Sunday, February 04, 2007

The zoo

We visited the zoo yesterday. We were a little disappointed as we were expecting to see some panda and cubs. It turned out only being one large panda and he was fast asleep curled up in a corner so we really couldn't see him. Other than that , it was a typical zoo like in Ontario. The walk was great though to give the babies some fresh air and put them asleep.

Olivia's eye infection is all cleaned up so no more screaming to get those drops in. She has started to really cling to us both more now. The first couple days she just seemed very easy going and would go in her crib after falling asleep on us. Now when she falls asleep we try to put her down and she just wakes up crying. We just came up from breakfast and she's fast asleep on Daddy's chest now on the bed. She still is waking up throughout the night about every 2 hours. Our hearts are just broke because its a really hurtful cry so we are not sure if she is having night terrors or what is going on.

She's finally taking her formula and cereal in a bottle but will not take anything from the spoon. We really need to get some fruit into her for fibre but she just won't hear tell of it. We have even been mixing up fruit juice in a bottle but she just won't touch it. The one thing she will drink though is the fruit punch flovoured electroyltes from Erin ,, thanks soooooo much Erin, it truly has been a god sent!

The food for us SUCKS big time. I'm a little bit easier with trying things but Kirk is a meat and potatoe kinda guy and can't find anything he likes. The McDonald's even taste a but funny. It has a tangy taste to it. The ketchup is horrible so if your a big ketchup fan pack a bunch of packets of Heinz. The french fries are always something to fall back on.

O.K on with some more pics of Olivia and her friends.



Anonymous Sandra said...

Looks like you are having a great trip. Olivia is such a cutie!

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Penny said...

Oh look at those little faces! How cute are they?

Sorry to hear she is not sleeping through the night. That is rough. For us, when Lucy woke up in the night, David would tend to her. We learned pretty quick that a bottle around 3:00 a.m. was required. Because I don't function well without sleep and Lucy clung to me in the day time it worked out to be good bonding time for Lucy and Daddy - not to mention he can go longer on less sleep than me! If needed, David would catch a cat nap in the afternoon when Miss Lu went for her nap.

Loving the blog and the pictures. Olivia is a doll. I sure hope to meet her (and you guys!!) in person some day.

8:28 PM  
Blogger The Robertsons said...

Glad to hear Olivia is feeling better. How did you do with shopping for 18 month clothes- any luck? I am sure Kirk will be much happier when he gets back to Beijing. There's a Dairy Queen just a short walk from the hotel, as well as Sizzlers Steakhouse and TGI Friday's.


8:28 PM  
Anonymous Phyllis and Tony said...

Debbie and Kirk your little Olivia is such a cutie. Olivia will be fine when her little life is stable and she knows you both are not going anywhere. She has had quite a shock for a 12 month old. I have learned with my caring for babies for almost 25 years, they will adjust with time, patience and lots of love. Thats where mommy and daddy come in.
You both hang in there and Take one Day at a Time. It will all be fine.
God Bless:
Phyllis and Tony

8:36 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

The food may suck for ya now but, wow, oh, wow, is that one beautiful girl!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

Oh my gosh Deb...she is just scrumpdillyicious!! And you sound like parents...trying to figure it all out. ;D You are doing great! Hang in there!!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I love the sweater ... too cute! Glad Olivia is feeling better. Looks like Olivia might be a big time daddy's girl! :-)

10:17 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

What a beautiful face! Hang in there. Things get better in time.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olivia is such a little doll. Hang in there and try not to worry. Olivia weill settle in just fine especially when you are back home, and Briar Hill Auntie drops by for some HUGS.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Kim Davis-Winsor said...


Olivia is so beautiful. I'm glad the infection is healing. I love all the pictures.


5:09 AM  
Blogger Emmie said...

Olivia is adorable! Even though you only saw one panada it's cool you guys got to go to the zoo for a little outing. Our group didn't do that! :( Sorry to hear your having a hard time with the food. I hated it too but ended up losing almost 10 pounds since I wasn't eating much! Anyway, have a great time! Things will get better soon!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Jill and Jaap said...

Great photos! Olivia is such a cutie!!

2:52 PM  

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