Thursday, March 27, 2014

Back in a Big Way

It's been a minute or maybe more like four months or so...but if most of you have been avid fans - ahem Grandparents - you know today's a big day, huge in fact.  Miss Olivia is four years old today.  Where has the time gone?  It still feels like yesterday that we were rushing to prep for your arrival and laying hardwood flooring in the nursery to make sure everything was perfect if and when we were able to bring you home.

The last year in many ways has been the most challenging in parenting you little missy.  You hit three years old, figured you had the new heart that gave you all the oxygen and energy in the world and took off.  The attitude took off exponentially too.  All the while while you are more stubborn than you have pounds on your little frame - you are very sweet and considerate of others.  One minute you'll be bossing people around then turn around and ask someone if they enjoyed their meal and are feeling all right.  You are very empathetic for others when they don't feel well and try to play nurse or caregiver.

As some of you may have noticed by the pics posted - we did make it to Disney World last month for Olivia's Make-A-Wish trip.  It was a once in a lifetime experience and one that both sets of grandparents were able to take with us for part of the time.  Unbeknownst to us, Livvy was battling the stomach flu for much of the trip but she still managed to make the most of it and particularly loved all the princesses.  She has been known to call herself Cinderella Livvy or as I like Cinder-Livvy.  More on the trip later...

For now some stats about the munch...

You're now over three feet tall and your head is past my waist.  You're about 32-33lbs now that you're over the tummy bug entirely.  95th percentile for height and 40th for weight according to your last clinic appointment in January.  I'm jealous.  This has been one of the longest spans of time in your entire life without any doctor appointments.  Everything looked so good in January that all they've asked is for us to come back next month for a biopsy to continue to monitor cellular reaction and at that time they'll also do your labs to see if we need to tweak your meds at all.

Charlie Brown is currently one of your all time fave think it's hysterical to watch Peppermint Patty call Charlie Brown Chuck.  So now you're Chuck Livvy, I'm Chuck Mommy, you have Chuck Daddy and so on.  You and Daddy watch at least some part of a Disney movie almost every night - but only the parts that you really like and then you need to watch them over and over again.  Tonight we're going to give you the much coveted Frozen DVD and we're fully anticipating that you watch it until you burn out the DVD or break the DVD player.  

Once we brought you home from your Norwood around your one month old birthday - I never really had a doubt that we wouldn't get to celebrate many of your birthdays.  But we know that things happen and there are no guarantees in life aside from the fact that we love you forever and ever to the moon and back double stampies and no erasies.

Happy Birthday Livvy!
Mommy & Daddy

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