Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Olivia Grace {weeks 21-24}

I simply can not believe that we've had our Livi-loo for 5 whole months! She is doing new things each day and growing up so fast! At 21 weeks, she laughed at her Daddy for the first time. She's always giving us a big cheesy grin, but this was an actual chuckle. She reaches for everything and puts it all in her mouth. We started letting her chew on Mum-mums (rice husks) while we eat dinner and she devours them, leaving soggy rice bits everywhere... sometimes all over her face. It's adorable. You reach for our food, and Hannah says; "No no Sissy! You have milk!"

Halloween was so much fun this year... she didn't seem to mind her bunny costume too much, and even went around the block with us to "Trick-or-Treat." She was nice and warm and our neighbor called her a "butterball baby." She still only wants Mama and cries a lot when I'm not right there with her at all times... it's difficult, but I'm just glad I can soothe my baby girl. She's still eating every 3hrs during the day and can go 5-6hrs at night (thank you Lord!)

She still requires lots of sleep, and is pretty grumpy when she isn't well-rested. We don't mind. Mama can rock her to sleep pretty quickly, but she gives Daddy a run for his money. She's wearing the same size diaper as Hannah (craziness.) At 5mo she wears Hannah's 9/10mo clothes. She HATES her car seat, which makes going anywhere a little nerve-wracking. I even bought a mirror that lights up and plays music and she still screams. Hannah says; "It's okay Sissy, don't cry" on repeat the whole drive.

Our Liv just adores her big sister. She's constantly watching Hannah and smiling at her--even giggling when Hannah acts silly and gives hugs and kisses. It's so precious to watch the two of them interact. Soon enough Liv will be crawling after her Sister. She's already trying to scoot and rotating 180 degrees on her quilt when we play on the floor. She tries to sit up in her bathtub and her rock-n-play... meaning we'll be transitioning to the crib shortly for her safety. I'll miss my baby girl being within arms reach and pray the transition is a smooth one!

Hannah's Photo Project HERE.

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