Sunday, November 30, 2008


Here's a short clip of Ian bouncing Oli on the bed...they were at this for awhile, but my memory was too low on my camera so it's just a short clip!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

3 Months!

Oli is 3 months old today!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Oliver got to play in his exersaucer for the first time the other day...I stacked up blankets for his feet and put one around him to keep him from wobbling around too much, but he really liked it!

Haha, what a funny face.

Oli had two vaccines on Monday (11/10) and weighed 13lbs, 3oz.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Taggie Blanket

I bought Oliver this cute taggie blanket off of, even though he's not quite old enough to fully appreciate it. (Little ones like feeling all the different textures of the blankets and the ribbon 'tags' along the edges.)

But today he was playing with it and just as happy as could be! Here's a video...

trying so hard...

I can tell Oli is getting soooo close to start grabbing for things. He likes staring at the toys I hold up in front of him, and he moves his little arms around, and every once in a while he actually hits the toy - but by accident. It's so fun seeing him learn new things every single day. I'm excited for him to hit this developmental milestone, so he can start playing with all the cute rattles and toys his family and friends have given him!
Oh, and he rolled over in his crib again last night. Of course he only does it when I'm not around to see! The stinker.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We have a roller....or maybe it was just a fluke? Anyway, he did it in secret...
Oliver is a tummy-sleeper, and last night around 2am he was fussing in his crib, which is normal as he usually eats at this time. Well, I went in to get him, and instead of lying on his tummy like I had put him down, he was on his back!!
I'll be giving him lots of tummy time this week and watching carefully to see if this is for real!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Quit My Job!

This weekend, Ian and I had a long talk, and decided it was best for me to quit my job. I was scheduled to return in two weeks, and had been dreading it. When I was pregnant, I had planned on returning for at least the rest of the school year, and then considering a new job. But once the little bug arrived, I began wishing I could just quit now.
My office is an hour away from home - that means I would not see Oli for 11 hours of the day. And with Ian being out of town a lot, Oliver would get home in the evening just in time to get ready for bed. I was NOT going to be okay with that. I will miss my coworkers, they are great people, but the drive is just not worth it.
I am looking for a new job, but I'm not in a huge rush yet. I would love to work part-time and close to home, but a full-time job will be okay as long as I'm not too far! I would also like to eventually return to Drake to finish my Master's, but I'm not sure when.
For now, I'm going to enjoy all this time I get with my little one. I have found that in the last year, I have gotten more 'granola' than I ever thought I would. I'm a breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping mama and I'm okay with that! In fact I'm proud of it! I think that even just another month of being at home with Oli will be so good for both of us.

So...if you hear of any great jobs that deal with kiddos, let me know! :)

A Drummer?

Ian seems to think that Oli should be a drummer when he grows up...Here's a video of them playing together.