Friday, December 14, 2012

1 Month

I can't believe it has already been one month since Olivia was born. I would add a darling picture of her smiling... but blogger thinks I need to start paying to add pictures. (I'll come back and add one when I figure out what I am going to do.) Here are a few things I want to remember about our first month together.

- Somehow she knows when it is Friday night, and she likes to party all night long.
- We have been sleeping in until 9 most mornings.
- Her longest stretch of sleep at night has been 4 hours. (Such a happy mom when that happens.)
- She has had a mild case of baby acne.
- Hates tummy time, but has mastered the push up.
- She enjoys bicycle legs.
- My class was so happy to meet her, and they all wanted to come home with us.
- Everyone mentions how she has the best lips.
- She is a champion nurser. She has 2 blisters on her lips from sucking so hard, and the skin has peeled off 3 times so far.
- At night she loves to be swaddled , and once she breaks free she is awake.
- Does great in the bath. She just lays there enjoying the warm water.
- We have gone through two boxes of diapers. 1 box of newborn, and a box of 1's.
- Her binky is still a little bit of a challenge for her and she makes a clicking noise when she sucks on it.
- She loves walking around the mall with me in her stroller.
- Makes the cutest little grunts while she sleeps.
- Instantly starts crying when she is strapped in the car seat, but falls asleep once we start driving.
- At her 2 week appointment she was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 21.25 inches.
- We introduced her to the bottle so she'll be able to eat while I am at work. No problem there.
- She has grown out of most of her newborn clothes.
- Has had 2 small blow outs, and peed on the bed twice.
- Likes the nature sounds on her swing.
- At times you think that she is almost asleep and then the next second she is WIDE awake.
- Started giving us a few real smiles this week.
- When she first falls asleep she starts to breathe really hard.

And here are just a few of my thoughts:

It's funny how I am so tired in the middle of the night, but when I go to pick her up, I forget all about it. She is just so cute.

The boppy pillow doesn't work for my short waist, so I don't use it to hold her while nursing. Sometimes she lounges in it, or I use it behind my back while nursing.

Netflix is my best friend. I have watched quite a few shows, it's embarrassing how many... I went to the library this week to get some books because I was so sick of TV.

I have no idea how I am going to go back to school. I know that it will workout somehow, but right now I am not ready. (I keep telling myself I am excited to go back, and it's only for a few hours each morning. I CAN DO IT!)

It's hard for me to let her sleep sometimes, I just want to wake her up and play with her. But then again, sometimes when she is awake, I can't wait for her to go to sleep. I'm working on sleeping when baby is sleeping.

We have been spoiled with meals from friends and family, and haven't eaten any of our freezer meals yet.

But that is soon to change. I have been pumping and freezing my milk for when I go back to work, and that is taking over our freezer.

I cried the first 2 times she threw up after eating. Bob had to remind me that she was fine. She was of course oblivious that anything had happened.

After I feed her between 5-7AM, if she is fussy Bob will get up and rock her back to sleep before he gets ready for work.

Even after 1 month, sometimes I still don't believe it's real. I look at her and think, "She is really mine?" We are so blessed to have little Olivia in our family and love her so much. We can't wait to see what is in store for month 2!


A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I have heard of other bloggers having the photo thing happen. You might check your Picasa account and see if its full. Also check to see what size your images are uploading at. I have hundreds on my craft blog and have never had a problem. (knock on wood)

Here is what blogger says
"Limits on photos:

When you upload an image through Blogger, it gets stored on Picasa Web Albums, and is therefore subject to the quota limit on your account there. You can sign in there with your Google Account to access all your images. The Picasa Web Albums Help Center has more information about free storage limits and limits on image size. If you have recently upgraded your quota limit, you may have to sign in to your PWA account in order for the new storage quota to be reflected on Blogger."

You also might be able to link them through Flickr rather than a direct upload. Good luck!

Danielle said...

I don't know why but I loved this post so much - read every word. P.s. I just ended up paying the money. Sad

Unknown said...

I have sort of figured the blogger thing out. You have a couple of options.
1. Go to your blog, click on design, click on settings (on the left). Under permissions click on "add an author". Add another email address that you use, or create a 2nd gmail address and add that. Now it gets a little crazy, you have to open that email, accept being added as an author, open up your blog by signing in with your new email. Go back to permissions and see if you can change the new email status from "Author" to "Admin." (I can't remember if you can do that being logged in with your new email or old email. Now every time you post from now on, you will need to log in with your new email and it will let you post pictures again.
2. I haven't fully tested this next part, but from reading on the google site, I believe that if your pictures are less than like 2500 pix x 2500 pix, they don't count towards your storage. Also, videos that are under 15 min don't count towards your storage. Hope this helps.

On a side note, hopefully we get to see you guys over the holidays.

Good luck.