Friday, September 27, 2013


OliverTiny baby is tinyBrothersBest birthday everHey hey who's comin home!?!bros
Watching Dr WhoThis little piggieMy boysMy babyMilk drunkSunday morning
One week old todayOn the train.Knocked outOllietheboysWhy couldn't he do this at 4am?
Nishani the baby whispererbabybrendanfamilygraniegranie02
Oliver, a set on Flickr.
I can't believe my tiny peanut of a baby is over a year old now. If you want to relive the first sleepless year click on through to the photo set on my flickr site which is chock full of baby pictures.

Oliver, the first year in photos

Monday, September 23, 2013


Autumn by Venus In Furs
Autumn, a photo by Venus In Furs on Flickr.

Oliver loved walking in the crunchy fallen leaves.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1 year checkup

1 year checkup by Venus In Furs
1 year checkup, a photo by Venus In Furs on Flickr.
Yesterday we took Oliver to the doctors office for his 1 year checkup. All is good in Oliver-land. He's big (in the 91st % for height and 87% for weight) and healthy. He got a couple shots and a TB test and he took them like a champ.

He's babbling and toddling and eating everything he can get his hands on.  He's becoming a little person, and starting to develop a little personality. It's nice to watch. It's also heart warming to see him toddle and lunge after his brother. Finally, after months of being tackled by Gibson he's at long last able to tackle back. I'm sure it's the just the start of the antics.

Getting Bigger! Fast!



1 year checkup
10 month check
 8 month checkup
 6 month checkup
 5 month checkup
 4 month checkup
 3 month checkup
 2 month checkup
 1 month checkup
 2 week check

  26 lbs 1 oz
  25 lb 4 oz
  23 lb 5oz
  20 lb 7oz
  18 lb 12 oz
  18 lb 4 oz
  16 lb 12oz
  14lb 2 oz
  11lb 8 oz
   8lb 4 oz
   8lb 2 oz

  31.5 in
  30 in
  28.5 in
  27.75 in
  26.5 in
  26.25 in
  25.5 in
  23.5 in
  22.75 in
  20.5 in
  21 in
  Head Circumf

   46.5 cm
   45.5 cm
   44.5 cm
   43.5 cm
   42 cm
   42 cm
   41 cm
   39 cm
   38 cm
   34.25 cm
   not taken

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

piggy back

 029 by Venus In Furs
029, a photo by Venus In Furs on Flickr.
Oliver spend much of our trip to the Mohonk Mountain house just like this.... on daddy's back. Todd hiked all over with Ollie back there. I think this photo is one of my favorites..... the twilight sky reflecting off the lake, the almost sleeping baby and Todd taking in the breathtaking view..... I for one can not wait to go back.... Thanks to Pops for making our trip for Granie's surprise 70th birthday happen.

Just in time for his birthday!

Soon there will be no stopping him. (please ignore my cackling!)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Almost 1!

51 weeks.  No filter. by Venus In Furs
51 weeks. No filter., a photo by Venus In Furs on Flickr.
I can't believe that Oliver is going to be 1 in less than a week. If you're looking for something to get the kid who has almost everything... here's his wish list with some stuff he doesn't already have on it:

He is currently bursting out of clothing sized 12 months, so I'd stick to 18-24 month stuff (24 month and/or 2T is definitely too big/long. We have so so so much summer stuff, so clothing wise he could use some things autumn/winter to fill the holes left by hand-me-downs from Gibson.