Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 2 months, Livi!

Wow-- I can't believe she's 2 months old! I really do feel like I was just pregnant. But I'm so glad she's here!
We haven't gone in for her 2 month checkup yet-- probably will do it the week after Thanksgiving. But we started her on zantac for reflux about 3 weeks ago and she was 11.5 pounds then. And she's a much happier baby since starting medication.

She's wearing size 0-3 month clothes, and sometimes 3 months fit too. She's wearing size 1 diapers. She's got her feeding patterns down-- she eats every 3-4 hours and usually still wakes up around 3:30 am to eat but goes right back to sleep.
She's really starting to develop a personality, and she's a very smiley baby. As this shows.....

She loves Abby-- even when Abby's in her face and poking at her, she's smiling at her. Well, until there's an eye involved, and then there's tears!
Happy 2 month birthday, Livi!!


I've learned it's easier to bathe them together on Livi's bath days. Abby thinks it's pretty cool because she can help.
Livi's pretty photogenic at baseline, but she was looking exceptionally beautiful a couple of nights ago. Look at those blue eyes!! Any bets on when they'll turn brown?? :)

I'm back at work. I'm ok with it. There actually weren't any tears this time. It's amazing what 2 extra weeks at home will do for you. I was, however, an hour and 20 minutes late for work last Tuesday. It's gotten better since then though!!

And now we're gearing up for Thanksgiving....and moving!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Photos in the Leaves

It's been a lazy weekend here in Moore. Which is a great thing, since it's my last one before heading back to work on Tuesday. Hard to believe 8 weeks have gone by already. To be totally honest, part of me is ready to head back to work. And the other part is going to cry my eyes out tomorrow night.
Since I still have Amy's camera lens, we took a few pictures in the fall leaves in Mom and Dad's backyard today. My real goal was to get a good family picture, but that didn't happen. I'll try with a profession in the spring. But I still got a few good ones!!
My first picture with Livi since she was born:
The one ok family one we did get, and it's looks better in B&W:

Livi in the Leaves::

Abby and Daddy::

I've learned it's MUCH easier to get action shots of Abby, so I've pretty much given up getting her to pose at this point. Maybe when she's 5.....
I'm giving Amy back her lens tomorrow, so I'll just have to put it on my wish list. Anybody have an extra $700 lying around they want to donate to a creative cause?!?!?!?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Photos in the Field

I've been wanting to do some outdoor professional photos of the girls (really, the whole family, but that involves convincing Dave too!). But, since we're buying a house, now isn't the time to spend 300+ dollars on photography. But then I realized I could probably take my own pictures in a field near our house! I borrowed a wide angle lens from a woman I work with (thanks, Amy!) and had my very pregnant friend Adrienne come with me for support.

I think the pictures turned out awesome. I got a ton of duds too, and Abby wasn't the most cooperative child ever, but there's definitely a few worthy of being blown up.

My favorite one of the ENTIRE day:::

Others who deserve credit: my friend Gina, who made the beautiful pink blanket. My dad, who built the rocking chair for his first granddaughter. And Dave and I, for having such awesome DNA. :)
Which one is YOUR favorite???

Little More O Livi

Here's a few more, just to show how much she's growing. I can't believe she's already almost 8 weeks old. And that I have to go back to work in 3 days. :(
This is usually what her hair looks like...sticking out on the side!

Look at those beautiful eyes! She's so photogenic....

In Abby news, I went to her parent/teacher conference at daycare today. She's doing well in all areas, actually pretty advanced in the language area. But she bites. Sigh. I was a biter too....guess this is payback. Hope she doesn't mind wrinkles in her socks too.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We've been pretty creative around here lately.
First up, pumpkin painting. I hate carving pumpkins because it's so messy and they never come out looking like I think they should (stupid pumpkins), so we decided to let Abby have at them this year.

She was up for the challenge.

But, of course, not all the paint stayed on the pumpkin.

And she had a blast doing it. So much so that she still asks to paint the pumpkins. Luckily, they're still on our porch, so we can!!

Last week, in a burst of creativity myself, I created a bow holder for the girls. I really liked how it turned out. Unfortunately, I didn't estimate the number of bows we have very well. Guess I'll just have to make another one soon!

I almost bought a silk screen thing from an infomercial at 4am today. Because I definitely need one. For what I don't know, but as Abby says, I NEEEEEED it!
And we bought a house! A post on that coming soon.....