Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Things

Olivia has been a champ this week! She has been eating way more than normal, and been willing to trying new things. Yesterday was a different story though. She didn’t really want to eat at all. We are thinking that her appetite was from the steroids, and that now that we’re tapering them, she’s losing that appetite. The Erythromycin seems to be working, so hopefully in time she’ll eat more again.

Another of Olivia’s new tricks is pulling up to stand. Lately she wants to pull herself up to stand on anything possible. We had been keeping her stool upside down except when we were playing with her. She has now figured out how to flip it over so she can stand at it. She’s not cruising along anything, but I think that’s only a matter of time. Then I think we’re in big trouble!

We also found a nurse to care for Olivia when I go back to work in a few weeks. We’re hoping that we can get everything set-up before that. We just interviewed her this week, but decided right away that we really liked her. She got down on the floor with Olivia as soon as she’d introduced herself to us. Olivia is usually timid and sometimes just scared around people she isn’t familiar with, but she took right to Melissa. That was a huge plus! It definitely makes me feel more comfortable going back to school knowing that Olivia will be well cared for in her own environment!

Enjoy some new pics of the cutie pie!

Olivia's new toy at the hospital was a paper cup and a plastic spoon in a wrapper.

Sharing with her baby!

Look at that sweet face!

Food Face!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


YAY! We made it home this morning! Olivia kept her oxygen saturations up all night with out increased oxygen! That was the requirement for coming home. We're all very happy to be home! Olivia has been all smiles and crawling all over since we got home.