9.06.2008

A Fresh Look

I felt it was time for a fresh look for the blog. Hope you like. I've also added a "Followers" button on the sidebar. It's a new blogger thing where they will keep track of the blogs you read and give you updates. Sounds cool to me - I've tried to become a "follower" of most of your blogs. We'll see how it works...

It has been a crazy few weeks in our house but mostly good. I've started back to school and am getting used to our new routine which includes earlier rising, daycare three times a week, and trying to get organized with my work! Olivia is doing well in daycare. I really like her preschool and the caregivers in her infant room. She really enjoys being around the other babies and the different toys they have there. We've found a sippy cup she'll use (the Nuby cup from the dollar bin a Walmart - go figure...) but she's still not taking very much from it. I spoke with our pediatrician and she assures me that as long as Olivia is having at least 6 wet diapers in a 24 hour period, she'll be fine.

We've had lots of family in town the last little while, some from previously planned visits but several due to Hurricane Gustav. Thankfully, everyone is well but not everyone has electricity. It was so much fun to see Olivia interact with family members she doesn't get to see every day.

Olivia cut her first tooth last weekend and then three days ago we noticed that her second tooth has broken through as well! Add that to the runny/stuffy nose she's had lately and it's been superfun around here during the night. Her hair is really growing quickly now that it's finally coming in and I just love to rub her fuzzy little head.

We had a day last week of wonderfully cooler weather and it made me realize how ready for fall I am. We have so much to look forward to!