Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Friends. Going to Nanas. and Growing Like a Bad Weed. Please slow down baby girl

She's just growing way too fast. Sometimes I like to look back at pictures from when she was first born and I see how little Roey was and it blows me away how much she's grown. I wish she could just stay this small forever. Right now she laughs at everything. It makes me feel so special that all I do is look at her and she starts laughing. I think to myself, I remember how much I fought with my mom growing up.. are Roey and I going to be like that? Is that truly EVERY teenager or was I just out of control? Ahh I know the teenager years are still quite a way aways.. but it's going to come faster than we know it! It'll be Roey's 16th birthday... we'll be cracking into the "roey fund" we started hahaha.. and buying her a car. omg Roey driving. I don't even want to think about it. Then I get a lil nauseous when I think, a TEENAGER - FEMALE - KEVIN. three things that should not be in the same sentence! hahahaha omg. my hands will be full. Okay I need to stop thinkin about this before I depress myself! LOL!

Let's see.. Roey and I are attempting to leave tomorrow to head to Pennsylvania to my parents. I'm so excited.. Okay I won't lie, I'm not excited about leaving MY house, our routine, my husband, my dog, and Italy. We've really been enjoying ourselves here lately.. we've been sightseeing like crazy and we've made some new friends .. so between the 2 we're always doing something. I hate that Roey will be away from her daddy for 2 months.. he's going to be so mopey not being able to see her.. BUTTT on the other hand, I can't WAIT for Roey to meet her family and I know everyone's excited to meet her!

On another note... Roey went to the doctors the other day for her 4 month follow up.. I know it's over a week early, but I wanted to get her in and seen before we left. Doc said she looks great and is growing great! she's now up to 14 lbs 5 oz and is 23 1/2 inches long. Her gross motor skills are amazing! She's always so busy! She's constantly playing with her hands and grabbing EVERYTHING she can get her paws on! The other night she was pulling stuff from Kevin's pocket hahahaha

Roey had her first playdate Saturday night. We had a birthday dinner for Kevin since this will be the 2nd year we won't be together for his birthday (and with his deployment next year we won't be together either!) My friend Meghan brought her lil girl Audrey, who is a few weeks younger than Roey. They were just adorable together.. Roey didn't know what to think and her and Audrey just gave each other the stare down! There was just tooo much cuteness under one roof!

See... aren't they just stinken cute? And look at the daddys.. aweeee.

Well unless we don't get on the plane, this will be my last update from Italy for 3 months. Ahhh Pennsylvania snow, HERE WE COME!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Awesome Hearing and Rolling Over

The past 2 days in the Hollis house have been pretty eventful. Yesterday I had a test at OB and Kevin put in to get out of work so he could watch Roey while I was having the test done. So we're sitting outside the AGE shop waiting for him to come out... and out comes my husband with his hand wrapped in a paper towel with blood running down his arm. Well he took out a chunk of his finger and ended up getting stitches while I had my test done... the girls at the reception desk kept Rosalie while I had my appt.. thank god the girls there are so wonderful! The rest of the night I was miserable and he was miserable.. just not a good night..

Then today Roey had a screening with EDIS. It was a developmental screening to make sure she is developing the way she should be. Of all mornings that we had to get up early, Roey decided she wanted to sleep in. She slept til 8 and FINALLY I had to make her get out of bed because we needed to leave by 8:45. We went to the soggorino office first and the woman was finally in and my soggorino was finally ready! So I have everything I need for Roey and I to come on the military air craft.

Our first station in the developmental screening was with the physical therapist and she did excellent.. She is developing at an advanced pace! While we were in there the physical therapist asked us if she was rolling over.. we told her she did once in her sleep and it scared her and we've got nothing since then.. within 5 minutes that lil squirt rolled over!!! The next couple stops were pointless cause she was too young so they couldn't do much, but she did awesome on her hearing test!

I weighed her the other day.. she's now up to 13 lbs 7 oz!

Last weekend we took her to Verona and she was so well behaved! So tomorrow we're attempting to go to Venice for Carnivale.. ahhh I hope she's good!!

Well that's it for now!

Monday, February 1, 2010

i am such a slacker anymore.

There is just so much going on in Italy right now that I don't even know where to begin.

Let's start off with Kevin's deployment. Kevin's going TDY next month so Roey and I are just going to go back to my parents house. We're trying to leave at the end of the month.. I hope we get on the flight! We'll be home for 3 months.. which is exciting because NO ONE has gotten to see her yet except for via pictures, videos, and webcam. I think it's all going to be so overwhelming for her because she's only use to being around Kevin and I. This is the shortest month of the year, but I bet it's going to dragggggg for my mom! hahaha! I'm hoping I can volunteer up at the hospital while I'm home.. it'll give me a chance to have some Mandee time and be with my old friends <3>

So where do I start with everything that needs done before we leave? ughhh it's unbelievably overwhelming. Rosalie's citizenship stuff should all be in this week.. I really hope so cause that's one thing I don't have to worry about while I'm gone and that way it makes filing our taxes that much easier. I also need to pick up our soggorino. I NEED it to come back to Italy and we're still waiting on it.. HOPEFULLY it's here this week. I'm really crossing my fingers. That way I can be at ease the rest of the month. To travel on the military plane I need a command sponsorship letter.. I filled out the paper and am just waiting on that to come back so I can sign up for the plane. Hopefully the commander has it signed by tomorrow morning so I can go sign up for the plane tomorrow afternoon. The sooner the better. That way our chances of getting on are greater.

Rosalie and I have appts out the wazoo too before we leave.. we have atleast 1 appt a week.. I need to go to Buddy's vet and get a script for his allergy pills and go to the farmacia.. that way I know his sitter while we're gone has plenty. That was another thing.. I had to find a sitter for Bubs.. I found a vet tech.. I hope he is good for her.. ahhh it's so hard leaving him for that long. My baby will miss me :(

On top of everything I have to do.. I have 2 trips planned for this month (I know I'm crazy right)... I'm making Kevin take me to Verona this weekend.. I've been wanting to go since before Roey was born.. but everytime we made plans to go something came up. Then next weekend is Carnivale in Venice! I'm sooo pumped for it! And besides.. we haven't been down to Venice since my birthday last year so I think we're due for a trip!

I started making a list of everything I will need to take to my parents house.. but how do you pack for a newborn for 3 months? I have no clue how big she'll be 2 months from now. I'm sure I'm going to over pack on clothes.. ahhhhhh. more stress.

Well I've managed to stress myself out even more just sittin here and writing everything that needs done.. hopefully I can get another update in before I leave.. guess we'll just have to see!!!!!!!