Wednesday, February 08, 2012

'Bout Time: What, Did You Just Have a Baby?

I thought I would have so much more time for this. As my M-I-L pointed out, I have not been great about sending out photos for her (or others) to brag about. I am still in a baby time warp. Here's a sampling of my day:


Wake up late (anywhere from 9 am to 2 pm)
Take a happy picture of Oliver to send to Todd
Feed the baby and play solitaire
Hold the baby
Watch some Grey's Anatomy while holding the baby
Feed the baby
Hold the baby
Kiss the baby
Watch some more TV
Feed the baby
Remember to eat, eat a lot
Hold the baby
Feed the baby
Go to bed

I am loving it.

Mo came to help for almost 2 weeks. It was heaven. Mo has more energy than any one I naps helped her keep up the energy.


We got SO MUCH DONE! The nursery got finished, the loft was organized, and my mental health was restored.

I bought her an "Oliver-care Uniform" to match mine.


Mo was my angel!


And now for an Oliver-cuteness break:


While Mo was here, and while the Tyler & Brittany Rhodes were still in town, we blessed Oliver.


It was wonderful. We had our family and loved ones here in our home. The Bishop presided, and Todd gave the most beautiful blessing.



All of the Rhodes kids (and their kids) had been able to be together just after Christmas. We love being together!

Ollie loves Aunt Darcy!


While Mo was here, Abby and Lil' Boo came to meet the babies.


Lil' Boo is such a good big sister/cousin (regardless of OK's face)!


Also while Mo was here, another little baby boy joined us... Little SP!


Amy & Chris' little boy was born and got to meet his Aunts, his Mo, and his cousins. I should have a photo of Amy holding her boy, but we wouldn't give her the chance while we were in the same room as him! Mo was in grandbaby heaven.


Here's another Oliver-cuteness break:




We visited Grandma Green a couple of times while all the family was here.


We LOVE Grandma and LOVE to see her being so cute with our babies.



After Mo left, I finally made my terrarium that I have been obsessing about.


It took about 20 minutes to put together, and I get tremendous satisfaction from it.


It's a little bit of summer sitting on my table during winter.


So, it's been a FUN few weeks. Oliver is 9 weeks old today and it feels like it's gone by in a flash and yet, it's like he's always been here with us. Todd and I are still amazed at the love and support flowing to us and our very loved little boy. I am so pleased and amazed at how LOVED he is by so many people. People want to meet him, hold him, LOVE him. What a nice situation to be in when you enter the world. I hope he always feels this loved and included. I hope he will always have confidence in the love of his family and friends. What a blessing to go through life believing you were wanted and looked-forward-to and loved by virtue of BEING.

So to end this catching-up session... some more Oliver-cuteness: