Thursday, November 30, 2006

Olivia takes a bite out of the "big apple"

Yesterday Liv visited New York City for the first time.
14 years ago I was treated for Rabdomayosarcoma, at Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC. I have been cancer free ever since, but yearly I have to go back for check ups. So yesterday, the day they were lighting the Christmas tree, we made the trip. Of course all my Dr's thought she was just the cutest, which she is. We wanted to take Olivia to see the tree, but it was a mad house around that area, so we opted to go to my favorite place to eat, Angels. It is all fresh homemade Italian pasta. Luckly they had a little tree there so we took a picture in front of it.
In the other picture you can see the empire state building, which is decked out in red and green. I just love the holiday's in the city!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Feeling better

I'm happy to report that both Vinay and Liv are feeling better.
I must say the whole house smells like Vicks vapor rub. I had a plug in, in Olivia room, I had it on my chest, and I was giving Liv vapor baths. The minute you walk thru the front door your nasel passages open up.
Last night the 2 of them we so exhausted they fell asleep like this watching "The Amazing Race"

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thanksgiving : Turkey and the sniffles

Thanksgiving was great. We went to Vinay's Mom's and ate way too much. We slept over thanksgiving night and the next night. Olivia slept great in the pack and play. Unfortunatly both Vinay and Liv came home with a cold. Last night she was up every 2 hours because she was so stuffy. Luckly it's just a cold and no fever. My poor baby I think I feel worse for her than she actually feels.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Shoe therapy is good for the sole!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I took my blogger friends advice.
Today I went to my Mom's house, she watched Liv while I went to Macy's to pay my charge.
While I was there the shoe department was calling my name, so I wondered over and found a great pair of boots for $49.99 and it was 20% off if you used your credit card.
I can't pass up a great deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't even go up to the children's department.
Just an hour to myself.

Monday, November 20, 2006

It's beginning to look allot like "Winter"

Ok is suppos to be Christmas, but I'm not ready for the Christmas season yet. I just don't know how I'm going to do any shopping this year.
Today was cold here and it's the first day I had to bundel Liv up. She is doing great but we're still waiting for those pesky teeth to make an appearence.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Comic relief

I've figured out life with a baby is allot like living in a frat house.
Everyone up at all hours of the night,
Bottels lay everywhere, ok there baby bottels, but still bottels.
The toilet's haven't been cleaned in a long time,
The place is just a mess,
Dishes piled up in the sink,
No laundry being done,
Some people have gone days without showering.
Pizza boxes litter the garbage,
And thanks to Parker, there is now even puke on the lawn.

Life is good, even if it isn't perfect.

I just wanted to say thank you to all the Mom's who have reached out to me, with their comments, phone calls and emails. It's so comforting to know that I'm not alone.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

4 weeks

Well today marks 4 weeks since we got home.

It feels like she's been here longer.I love this picture of Vinay and Liv because they look so comfortable together. I also must say Vinay has just been incredable with her and seeing him with her, makes me fall even more in love with him.

Well last week I told you how good Liv was eating. Well the cereal was making her bloated so she wasn't drinking her bottel. One of my many mistakes. Liv has also decided that she wants to wake up during the night but not drink a bottel, or go back to sleep.

I am finally realizing how tough being a parent is. I love her so much and I want to do everything right so I have been stressing out. Big time!!!!!!!!!!! Last week was a killer.

Vinay worked late Monday and Tuesday, got home at 10 then Wednesday he had to catch a 5Am train to Baltimore. He didn't get home till 4pm Thursday. I did as best I could without him, but it was hard. By Friday night I was fried. My wonderful, fantastick husband. Let me sleep in the guest room friday night, so I wouldn't hear the monitor, and got up with her all night. Did I mention Liv has been getting up more than once. He is so wonderful.

I have really been enjoying being a full time Mom, but I have my moments, when I think "I don't know what I'm doing? I don't know how I'm going to do this? Or how I will be the Mom she deserves?" The sleep deprevation isn't helping me much either. I know this is all first time mommy stress, and I really didn't think I would stress since she's already 6 months, and we waited so long for her, but here I am. A stressed out crazy lady, who needs a haircut, bad, and is just trying to figure all this stuff out.

And you all thought the drama was over once the adoption was complete.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Eating good in the neighborhood

This cutie is eating like crazy. Cereal that is. Tonight she ate 3 bowls. I started with 2 tablespoons, she gobbled it up so I made another tablespoon. She finished that off, so I made another. Then I said to Vinay she must be thirsty with all that food, so I put some water in a sippy cup. No dice, so I took the top off the cup and put it too her mouth. Guess what she drank. Ok she was licking it up like a cat, but still. Then I started crying, nooooo, she growing up too fast.

Next week it will be 1 month since she's been home. Wow did that go quick. It feels like she's always been here, but still when I hear her babbeling thru the monitor in the morning I can't believe she's home. We are so lucky that she found us, and I am so grateful to the wonderful agency we had.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rock the vote

Yes today we spent the whole day in our jammies, but we did make it out to vote. The poll workers must have thought I was crazy taking pictures in there, so I had to explain the whole story on how she is adopted and this will be her first vote as an american.
Food update: Olivia has started on cereal last week and is doing great, she loves it, and will just keep eating and eating. By the end of the week we hope to start on some veggies

Sunday, November 05, 2006

1st date

On saturday Olivia's boyfriend finally came to see her. This is Nicholas and Liv loved him.Although the date was short, because both Liv and Nicholas had to take a nap, Liv is looking forward to spending more time with him. On Sunday I took Liv to her first baby shower, and of course she was a hit. She looked especially cute in her red outfit complete with beret.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tastes like chicken

Here she is, our little chicken. Liv had a very busy halloween. I took her to my Mom's, then it was off to work to show her off, finally Vinay came home and we took her to some of the neighbors to show her off some more.
The poor little girl was exhausted, and had to go to bed early.
Her first halloween was so fun, and I am so happy she was home for it.

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