Yeesh! 2009, Can we slow down? Ok, I admit it's partly 2008's fault.
In March we found out we were pregnant :) It was the day after Easter, and we were hoping for a Thanksgiving baby.
In May we found out he was a boy! We cautiously accepted that, but knew that the gender could be read wrong that early. (We also started calling him Zaiden. Can you imagine him as a Zaiden?? I sure can't. He's most definitely an Olliver! Cute, adorable, bald and funny :) )
Last July Doug and I flew to Las Vegas. I hadn't been on a plane since I was 2! I felt Olliver move for the first time during landing in LV. We got our 3D u/s done and saw his face for the first time :)
In September, I spent a night in the hospital (which they said was possibly a UTI? But now I wonder if it could have been gallbladder related). The first night (not including working!) that I spent in the hospital since I was born.
In October, not only did I have the first major surgery (not counting my wisdom teeth), I had my wonderful, gorgeous son. (I could go on about him for ages!)
In December, I had my first big medical problem - my first gallstone attack. They continued through til June before being diagnosed.
In July, I had my second major surgery in a year. I'm sore as heck, but it's pain I can handle. I feel like a horrible mom because I can't hold Ollie, cuddle him or make him feel better or understand what's going on. I can't even laugh when he's cute because that hurts the most :( I know I have to take care of me so I CAN take care of him, but I just feel bad that he has no reason why mommy isn't cuddling him.
Anyway, on to the cuteness that is Ollie :) He's sitting up by himself much better. He loves loves loves monkeys!! Normally he sleeps very well and can sleep by hisself (as long as he's in our bed, not the crib). I'm afraid this is going to screw that up :( His favorite toy is our remotes - not toy ones. He loves walking while we hold his hands and I wouldn't be surprised if he skipped crawling to walk. The only issue is we don't have anything for him to pull up on/cruise on.
Vacation in 24 days. I cannnnnnooott wait!!