Ollie’s new favorite thing to do is use Rocky as a jungle gym. He loves to crawl back and forth over him. And as much as the cats annoy me these days, what with the barfing and the shedding and the meowing, I do love watching Ollie’s little eyes light up and hearing him squeal with delight when Rocky gets near him. And Rocky is seriously the most tolerant cat in the world. He will literally let Ollie yank on his tail and pull clumps of his fur out. I can see a long friendship blooming for these two. (Also, do not be alarmed, that is just a stain on Ollie’s onesie. He has not just pooped out of his diaper. Almost every single one if his onesies looks just like this. Apparently I am bad at laundry. Can’t win em all, I guess.)
Ollie wasn’t feeling very well today, so he got the day off from daycare and a trip to the doctor. He enjoyed the toys there that he has been too small to play with up until this point. He was running a fever and tugging on his ears so I thought we might be experiencing our first ear infection. His ears looked perfect though! The ped was pretty impressed that he is 8 months and in daycare full time and has yet to have an ear infection. Is it bad to brag about your baby’s immune system? Knock on wood. Later in the afternoon he seemed like he was feeling a bit better so we went for a nice long walk. I think he enjoys being in his stroller. At least it always puts him to sleep. Maybe we are (finally) getting teeth? I have been saying that for the past 4 months, though, so who knows.
Ollie’s 8 month birthday today just happened to coincide with Mother’s Day! It is hard to believe that our precious little boy has been around for 2/3 of a year. And Mother’s Day is obviously different this year now that I am actually a mom. I don’t think I can adequately describe what these past 8 months have been like. Motherhood is the hardest, most stressful, never ending, tiring, and most difficult job I have ever had. It is also the most amazing, rewarding, joy filled, fun and awesome job I have ever had. Being responsible for this little life is the most amazing blessing that I have been given. Every day is a new adventure and I am so excited to see what is in store for our little family.
It was so fun to hang out with my family on Mother’s Day. Better yet, it was so fun to hang out with my family and not have to drive 6 hours after the meal on Sunday. Everyone (minus my 3 siblings, slackers!) was in Minnesota to celebrate.
I am also super thankful for my own mom being here this weekend. She is such an amazing example of what a mom should be and I am blessed to have her as MY mom. And for Ollie to have her as his Meme! If I can be half the mom she is, I think Ollie is one lucky boy.
And of course a shout out to my wonderful hubby for making me feel especially special on my first real Mother’s Day.
Okay, enough with the mushy stuff. Happy Mother’s Day (a couple days late since i am just now getting around to posting this on tuesday, whoops) to all the amazing moms out there!