Saturday, April 30, 2011

What a WEEK I'm having!

This quote (in your best Eugene Levy voice) went through my mind a few times in the past couple days. I went back to work last week. It was hard leaving little Ollie. I cried for about week before and then the day of. Then I was fine the 2nd day. But the third day, it was worse than the 1st day. I bawled a lot. I'm now doing better. It's taking some adjusting, but I take comfort in knowing that it's only temporary, and that Brady is taking good care of him while I'm away. I'm lucky to have good coworkers that have made the transition easy for me.



On Friday, we found out that we need to move from our condo within the next 2 weeks. Yikes! We're on the hunt for an affordable apartment. We decided that we want to stay within our ward boundries since having a baby has gotten us some attention with the ward members. But if we can't find anything, I don't know where we'd go. Oh the pressure!


Then on Saturday, I threw my back out! It hurt so bad. I had no idea it felt like this. Much like back labor, surprisingly. I was lucky that it was only one side of my back, therefore I could walk. I didn't go to the hospital or anything, but I highly considered it. I just didn't get any sleep on Saturday night and finally was able to sleep off and on all Sunday. Brady was Super Dad/Husband and had to take care of Oliver since I couldn't hold him for longer than to feed him. I'm feeling better today, so I'm at work and just walking around a lot slower than normal.


So that was my week, a lot of tears were shed (by me), and we have big changes ahead for us.


Does everyone want to see a blurry picture of Oliver? Here ya go.


As of yesterday, he's 3 months old! We felt like he's been in our family for over a year. He's exhausing sometimes and always wants to be held. Won't be to great when there's packing to do. But we love him anyways.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Little Piggie

Meet Little Piggie. He sits above Oliver's head on his bouncer. Oliver just loves Little Piggie. He will stare at him, talk to him, and smile at him for a long time. A long time means 20 minutes for Oliver. Then in the middle of a conversation, Little Piggie will say something that upsets Oliver. Oliver will continue to converse, but ends up in tears. It's pretty predictable. Little Piggie is kind of bully.


We've been going great here at the Gillman house lately. Brady had his birthday on the 7th. I bought him a game, DICEcapades, which is pretty fun, even for 2 people. I also called on the babysitter, Sarah, and we went out to dinner to Oreganos and got some ice cream.

Brady has been keeping busy with various video projects. He even filmed a wedding this weekend. His job search is getting better and I feel he'll get something he wants sooner, rather than later. Mostly we're in waiting mode.

I've been doing good and love being a mom to our Ollie. He's been changing a lot and is easy to smile and cuddle. He likes watching TV, I don't think that's a good thing, but at night it's hard to make him happily turn away from it. During the day he loves to have the TV off and just have one-on-one mom time. I'll turn on some music and sing to him, he loves that. And I'll go on a walk about every other day. He doesn't actually love that, but he falls asleep in the stroller, and it feels good for me to get outside.

A perk to being a stay-at-home mom(which, really, I'm not), is being able to get visiting teaching done in the middle of the day. It was fun walking stroller brigade style with my VT companion to one of our girls homes. I seem to feel more social during daylight hours.

Anyways, I want to share some more photos. Oliver is now able to use his bumbo, he looks so cute in it, and I think he actually likes sitting in his own chair.

First time in the bumbo.

A little tummy time.