then it continues with my annoying voice with no success of drawing more smiles out...but I will add it and you can enjoy her smiley face in the beginning :).

Liv's winter outfit...I'm a little in love with that hat

My mom bought this costume for her....not for halloween, just a costume haha.

Friday, September 18, 2009

and I'm back....kind of

I still feel like poop, but I am just lounging around and felt like posting on the blog. Poor Liv has had to deal with me all week. I've had zero energy. However, she is full of smiles lately...I need to take a video and of course I've been lazy and haven't taken any pictures/videos this week. I'll work on it haha.

I thought this day would never come, but ::drumroll please:: Pat now has internet! I could throw a party :). He got to see Liv for the first time last night and then again this morning. She has grown a lot since he saw her last.

We have nothing planned for the weekend...I plan on sleeping and being ridiculously lazy. I'll take a video of Olivia smiling for me this weekend.

Hanging out in her swing...favorite place to sleep during the day

There's a little smile, but we can do better than that

Liv's outfit for the VMA's hahah

Thrilled with her hood...

She doesn't know how cool she is

Angela made her this onesie :)

Hanging out with Uncle Taylr in the morning

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sick and Slacking

Sorry everyone, I've been slacking...and I was out yesterday with the flu! I woke up all night on Monday with the chills and achy and then at 5am on tuesday I threw up...great, and then Liv woke up like 5 minutes later. Of course my mom is in St. Louis or I would have went and got her. I washed my hands and fed Liv and tried not to touch her face or anything. I finally got a hold of my grandma at 8am and she came over and took care of her all day and last night. Thank god. I'm feeling better today...pretty tired, but better. I will post some pictures in the next few days.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I now have a triplet

My mom found a polaroid of me when I was around Liv's age and She looks just like me!! Its crazy. I didn't know until I saw that picture how much she really looks like me. There are some differences, but she is quite obviously my daughter. I scanned the picture onto my the quality isn't that great, but here it is.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

She's a Tall Glass of Water

Liv is one longgg baby. Last night I was going through her 3-6 mo. clothes to move the summer stuff over and see if it fit...because summer is almost over and she won't be able to wear it otherwise. Well I ran into some pj's that I thought might fit too. They looked a little long, but I thought I'd try. Aaaaand they FIT!!!! OMG my baby is wearing all 0-3mo. clothes along with some 3-6mo. That is crazy. She is an amazon baby. So of course I had to take a pictures of this and she is almost as long as my leg...because unlike my daughter I have very short legs. So thank you Patty for blessing our daughter with long legs! :) I included a few pics of her flames onesie too!

Look at that long baby!

Just ridiculous

"Its not my diaper that stinks, its the Oilers!" hahahaha Auntie Dani made her so cool :)

Loving her rainforest bouncer
Annnnd the back

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

We had an awesome weekend for weather in the U.P., which is strange seeing our summer was non-existent and sucked. Liv and I headed over to Sugar Island on Saturday to spend the day. Shannon met us at the ferry so she could come lay out and relax for the day too. We met my mom there and my grandparents were out later. It was nice and relaxing...Liv doesn't know if she's inside our to comment on how she liked the outdoors is pointless right now. However...her skin definitley does not care for the heat. She gets all red and splotchy. I think she resembles a teenage boy that has a face full of acne! hahaha...not nice of me to say, but get her inside and give her a few hours and her skin is beautiful and back to its normal soft and silky baby soft self.

My mom kept Liv over on the island for the night and I went in town and Ashley and I met Shannon out in Barbeau (little area near the soo). There was a bonfire out there so we just enjoyed the weather and some drinks with friends. I was up before 9 this morning and got ready and headed back over to spend the day at the cabin again. It was nice but overcast, so we ended up just relaxing and being lazy all day...we all had a marvelous nap, and that makes for a good day in my book :).

I talked to Pat this morning before I left...he is finallyyy getting internet tomorrow! I'm thrilled and so is he because he can see Liv for the first time since he left. I can't wait for him to see her and tell me how big she's gotten! I am going to spend the rest of my night watching tv and surfing the internet. Liv is sleeping in her swing, but she's due to wake up at any moment for some milk. Have a good day off tomorrow everyone!

In her stroller on the beach


We had her all covered up so no bugs got her

Sleeping in the rainforest bouncy chair

One more just bc its so freakin' cute

Blue eyed Baby

All the girls at the bonfire

Too cool for school...notice the middle finger she's sporting. Very nice...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Boppy Baby

Here are the promised pictures of Liv in her boppy. She doesn't love it all the time, but most of the time she likes to hang out in there at least for a little while...whether it be on her tummy or on her back. Once in awhile she likes to take a little nap in there haha. Of course I only caught the moments that she was enjoying herself haha.