Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My name is......

I have two words for you:  Drama. Queen. Man, I now know what my sister-in-law was talking about with having the girl as the second child! Olivia is so fiesty. We lover her fiery personality but she can be so demanding at times and it wears Theo and me out! Her independence is great and frustrating at the same time. She throws the biggest tantrums if she can't figure something out or if she doesn't get her way. Her biggest thing lately is wanting to feed herself everything. This is fine except when it's yogurt. But she will sometimes refuse to eat if she can't do it herself.

She is taking some steps on her own but still would rather be carried. We're trying not to pick her up as often and encourage her to walk.  She thinks she is such a big girl. We are surprised what all she can and wants to do on her own. She knows how to pick up her toys and put them away. She will grab her washcloth in the bathroom and wipe herself off. She tries to put her own socks on but they usually end up as mittens.  She likes to "write", loves to dance and talks all day long.  She is really into opening and closing things right now and dumping out and filling up.

She can recognize some of her body parts: mouth, nose, hair, belly, and sometimes ears. She can follow simple commands, when she wants to at least!

Olivia has been hit or miss with sleep the past several nights. Some night she does great and we don't have to go in there but other nights, we are in her room frequently checking on her, rocking her, giving her a bottle. But I am thankful that there are finally some nights where I don't have to get out of bed.  Every little bit helps.

Even though being her parents can be so tiring at times, Theo and I love her and Carter more than the whole world and wouldn't trade our Olivia for anything!


The Shoemakers said...

Amen Sista!! lol One thing that drives me crazy is when she cant get her clothes or shoes on as fast as she wants she will let out the most horrid scream!!

ruslinga said...

Oh my goodness! I think Olivia & Claire could be sisters, such similarities. So, I don't think it's just having the girl second, I think it's just girls! What a beautiful girl she is though!!!