Sunday, March 18, 2007

Finally an UPDATE!!

O.k I know bad mommy as I haven't updated Olivia's blog in a looooong time. Wow where to begin.... Olivia would not take any cereal or solids from us at all until last week. We finally have her taking cereal 4 times a day but she's not fond of the jar's of baby food. I'm going to mash up some carrots and potatoe tonight to see if she'll take that. Since our last post she has turned one and really really enjoyed the icing on her birthday cake. We had some of her cousins over to help celebrate her big celebration and my cousin came to suprise me and help me out with getting Olivia on a schedule (she has 2 boys). Her sleeping has been getting better since China but she still gets up 4 or 5 times throughout the night for a quick check to make sure we are there. She wakes once for a bottle and then up between 4:30 and 5:30 for the day. She usually has a 45 minute morning nap and then an hour to 2 hour afternoon nap. She hasn't slept in her crib at all since coming home. She screams and holds her breath if we try to put her in it. She has been sleeping with me and Kirk in our bed. We just moved her crib into our room last week and took down one side so it is up against our bed still. We wait for her to go asleep and then put her in the crib. As soon as she wakes, she cries and then crawls back over on our bed. We're not pushing her too much yet with this one. Right now, just getting sleep is a bonus.

She is a very happy baby unless tired or hungry. She loves getting tickled and the giggles are just to die for. She picks up on the cause and effect of all her toys quickly. All I can tell you is that we are 2 very blessed parents to have Olivia as our daughter.

O.k on for what you really want....the pictures! It's just a mixture of pictures that I have taken since last posting. Thanks to everyone who is still checking my blog and I will try to post more regularly, even if its just pictures.



Anonymous Phyllis and Tony & Kids said...

Debbie and Kirk you are both blessed with one beautiful baby and Olivia is so blessed that she has a forever family.
You have been missed on your blogg and was so glad to hit refresh and dahdah there was Olivia pretty little face. She looks like she had quite a birthday celebration. Lots of celebrations to come.
Phyllis, Tony and Kids

4:12 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

Me lurves! Thanks for sharing those may yet remember how much that helps those of us waiting.

Sounds like all is coming along well. Hey, sleep is good no matter how you have to get it :0)

4:21 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Happy 1st Birthday Olivia!!! Thanks so much for sharing the pics!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Magi said...

The pictures and update are great. It sounds like things are going pretty well. Thanks for sharing with us!

5:12 PM  
Blogger LIZ said...

Thanks for sharing the pics...Olivia is just soooo cute!

7:30 PM  
Blogger PaulaBrett said...

She is so adorable Debbie and Kirk. You are both very lucky. Can't wait for another Mommies in Waiting Dinner so we can meet the first of the arrivals.
Take care and I hope you get some more sleep.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Deb and Sean said...

You were a very regular poster ... pre Olivia! Wasn't surprised to find that change once you got home and had 'priorities'. Glad to hear you are making headway with the sleeping schedule and enjoying parenthood! Happy Birthday Olivia!

group 249 ... getting close!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Olivia is just adorable ... and such a happy little baby!

10:23 PM  
Blogger The Carmodys said...

You're so not a bad mom! Looks like things are going really well - better everyday eh? those are some cute pictures! We missed you yesterday. Hope to see you soon.


10:39 PM  
Blogger Mark & Michelle said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the great photos!!

I am glad that Olivia is doing well. Happy Birthday to Olivia!!

We will take anything you want to give us in the post department!!

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Paula's Mum said...

Olivia certainly looks very happy and healthy what a lovely little daughter you have. Cant wait for Paula to get Chloe.
Paula's Mum Pauline

12:30 AM  
Blogger The Robertsons said...

Glad to see you back online- I checked every couple days to see if you had any new pics. As for Olivia's sleeping habits, they are exactly like our first daughter Hannah. The only way she slept in the crib was with the side out and then she could roll into our bed. The good thing was she decided on her own to go to a big girl bed and doesn;t ever want to come into ours now.
Olivia looks to be doing well- Kimberly is enjoying both baby food and mashed fruit and veggies. Just give it time and it'll all happen.

Keep us posted,

6:41 AM  
Blogger a&mg said...

Thanks for the update and the pictures! Olivia is beautiful and looks very happy!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Brentnall said...

Hi Deb,
All of ours were in the bed with us. Jack will be 4 in June and he still wakes every night and comes over with us. I don't care! He never slept in a crib!! Ever!! Took it down and gave him a bed.Once they're are in school, they are gone and they won't want to come in. Do whatever works for you. You got to sleep right!! Enjoy it! Cuddle in and smile. She is beautiful!!! Happy Birthday Olivia!

11:49 PM  
Blogger PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I just watched all the videos and I have to say that you got yourselves one beautiful happy baby on your hands!

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie & Kirk: How nice to see that she is looking as cute as ever. She's got a little sparkle in her eyes and I love it! Hard to believe a little bundle, barely 1, knows exactly how to get to snuggle with mommy & daddy. She's precious! At least the eating's going in the right direction and one of these days the sleeping will too. Just take it one day (or should I say night...) at a time! Luv & blessings,

5:18 PM  
Blogger Jill and Jaap said...

YAY! So glad to see a post! SHE IS SO CUTE!

Looks like she had a wonderful birthday party! Can't wait to meet her in the future!

Sleep is for wimps!! haha...I know...get it while and whenever and however you can!

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its' sooooooooooo good to hear from you. I was having withdrawals for sure.
She is so happy looking and just perfect. You are doing a great job with her it certainly shows!

Can't wait until your next posting and pics of course.

Lori, Richard

2:07 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I just looooove the pictures!!! What a cute little munchkin!!! Um...maybe she doesn't want the jar food or anything else because she had a taste of the icing!! LOL!!!

8:20 PM  
Blogger coco said...

Olivia is just adorable. Glad things are going well for all of you.

Gotcha 2/26/07
Olivia Xin Walker

10:29 AM  

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