Sunday, May 10, 2009

Better Late Than Never


I know it's a bit late to be sending out birth announcements for my baby born two months ago. But I couldn't not do this traditional thing especially for who is most likely our last and since I have this beautiful photo taken by my friend Contessa. I'm just now feeling like I have some control in my life since Ollie was born, so better late than never!

For those of you who receive this in the mail, please excuse the recycled envelopes!
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Poopin' and Peein'

When talking about what's going on in his life, my friend Joel used to respond, "not much, just poopin' and peein'". Well, we had a lot of poopin' and peein' today.

Oliver has changed from a poop every feeding to a poop every three or four days kind of guy. Today was his day. As I picked him up from his swing, I smelled the familiar smell, so I went to change him. There was not much there, so I knew it was just the beginning. We went on a bike ride/walk and upon our return 45 minutes later, I was blessed with the remainder of his colon. Or so I thought. As I began to clean a very messy diaper I called to Matt (who was in the bathroom helping Hallie deal with her poop issues), "the poop every feeding poops were much easier to deal with". Just as I came to the end of that phrase I screamed as I learned that he was NOT done with business. And the poop just kept coming. And I just kept screaming. It was like lava flowing. And if that wasn't bad enough, my scream must have startled him, because here comes Old Faithful. A stream of pee straight into his own face! The screaming and pooping and peeing continued for longer than you might expect. There is no way you can get an appropriate picture of how serious this situation was. Let me add that he was wearing a onesie, which was still under his bottom and consequently had to be brought over his head after the poop was on it.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oliver's Room


I was happy to do something with his room and actually follow through! There is one other thing I would like to do if I get a chance and that is paint a big picture on a piece of wood to hang on the wall opposite of this bed. What you can't see in the picture is the beat up changing table that my mom got for $2 and some 'puffy' wall hangings above it that came with the bedding. Overall I am quite pleased with his room and enjoy spending time in there. I also would like to mention that I sewed the seat cushion covers this morning and was really proud of myself! I just used the cushions to make my pattern!
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What Montana's saying...

mom "Tana, did you go potty yet?"
tana "I don't need to."
mom "please just go try"
tana "mom, I don't need to go!"
mom "I really..
tana "how many times do we have to have this conversation?"

when confronted about her habitual lying
"I don't know what's in me"

regarding another potty episode:
"I'm tired of this situation"

and another:
"dad, it's not your decision!"