Category: Olivia

  • Month 13

    Month 13

    I managed to take a few minutes from frantically scanning the pages of my book, “What to Expect: The Toddler Years, to explain to you the great anguish you have been causing me these past few weeks.  You have managed to scream at an octave I didn’t know was humanly possible and you have such […]

  • Month 12

    Month 12

    I deliberately waited a week after you turned 12 months to write this.  I know you’re probably thinking to yourself that I’m always late writing these posts and that is true but I wanted to see if you turning this monumental milestone would have any impact on your behavior – would I notice a change […]

  • Month 11

    Month 11

    Egads – we’re in month 11.  Although why do I countdown to your first birthday?  Are you miraculously going to become some independent person on this day?  Is your first birthday the true indicator that I passed the test of motherhood?  Does the fact that you survived a full year mean that no other heartaches […]

  • Month 10

    Month 10

    Today while out and about running errands, I witnessed a mother pushing a shopping cart with a hysterical child sitting in the front.  Not an unusual event by any means.  The child was obviously having a temper tantrum – tossing her arms, kicking her feet, screaming “NO NO NO!”  The mother, obviously frustrated, grabs her […]

  • Month 9

    Month 9

    I’m not sure why this particular entry has been so difficult to write – I have seriously tried writing this entry 3 times already and have started over.  Perhaps my OCD is getting the best of me???  I think it’s safe to say that I always write how much you’ve grown each month and your […]

  • Month 8

    Month 8

    I have been sitting here for 5 minutes contemplating how I want to start this post.  So much has happened this past month that it’s difficult for me to find a jumping off point.  You have grown leaps and bounds from a month ago that there are times I look at you closely to make […]

  • Month 7

    Month 7

    Should I be worried that you’re less than 6 months away from your first birthday???  Do I really need to start planning your birthday party festivities already?  I’m thinking jello shots and a bouncy house because let’s be honest, you still won’t have a clue what’s going on and even though you’ll get a ton […]

  • Month 6

    Month 6

    Holy cow – we’re at 6months already!  Time is flying by so fast that I may have to start planning your first birthday now – I’m thinking something grand, hmmmm, we’ll come back to that.  I’m amazed how much you have grown this past month although I feel this every month.  You’re so close to […]

  • Month 5

    Month 5

    I wanted to tell you about all the amazing milestones you have reached this past month, and believe me there are many, but I’m drawing a blank as I reflect on this past month.  Yes, you can now roll over with ease, we’ve started you on solid food after a rocky start – my apologies […]