Olivia went for her check-up yesterday with Dr. B. And I was suspecting, she had all but fallen off of the growth curve (the 1 %). She only weighs 14 pounds 12 ounces. Ever more reason I am done breastfeeding...so I can fatten my sweet princess up! I will admit, it is a little frustrating that my body doesn't seem to be able to provide my babies what they need. I am always jealous of moms who have these fat breastfed babies and often wonder what I'm doing wrong that neither one of my kids gained much weight on breastmilk. Oh well! She also didn't gain any inches in length either. I assume the medical tech weighed her wrong at her 6 month check up. I truly don't believe she isn't any longer. Fatter, yes, longer, no I don't believe that. Olivia also has eczema on her back. Carter had it too but he developed it earlier and didn't have it on his back. Weird. These kids of mine are really different!
Her Omaw custom designed onsie:
In other Olivia news, she slept the whole night last night! I have officially stopped nursing and I don't know if that is what did the trick or what. But of course, Carter was up multiple times last night. I am truly convinced God is punishing me for something, I just don't know what. Literally, every single night over the past 9 months that Olivia has slept without waking up much, Carter is up all night! Ughh! I'm going to get white noise machines for both of their rooms. enough is enough!
Miss Priss is also loving her some table food. She ate green beans off my plate yesterday and tomatoes and french bread. Carter was really old before he would eat table food but maybe that was my fault for not offering it to him more. But I think Olivia will be off of baby food a lot sooner.
Yesterday, the weather was finally gorgeous (after having several days of 40-50 degree temps and us having the heat on in our house! YUCK!) We headed to the "spinny park" as Carter calls it. There were a TON of kids there. I was a little nervous about being able to keep up with him but eventually the daycare left and all was calm again. I forgot the sunscreen so I was trying my best to park myself and Olivia in the shade. No sunburns for either of us so I guess it worked! I will post our park pictures later but for some reason, blogger is not wanting to cooperate right now!
We met over nine years ago and have been married for seven years. We have traveled all over together, have shared good times and bad, and now spend most of our time chasing our kids around! We believe God chose us for each other and we strive daily to keep him at the center of our marriage.
Our energetic six year old, and firstborn. He's a self procalimed genius. He loves playing with his friends, watching anything on PBS and VeggieTales, building with blocks, practicing his cartoon artist skills. He rules the roost and we couldn't imagine it any other way.
Our three year old daughter, a precious princess with her daddy wrapped around her finger. She is the daughter I always knew I would have long before I ever got married. She is a smiler and talker and lover of food, hugs and kisses, making puzzles, helping mommy in the kitchen, and loves both of her brothers (mostly!) She is a budding ballerina but loves the play in the mud and wrestle with the boys too. She is the most beautiful girl we have ever seen and we look forward to watching her grow and change over the next several months.
Our baby of the family...a walking, talking destructacon. He is hillarious, keeps us on our toes and is the funniest little toddler going on grown man I've ever seen!