Friday, April 6, 2012

All about my 8th Month Young Ollie

I know, I know I'm obsessed! I'm sure my FB friends and followers on insta gram have seen enough Ollie photos and Ollie updates. But this will not stop me from writing a post all about him. :)

Ollie is now 8 months old! Can you believe my sweet little baby is 8 months? Last week he figured out how to crawl in an attempt to maul Gnarly Cat. It made me proud!

I love watching him sit up and play with his toys. He talks so sweetly to them and sheiks with delight. He loves the details in carpet, cloths, toys and is always pinching at these tiny things.

He loves his Dad. It thrills him to watch josh juggle, or to pull his hair or to listen to him talk.

Ollie no longer wants his diaper changed. It's such a pain! He rolls over, sits up and then tries to push himself over thr edge. It makes it really challenging when there is a poop log in the mix.

He also has been having trouble sleeping through the night for the past 6 weeks. This is due too teething. It was SO nice getting a full, uninterrupted 8 hours of wonderful sleep every night. We were starting to feel human again. He will sometimes wake up 4 times in the night. Its hard when that happens. However since this past weekend he has slept through the night 3 times. I attribute it all to our new fridge ( to us, was my parents old fridge) that doesn't make weird noises like our old one.

We have also given him a pacifier. He wasn't interested until now. I think it helps his teething issues. He is much calmer and less fussy with his pacifier which is nice for everyone. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Work these Days

I started week #2 at MM doing contract work for them. I can't tell you how great it feels to be back at my old job with different people in charge who know what they are doing! Plus I have missed my friends who are still there and it's fun to be working with them again. For now it's temporary month to month, but if the company does well it could turn into full time again. I hope it does.

So in the meantime I have been doing freelance work as well. I fell so blessed to have great friends who have helped me out or connected me to people who needed some work done. Networking and maintaining relationships pays off! It has been so great to be associated with so many people who are talented in what they do business wise. I'm excited to show off my work once it's completed from some if my clients.

I also got a job offer with a great salary , but I turned it down. It would have been quite the commute everyday and that's not including traffic. It just didn't feel right. And it's not always about the money. I felt it would have taken too much time away from Ollie and that is the last thing I want. I have learned my lesson from accepting a job where it doesn't feel completely right. Cough, cough, you know those horrible people I worked for last.

Even though I wish I was still doing my dream job of taking care of Ollie all day I am content with being back at work. The financial stress was not fun. I feel at ease now.

I just feel so blessed because of the freelance work I have been given and how things for now are working out. I have appreciated all of the prayers and uplifting conversations from family and friends lately. I really have a great support system. Oh and I have to throw in FB too. How would I ever be able to stay so connected to everyone!

I can't finish a post without a cute photo of baby boy.