I am sneaking in just under the wire here for another September update! Olivia is doing great and keeping us all on our toes. She is crawling a lot and pulling herself up all of the time. Needless to say, we're taking things "to a higher level" around here to adjust!
Just today, the Tooth Fairy paid a visit and after much hard work on her part (and on our part to support her), her first tooth FINALLY cut through. I think we may have quite a run with teeth popping in for the next few weeks since she appears to be a "late bloomer" in this department.
One of the coolest things about parenthood (in my rookie opinion) is getting a front row seat to the many milestones in life and getting to witness the learning process first hand for things that, as adults, you take for granted. While it is not all sweetness and light, I have to say that parenthood is just plain more FUN than people had ever led me to believe. It is absolutely true that your life is never the same. You don't get as much sleep; your priorities change... but they failed to mention that you don't really miss all of that freedom (at least not most of the time). And what you get in return for the absolute honor and privilege of bringing into this world and raising a new human being is far far more than you ever give up.
At least that's how Jason and I both feel. And I am incredibly thankful for that.
What people do say that is absolutely true is that the change happens so fast and to take lots of pictures. We have been falling down in that department this month; but I am determined that we will purchase a video camera before baby #2 comes (and preferably before Olive starts walking so we need to start shopping!).
Regarding #2, he is cooking right along. I'm feeling good *except for heartburn this time which I never really had with Olive*. His room is coming together and we really need to start thinking about names!
Here are a few pics from the past month:
1. Learning to drink from a straw
2. Playing "monster baby" downstairs in the rec room (this game involves Jason or I crawling to chase her while in turn she chases us; we each 'hide' behind couches and furniture and everyone makes scary monster sounds)
3. With Faina, from daycare
Have a wonderful Fall. Take care ~the Cunningham family