Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ahhhhh spring!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well spring has finally arrived, for good I hope, and we have been taking advantage of the nice weather.
I must say things have gotten better on the sleep issue, but I'll just leave it at that. I don't want to jinx myself again. Thanks to everyone for their great advice.

Playing in the backyard.
Olivia's not too fond of being outside, she doesn't like the grass, and she not too thrilled to have to stay on the blanket.
Sometimes you just take a picture and it turns out perfect. Olivia will not leave sunglasses on so I put them on her head and voila, the perfect diva picture.

Monday, March 26, 2007


I am longing for the days when my Liv was waking up at 4 or 5. The last 2 night she has been up at 2 or 3. Not really sure why, but we are doing the go in and reassure her and then leave method. Last night it took 1 hour for her to go back to sleep. I am wiped both mentally, can't stop analyzing why she is waking up, and physically, I have been unable to fall asleep. I'm sure this will all work it's self out. So I'm trying not to dwell.

Anyway, here are some pictures of Liv at the park with her friend Emily last week. Thanks for the great playdate Emily and Chris.

Emily is sooo cool in her sunglasses, and look how high Liv is swinging.
Higher Mommy Higher
Ah the seesaw, the most dangerous toy on the playground. How many of you got hurt on a seesaw as a kid?

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Ok I know everyone is on pins and neddles waiting for this post. HaHa.

Well last night I went to bed prepared. I had taken a nap during the day, so I would be semi-conscience, I had increased Liv's meal size, and tired her out w/ some rigirous playtime.
So there I was In bed with every baby how too book on the nightstand, and guess what? I psyched myself out. Of course I couldn't get to sleep. I finally fell asleep about 2. About 2 hours later I was startled awake by a big, wet, black, nose. No not Vinay, Parker, he wanted to go out. Are you kidding me? "It's too early, go back to sleep Parker". Was all I could get out.

Well all in all don't you know my little girl slept till 6:00AM. So I gave her the bottel, and then she slept till 9:00. what a good baby. Of course I'm exhausted, but Vinay's mom is here so I am going shopping and later I'll take a nice long uninterupped nap. Ah grandmom's, they are the best.
Thanks for all your support, I'm sure this is not over, I'll just have to take it night by night.
Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2007

My deep dark secret

Ok I haven't admitted this before, not even really to myself, but Olivia still gets up during the night. Not all the time, maybe 2 or 3 nights a week, she'll wake up at about 4 or 5 crying for a bottel.

At first I would just wake up make the bottel and be in there before I even realized what time it was. So a quick bottel while I changed her diaper and in 10 min I'm back in bed. Then I was making excuses, her teeth, she has a cold, she didn't eat much today. Then I was getting up so that Vinay wouldn't hear her, since he had to get up in a few hours.

But last night as I was walking to her room at about 4:15 AM it hit me, wait a minute. This girl is almost 11 months old, she should be sleeping thru the night everynight. And how am I ever going to get her off bottels completely if she still wants one during the night. So I stood there and debated w/ myself, should I go in and give it to her, I could be back in bed in 10 min, then she'll sleep till about 9:30 like normal, or should I stick it out and let her cry, and then she'll be up in another 2 hours, and so will I. At 4:30 she was still crying and I was so tired I was laying on the floor outside her room. Now a half hour is my limit, I can't let her cry longer than that. so I caved and went in at 4:45. Gave the bottel and was back in bed at 4:52, no Lie, that girl can down a bottel.

So I decided tonight will be the night we WILL stick it out. Vinay is away for the weekend, so there's no one to wake up, she has no teeth coming in that I know of, and thank God no cold. I've also increased her meal size today so that she won't get hungry. So I'm going to do it. No more night snacks. I've got to get tough, I know it will be better in the long run. Wish me luck.

"Mommy I haven't had any tantrums since Sunday won't you please give me a bottel tonight if I call for one"
" Just you wait till tonight Mommy, it's just you and me"

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

To all my fellow mothers

This was sent to me via email, and I thought I would post it to all my fellow mothers.

Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Here comes Livvy cottontail

We had a busy weekend, and Olivia had her first tantrums on Sunday. I'm hoping it was beacuse she was tired from being up late on Saturday, and not a sign of things to come. The first tantrum was in her highchair because she did not want to eat dinner. How do you feed a screaming child? So she won that one. We took her out, let her calm down and then I fed her while holding her. Something I never thought I would do, way too messy. The second tantrum happened when she was playing with her veggie puff container and I took it away so we could get ready for her bath. That one I just ignored. Which was a better method, because she did not have another one for the rest of the night.

Here's my little bunny, after her bath and all happy again
Don't make me have another tantrum!!!!!!!!
Hey these eggs are empty, isn't there suppose to be money and candy in there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

One little Olivia jumping on the bed

Olivia is usually very calm, especially with me. We call Vinay "good time Charlie" because he always gets Liv all wild and crazy, but when he's traveling I try to fill in. Here she is getting crazy on the bed in her room as I was trying to dress her, so I yelled to my Mom to get the video camera. Well once this little miss realized the camera was on her, she started playing to the camera. Someone call Hollywood we have the next Oscar winner here!!!

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Attached at the hip (Literally)

It's been awhile since I blogged or even checked in on my blogger friends. What exactly have I been doing, you might ask? It's more of what Olivia IS doing. For the last week or so Liv has become really clingy to me. Usually she would be happy to just play, and as long as I was in the same room she would be ok. But now she just whimpers for me to pick her up all day long which is very unlike her. Of course I just hate to see her unhappy so I pick her up, and then she doesn't want to get down. Last week I was actually vacuming with her in my arms. I've found that I can get allot done with only one arm, but I can't get on the computer. Liv just loves the computer and will claw her way to hit the keys. I'm hoping this phase passes soon.

Sleeping beauty
Mommy come here and pick me up!!!!!!!!!
I'll blog for you Mom

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rub a dub dub, Liv in the tub

Well my vow to get out of my PJ's, went down the drain this week. Here it is Wednesday and Liv and I have yet to get dressed. I had a sinus infection, so Vinay had to take care of us. Luckly, knock on wood, Olivia did not catch whatever I had. We hope to get out tomorrow.
When we are stuck in the house I give Liv at least 2 baths a day, she loves to play in there so I sit in the bathroom and fold clothes, or I just sit and enjoy watching her.

Here she is sitting like a princess in her own little claw foot tub.
Oh yea, she is still holding things like this, she plays while sucking on the washrag. Too funny
All clean and in a fresh pair of PJ's. I swear she changes everyday, just look at her in the last post.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Time !!!!!!!!

Today Miss Liv is 10 months old, and all day I have been wishing that I could just stop time for a little while. She is growing up so fast, and I feel like each day just flies by. It's kind of funny how last summer, when I was waiting for her to come home, the days dragged and I couldn't wait for each day to be over. But now I am just enjoying my baby girl so much and she's changing so quickly that I would just like her to stay 10 months for a few more months. Maybe 2 or 3. I'm not ready for her to walk, or for her to go down to 1 nap, or for her 1st birthday.
But the reality of it is that she will grow up, I just thank God that I'm lucky enough to watch her do it!!!!!!!!

Here she is looking like a big girl sitting on her rocking horse.

Also a BIG shout out to my blogger friend Ginger who just found out that her baby girl Maya is out of PGN!!!!!!!!!! Please pray for a speedy pink!!!!!!!

Friday, March 02, 2007

A little help please

Just wondering if you guys could help.
There is a little 7 year old girl that lives in Las Vegas that has leukemia. One wish that she has before she passes is she would like as manypost cards that she can get from all over the world.

.Lucy Lamonica3383 W. Oquendo RdLas Vegas, NV 89118