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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer is Over

Wow - the summer just flew by and I didn't make any appearances on the blog....it was a busy couple of months with a lot of changes for us!  I'll try to post pics of what we were up to. 

For the records....

At four months Livia was 14.1 lbs (50-75%), 24 inches long (25-50%) and her head was 40.9 cm (50%).  She started rolling over at about 4.5 months.  The first food we fed Livia was bananas and she really wasn't too interested in food until about 6 months old.  She has no night or nap routine which drives us bonkers.

At six months Livia was 16 lbs 10 oz, 25 3/8 inches long and her head was 42.8 cm.  She got her first tooth (lower left) at 6.5 months. She is much more active and interested in food now.  Liv likes to play on the floor and is totally obsessed with her brother.  She is super high maintenance (compared to Anthony) and likes to be held all the time.  She sleeps on her stomach and gets up about 3 times per night right now.  She'll be seven months soon.  The time has just flown by.  Livia is a really smiley girl and is super ticklish.  She is a fun addition to our family.  And I am exhausted trying to take care of two kids!  Two feels like 4x as much work.

We were so fortunate this year.  We put our house on the market and had a full price deal within 12 hours.  It was just crazy.  And we were a little frantic this summer trying to get packed up and out of the house, and trying to find somewhere else to live.  We are in a cozy little 2 bedroom apartment right now (best I could find for a month to month lease!) in Renton.  It's a little closer to J's work but not much. 

The housing market in Bellevue right now is crazy and inventory doesn't last long.  And unfortunately ramblers over 2000 square feet (what we're looking for) are pretty hard to find.  We haven't found anything we've loved yet.  It seems like every 1.5 weeks or so a rambler will get listed and we're usually there within hours of the start of the listing checking it out! 

I am not enjoying keeping the kids entertained in our apartment!  It seems to be getting better, but for awhile there when Liv would cry in the middle of the night she'd wake Anthony up, and then I'd be trying to get both of them back to sleep.  I definitely miss having a yard where Anthony can just go outside at and play.  We are on the 5th floor and there isn't any grassy area here, but there is a big rooftop deck where he can ride his scooter which has been nice.

So that's our summer in a nutshell.  We've squeezed in a couple of trips to the canal, Jared had sinus surgery, and now fall is upon us!

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