Friday, January 05, 2007

8 months old and rearing to go

Olivia thought in celebration of her being 8 months old today that she might like to stand up. I must say that since we were both sick together over the holidays, Liv has really bonded with us. She now will come to me and put her head down to snuggle, which she never did before. She also has to always be right by my side. If I'm in the kitchen, she has to be right there with me. No longer will she let me be in one room and her in another, even if she can see me. Part of me is so happy that she is letting us in, but another part of me is feeling guilty. On Jan 24 Vinay has a yearly incentive trip for work to Mexico. All expense paid for us, that we have had fun on the last 5 years. I use to just worry that I'll miss her, now I worry that she'll feel like I'm abandoning her. I know it's only 5 days but what if I come back and this new bond is broken. Does anyone know if at 8 months she can realize that I'm gone for that long. I don't know how I'm going to leave her.
On a happier note, my fabulous blogger friend Julia sent us a wonderful package today. Liv loved opening it. In it was an adorable dress, some shoes, and slippers for Liv and a little prayer book for me. Thank you so much Julia. Adoption has brought so many wonderful people into my life and I thank God for that everyday.
In honor of Miss Liv's b-day Vinay is taking his girls out to eat tonight. Something we haven't done in a long time. Thanks Daddy!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone

6 comments:

zero7d said...

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Alleen said...

Looks like you got a spam comment up there!

Anyway, happy 8 months Liv!! I don't have any advice on the leaving her thing. I don't think she'd never forgive you, but I won't lie and say she won't miss you.

Kim said...

I don't think Liv will know you were gone for 5 days, but she will know that you were gone. I'm sure she will forgive you!! She is quite adorable.

The McKenzie Crew said...

I am going to speak out on the missing you issue.

The geatest gift a Momm can give her children is to take care of herself! You can't give and give and give and keep going - take it from me - eventually you WILL give out! It is just a matter of when. Bryan and I make a POINT to get away together from time to time - JUST the two of us. It is GREAT for our marriage - good for both of us and it lets our kids learn from early on how much their parents really love each other - another important thing to teach your children. Kids need to know that the world does not revovle around them.We have ALL been around kids that were never taught that - We each know adults that have never learned that lesson - so you go on that trip and DO NOT FEEL bad abut it - You are doing the right thing. Olivia is going to grow up and leave you one day - You and Vinnay are forever - always take time to for each other - you have to :):)

Julia:)
glad you liked the gifts!

Crystal said...

I can so relate to what you are feeling!! --Go and have fun!!! She will be okay and the hugs snuggles and kisses will still be there when you get back!!!!! Julia said it so perfectly!! hugs :o)

ginger said...

Liv is too cute in that big box. Hope you had a great night out.