Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We've taken O to a couple of Spring Training games and she has really enjoyed being out in the sun and watching all the people, but she is so fair skinned that I worry about her getting burned. Lots of sunblock goes on the girl and we try to keep her in the shade as much as possible.
John made sure to get the following picture because O is wearing her Cubs shirt and he said that this is how she feels about the Cubs. Sorry Erin, it reminds me of you in your Cowboys stuff.
This weekend I got some pictures of her in the bath. Her hair is getting really thick and longer. For a while there I thought we were going to have a baldy. This is her sweet mohawk.
As far as John and I go, we're doing fine. Same old thing with our jobs. I'm hoping there won't be another round of layoffs come July, but it's a possibility. The Coyotes are still looking for investors so we don't know what will happen there either. It's pretty up in the air. I have picked up a work from home job to help supplement my income. It's pretty nice because I can work the hours I am available, and how much I make is really dependent on how much I want to put into it. It's taking some time and effort to really get started but it's worth it if it means that at some point I'll be able to quit working and stay home with O.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
We flew in on a Friday morning and went to John's mom's place and relaxed. Eventually everyone made their way over and we had a nice dinner. Everyone loved Olivia and kept commenting on her beautiful blue eyes (I am so glad they have stayed that color!). Here are some pictures of her with her cousins and Uncle Adam:
Uncle Adam and Billy (who is almost exactly a year older than O)
Courtney is going to be 4 in September. Look how big O is next to her!
Olivia loved her Uncle Adam and especially his hat. She loves hats and glasses. She takes my sunglasses off my face every day.
With Uncle David at the pig show.
We also went to see one of John's good friends, Micah, who was a groomsman in our wedding, and his wife Pebble, who just had twin girls in December, Avery and Pebble. They also have a son who is almost 6. They were adorable and so small! Well, at about 2 1/2 months they were both over 11 pounds, but light as a feather compared to our chunkster. Here is Olivia with Avery. O is not the gentlest child so we were careful with her around them. I love the look on Avery's face.
Olivia got to spend a lot of quality time with her Granny which I know they both appreciated. We left Sunday afternoon after a wonderful long weekend.
Erin and Ryan were recently in town for Spring Training and went out to Mesa to see the Cubs play. While there they picked up a little something for O, much to John's chagrin. We surprised him with her in it and he wasn't happy. She looked so cute though!
We have her 9 month check-up this Friday, although she was at the Dr.'s office last week and the week before. She weighed in at 23 pounds 6 ounces last week. I'm not sure on length but I think around 30 inches. She's getting so big! Turns out she had the flu, though we really thought it was only a cold. She was in a surprisingly good mood for having the flu. She just couldn't shake a cough she had had for about 2 weeks, but I think we are finally getting over it. She slept through the night for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks last night and it was awesome!