Guess who’s due for a celebration today? Olivia Grace is, that’s who.
Now 21″ long and just over 7lbs, today Olivia celebrates her 2 month birthday. Technically, in the medical world, she’s “on day 61 of life” but by our standards she’s 62 days old and today’s her monthly birth “day”. To celebrate, she spent the morning with Mom and Dad, dressed in her birthday best: an outfit with green animal print and glittery gold hearts.
In the afternoon – after a snooze in Mom’s arms – we got even more crazy, first with a little play time in a “crib gym”, and later was her first time in a bouncy seat.
First up: crib gym time. The voice in the video is our occupational therapist Meg, who is helping Olivia interact with the toy by propping up her arm. This helps “remove gravity” for Olivia, which makes it easier for to move her extremities on her own.
Afterwards, when it came time for a field trip to the bouncy seat, we positioned the seat on the floor along the windows, so little miss Olivia could catch a glimpse of the great outdoors! As I sat with her, I couldn’t help but think about how she’s 2 months old now, and never even been outside. She’s never really seen the sun or laid on the lawn or felt a rain drop. It made me think of a JJ Heller song that I’ve grown to love (lyric below) and I sure hope Olivia loved staring out the window as much as we loved giving her the opportunity to do so. Little does she know just how big the world outside room 15 really is!
“It’s a big world, baby, big enough to dream, you’re not too small to do great things”.
It’s worth noting that taking Olivia in and out of her crib is quite a production and always runs at the risk of sending her into a bit of a tizzy, so we’re very thankful for the nurses and therapists who are willing to do it for the sake of these great “normal” child development opportunities.
Happy 2 months Olivia! So glad you got to bounce in your seat and enjoy the beautiful day 🙂
So happy she was able to see some of the outside world today. The nurses in the NICU certainly rock and make for very smooth goings for Sweet Olivia. And Meg, well, that goes without saying. OTs rock for sure and do such wonderful things for our kidos! See you so soon my sweet Olivia! Nana💘
Happy 2 months old Ms Olivia! You have come so far and have become more and more precious every day. So good to see you in your bouncy seat and playing. It’s so great she has a great team who care for her and love her. We Love you all.
Every day is a gift! That is why we call it the present. XO
GLITTER HEARTS!!!! 😍😍😍😍 Happy 2 months little beauty!
Happy 2 month birthday sweet girl! Keep doing great things 🎈🎈
Happy 2 month birthday sweet girl! 🎉Love these videos and that you got not only a workout in, 💪but also some time gazing out the window ☀️🌤⛅️ XoXo
What a great birthday celebration! XO, Sally, Pete & Ella
Wonderful pics. Happy Birthday Olivia!
Love Uncle Jay
2 months down miss Olivia grace! Many, many more ahead! Sending lots of love. 😚❤️
Beautiful Olivia you are getting so big! Hope you enjoyed your big day with Mom and Dad. Can’t wait to meet you!
Happy 2 months birthday sweet Olivia 🙂 I can see that you’re enjoying the toys in the crib and the view from the window! And you’re growing big 🙂
Love from Isabelle, Chris, Charlotte and Anton.
I love the month stickers ☺️ Happy 2 months to our sweet Olivia!