Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Olivia 1 Month Old

My little baby Olivia is 1 month old! Wow, how time flies! Here are some fun facts about her at the glorious age of 1 month:
  • Weighs 10 pounds 13 ounces and is 20.5 inches long
  • Sleeps about 4-5 hours straight at night beginning sometime between 6-8 PM
  • Sounds she makes most often are grunts and "ah"s, she only coos when she is eating!
  • Olivia sneezes at least once every couple of hours, she has done this since birth
  • Fits into clothes 0-3 months (newborn clothes are becoming too small and 3 month clothes are too long)
  • Wears size 1 diapers
  • LOVES car rides!
  • Sleeps through the dogs barking, and they don't worry her when she is awake either
  • Is happy to sit on Carol's bed and watch her sew for a few hours, usually falling asleep to the sewing machine
  • Tolerates 3-5 minutes of tummy time
  • Likes to ride in the backpack/front carrier (facing me, meaning I can get some things done with my hands without actually holding her)
  • Tolerates baby swing for 15-20 minutes
  • Just started looking at and following faces
  • Still loves to look at skylights and ceiling fans
  • As long as she isn't hungry, she doesn't mind getting her diaper changed or pants changed. But try changing anything on her from the waist up (like pulling her arms through sleeves, or anything up and over her head) and you will hear her exercise her lungs and vocal cords!
  • She got her first (real) bath at 1 month, and screamed her little head off until I leaned her forward to wash her back
  • When Olivia gets excited for any reason she gets the hiccups - even if it's just after she eats

Olivia and her first 'real' bath - she obviously didn't enjoy it!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Olivia 2 Week Doctor's Appointment

On Wednesday February 15th, Olivia went in for her 2 week checkup and here are her stats:

8 pounds 0.5 ounces
19.5 inches long 

The doctor said her color is looking fabulous, she is no longer yellow at all (although now John says how she is so pale all the time and I kindly remind him how pale I am...) and that she can be fed on demand now that she has gained back the appropriate weight. She now eats about 3 ounces every 2-4 hours, and only wakes up to eat 2-3 times per night. She is still wearing Newborn clothes, although I don't think they will last the week, and she is officially out of Newborn Diapers. My little girl is growing like a weed!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Olivia 1 Week Old

Al's 80th Birthday

On February 8th, 2012 Al Cornelius turned 80 years old! Roberta planned a dinner out with the family and so John, Julie Johnston and Al and Roberta went out to eat at Applebees. I stayed home with baby Olivia, but they all stopped by afterword to visit with me and Olivia.

Olivia's First Doctor's Appointment

On Monday, Feb. 6th we took Olivia to her first doctor's appointment. She weighed 7 pounds even, which meant she had lost 14 ounces since she was born, an unusually high amount. She was 19.5 inches long (up half an inch from birth) and her head measured 14 inches around (up 1 inch). When being weighed on the scale, John had been making jokes hoping she wouldn't pee on the scale since she needed to be naked to get an accurate weight. Well, everyone was surprised when she didn't just pee, she pooped all over the scale! The nurse and John both were just shocked and I ended up cleaning the scale since they were both standing there totally grossed out.

Because Olivia had lost so much weight from birth to this appointment 5 days later, we were advised to start supplementing formula with breast milk to help add more calories and nutrients. That worked very well because we took her back into the doctor's office 2 days later and she weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces, up a whopping 6 ounces in 2 days! We have a growing girl on our hands!

Olivia's First Day Home

We arrived home late the evening of the 3rd from the hospital, so Olivia's first full day at home was Feb. 4th and her Great-Grandmother Mary Lou Kendall came over to meet her for the first time.

Olivia's Visitors at the Hospital

 The day Olivia was born there were many people who came to visit her! 

Grandparents Albert and Roberta Cornelius
Grandma Roberta Cornelius
Grandparents Douglas and Carol King

Grandma Carol King

Grandpa Doug King
Grandpa Al Cornelius
Aunt Karen Wold and Cousin Katie Karr

Aunt Karen Wold
This little girl sure does have a lot of family that loves her!