Sunday, January 21, 2007

This weekend Olivia has added two more words to her vocabulary. When I tell her she is a "good girl" she repeats it back to me by saying "goo grr"
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Friday, January 19, 2007

Today was Brian's birthday. So tonight his parents came over for a visit and they brought dinner. It was so nice not to have to cook. I did though make him a cake today for his birthday. I'm not the greatest of Baker's as most people know, but I still try.
The girl's really enjoyed looking at the candles, but their favorite part was having a little taste of daddy's chocolate cake. Soon after the cake, the sugar set in because these girl's were bouncing off the walls! Serious sugar overload going on . Next time I should probably not give them any type of sugar close to bed. Another lesson learned.
Posing for a pic, daddy & his girl's
Olivia having a taste
Avery having a taste

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Over the last two day's Olivia seems to back to her old self again. She's actually eating better now than before she got sick. I know she's feeling better because today she was right back into her old routine of chasing Avery around the kitchen, and climbing all over the couch. Which of course comes along with not listening when I would tell her to get down.
The best part of her feeling better is having her smile back.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We finally got some snow yesterday afternoon. Actually more ice than snow. Olivia didn't get a chance to see it because she was napping. While Brian was outside trying to shovel the ice off the driveway Avery watched him in awe. She was so excited first of all to see the snow, that when I put her up on the couch she looked outside and said "WOW" then she was even more excited to see daddy out there.

When he saw that she was watching him from the window, he took a little break to play peek-a-boo with her.

Olivia is doing much better today, the course of antibiotics has really helped a lot. She's almost back to herself again. When she saw the snow outside this morning, she stood at the back door forever trying to figure out what happened out there.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

This afternoon I packed Olivia up and headed over to the walk in clinic. Last night while we were getting her ready for bed, we noticed some little red spots on her chest. I hate the walk in clinics because usually you end up waiting forever. But today we were home within an hour of going there. Olivia's new diagnosis.... Infection in her throat and the doctor noticed that her eye was a little weepy. So now we are on antibiotics for her throat and eye, along with drops for both eyes. I feel so bad for her, she tries to play with her toys, but she's so worn out from being sick that she drops to the floor and lay's there. The good news is the fever is finally gone, and Avery is still o.k.
But then again tomorrow is a different day.

Friday, January 12, 2007


I don't know how this has happened but somehow the flu bug has made it's way into our house. So far only Olivia has been bit by the nasty little critter. What surprises me even more is that both of the girl's had the flu shot. Go figure!

Wednesday night she started to get a fever and by Thursday morning it had reached 40.5, I had been up with her most of the night so that was it, I figured it was high enough to earn us a trip to the doctor. Her Pediatrician says's she has the stomach flu and it should pass. I just have to make sure she still gets enough fluids which she is. She told me that if she gets worse I'm to take her to emerg where they will probably admit her. Whatever is going around is really bad from what she tells me. She has already admitted a handful of children for the same thing. Well I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she doesn't get any worse, and that Avery doesn't get it. She hasn't thrown up today so I'm taking that as a positive. So far today she has had lots of water some dry toast and a couple bites of banana. More than I expected.

This picture is of her the day before the little bugs invaded her little skinny body. I haven't had a smile from her since

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Today was tidy up day at our house, so when the girl's saw me pull out my swiffer they were all eye's. I usually clean the house while they are napping so today was a whole new adventure for them.

Avery started to give me her little growl that she gives when she wants something so I handed her the swiffer and she was off! She knew exactly what to do with it. She walked around the house for about 10 minutes sweeping the floor. And of course she had the biggest smile on her face the entire time.

Olivia stayed in the background watching. I think she was trying to figure out what she was doing.

We are now officially off of all baby food. The girl's have made it quite clear they no longer want anything to do with it. So... this mean's a lot more work and planning on my part. My dilemma is not reflux anymore it is texture. Olivia is and always has been a real texture baby. So if something doesn't feel right in her mouth, it and everything else comes right back out. If anyone has any kid tested and approved recipes I would so appreciate it if you could forward them to me.

In case not everyone has noticed I have added a few new links on the right hand side of the page. These are some other preemies who were also born at Mac. They are all absolutly amazing! The other site is "Growing Your Baby". Lisa does a fabulous job at keeping this site updated. Everyone should take a look.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Over the holidays Olivia started kissing everything. She kisses her dolls and any stuffed animals she has. Even her blankie gets a kiss every once in a while. Yesterday I asked her to give Avery a kiss. When she kissed her, Avery thought it was so funny that the more Avery laughed the more kisses she got.

It is so sweet because she doesn't do the typical baby opened mouth kiss. She actually puckers up!

Over Christmas she also started to put two words together. Her new thing to say now when she is finished her bottle is "that's it". Yesterday Avery put her first two words together as well. She says "all done" when she is finished her bottle. She is not as clear as Olivia is but I can still understand what she is saying.

They are progressing in their development so quickly these days. Every day when Brian comes home from work I have something new to tell him.

It's hard to believe that our little micro preemie babies are actually toddlers now.