Tuesday, July 30, 2013


With the addition of Norah to our family, we decided to merge all the blogs into a single one for the family.  Any new posts will be at http://blog.michaelandfelicia.com/.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Five weeks already

Shame on us for not giving Norah Victoria Oland the proper welcoming blog entry on here. Sorry girl, I have to warn you that I most probably won't be able to be on top of things as I would like to. I wasn't able to be too consistent with Alex on here, will do my best to give you some proper attention. Definitely don't want you to feel left out, our precious girl. 

After waiting and waiting with anticipation, Norah's due date came and left… She was due on the 18th of May but didn't show up until May 24th. She was born at 3 am and managed to weigh even more than Alex, she was 2 ounces shy of 10 pounds!! Here's one of her first photos of her life. 

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She was very aware from the beginning, here she is just a few hours born and already seems to look at us with interest and probably some intrigue "where am I? where is the tight belly I was bound to and why don't I hear the 'shhhhhh' sound anymore?"

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Norah's first car ride home from the hospital. I am already having fun playing with colors and accessories for girls. I am lucky to get all these cute outfits from Elise, Norah's cousin. 

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Our first portrait as a family of four… I love how proud Alex looks. The moment we walked into the house with the baby, he was SO loving towards her. I have to say I was and still am surprised on how well he behaves with her, around her, how much he loves and wants to hold her. He's definitely going to be a great big brother. 

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Happy grandparents, two wonderful pairs Mimi and Papa and Bunu and Buna.

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Welcome to our family, baby Norah Victoria. We already love you more than words can describe. We will try to be the best parents we can be to you, our precious one.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The toddler mind

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The mind of a toddler is priceless. Alex brought one of his cars to the playground with him. He wants to put it down so he can play, but every time he does, some other kid gets close to it. When that happens, Alex has to go pick it up. The end result is he just carries that car around and doesn't really play.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Are we there yet?

I have 35 days more to go until this baby is supposed to come but I already feel that I want to be there yet. I feel like my belly exploded in the last two weeks and I totally reached that uncomfortable part of my pregnancy: not sleeping good at night, no energy to keep up with Alex like I said in the earlier post, some physical discomfort when standing or walking, you get the picture… So, am I there yet?? 

On other note, spring arrived in DC and the beautiful cherry trees has sprung. They make a nice background scenario for a pregnant belly, isn't it?:)

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Energetic Alex

It's lots of fun to hang out with Alex these days but man, is it exhausting. I guess the fact that I am more than seven months pregnant has to do with the fact that I can't hardly keep up with him. Actually, Alex does run longer and faster than me these days… 

Here are a few shots I took of him yesterday, at a playground near by and just goofing around on the way home with daddy. At his two year appointment he weighed 40 pounds and measured 30 inches long. He's a big boy, full of energy, fun and enthusiasm… not to mention passion for anything with an engine. 

Happy Spring from us… although it's looking like we jumped straight to summer this week. As cute as Alex looks with this shaggy hair we might have to cut his hair soon… poor guy perspired so much running around these few hot days. 


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pregnancy #2

Physically speaking this second pregnancy is as good as the first one, meaning I've felt great all along, no morning sickness, nothing out of the ordinary, no concerns etc. All is smooth and normal. 

From another perspective though, this pregnancy is TOTALLY different. Having already a toddler to run after all day long, makes me forget that I am actually pregnant. Or at least that was until recently… now that I am 30 weeks pregnant, I do have a big belly sticking out so the reminder that a baby is cooking in there is very palpable to me.

The first time around I documented my pregnancy growth religiously, where this time around I took photos of my belly ONE TIME so far. And here they are, here's the proof that I am actually preggo and due with baby #2 middle of May.