Saturday, December 23, 2006

All Smiles

Olivia turned 7 weeks old today! Yes, we are approaching the two month hard to believe!

Well there are a few quick updates to give. First, I had my surgery on Thursday. It went very well and I am feeling great. I was just a little tired the day of the procedure, but I was feeling much better by Friday. My Mom took the day off on Thursday to help me tend to Olivia as I would have not had the energy to do it alone. Todd took the day off Friday just to be here to help. It was nice for him to have an extra day off around Christmas and it was nice having him here. So hopefully this surgery took care of the problem and I can be back to my pre-pregnancy self. I will go for a follow-up appointment the second week of January to make sure things are ok.

Now a weight update for Baby O! We went to our breastfeeding support group this week for the Christmas party. After cookies, presents and some mingling with other moms we got the babies weighed. Now two weeks ago Livie weighed in at 10 lbs. 2 oz. I figured that by now she would probably be weighing around 11 lbs. Well no way...we are at a whopping 11 lbs. 8 oz! I can hardly believe how quickly this child is gaining weight. It is becoming very obvious in the size of her cheeks and the rolls that are developing on her legs and arms! I am loving every second of it. There is just nothing cuter than a chubby baby! And knowing that she is obviously getting the nutrition she needs is very comforting.

As I mentioned before Olivia has started smiling at us. She does it very often and it is so great! Up until now I have not had any luck catching any of the smiles on camera. Well I finally did this week! And I am sure it will become easier and easier to capture them as she becomes more interactive with us.
And one more first to report...she officially rolled over from her tummy to her back on Thursday! At first I thought it was a fluke...that she just sort of lost balance and toppled over. But she did it again and has done it a few more times since then. It is so exciting watching her do all of these things for the first time! Todd and I truly are proud parents!


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh she is one chunky monkey...too cute and the smiles are so darn cute....I wish I could be there to see her smile and roll over... Aunt Susan

Wormie said...

That is one beautiful smile!! She just gets cuter and cuter!
So glad you're feeling well, Jess!
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas! I love you!
Aunt Delia

Uncle Larry said...

What a sweetheart, and a smile from the angels. 12 pounds at 2 months is a healthy sign, that formula must be delicious. Hoping Santa brings all the Menors a sack of good cheer, love and health for the New Year. Uncle Larry