Saturday, September 30, 2006

First week under our belts...

Olivia is almost one week old now! I know that is still really, really young, but it seems like it was yesterday, so for one week to have already past seems impossible. She is such a good baby. She takes her naps well during the day, and sleeps well at night. Mom has been staying with us all week, so I have really been able to rest up. I'm feeling almost 100% now, and am just about ready to brave it on my own. I'm sure there are many, many adventurous days ahead!
This is a really good picture for a size reference. Notice Brad's hands. She is tiny!!!
Kathryn trying out the baby's toys :)

Nana helps Kathryn give "O" hugs

More hugs and kisses...

Our sweet Olivia

Cousins Megan & Morgan come to visit!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I thought she would never get here...

PawPaw called and said we must post some close ups. Olivia is almost 3 days old now and she is doing great! Kathryn thinks she is the best thing in the world. I'm pretty sure she thinks she is her baby doll... until she starts moving :). She wants to hug and kiss on her all the time. She's pretty good to leave me alone while I'm feeding her, but if Olivia is crying or making any noise at all, she has to see what's going on. She looks a lot like Kathryn did, but a lot different too. She is changing so much every day!

Big yawn!

Kathryn stands here and looks in at "O" most of the day :)

Dad with his "littlest" baby girl

Monday, September 25, 2006

Our new little someone to love...

Please welcome Olivia Belle Pettes, born Monday, September 25th at 2:42 am. Weight 7lbs 4oz, 19 3/4" long. Mom and baby are doing great. Please thank the Lord for this extra special blessing. (Sorry we don't have any better pictures to share at the present. Mom is the usual photographer of the family... More to come!)

Friday, September 22, 2006

While you wait...

Well, still no new baby here. The official due date is tomorrow, but after going into labor last Friday night, we were all sure this one would be early. Should have known better!!! So while you wait, here are a few pics of Kathryn Rose...

Nana, PawPaw, and Aunt Hannah came down for the "false alarm" last Friday. Somehow or another, even without a new baby, we still managed to have a little bit of fun while they were here :). PawPaw let Kathryn try out the new baby's bed. She thought that was the greatest!

Apples are the B-E-S-T teething remedy we've found so far. She eats them down to the core!

Practicing for next summer...

Thank you, Nana for the crayon purse! It is her new favorite thing! She loves to sit on the counter while I'm cooking and color.

Kate-e-bug with Claire Bear

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

UT's Biggest Fan?

Well, weighing in at 20 lbs, and 30" tall, I certainly hope not...

"Mom, PLEASE don't make me root for this team! I told you, orange is NOT my color!!!"

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

My little climber

"Before I get down, there's one more thing I want to say..."

Monday, September 11, 2006

Rough nap?

Obviously, we had to wake her and interrupt her "beauty" rest... This is the way I've been feeling lately too...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Gramma's been here....

And yes, now Kate is spoiled rotten :), but it was SO, SO worth it!!! Wow! I could not thank her enough!! She planted me a little Japanese Maple tree, scrubbed my bathrooms, kitchen floor, bathroom floors, and vacuumed everywhere! In addition to that, she took VERY good care of Kathryn while she was here. There was still plenty of time for them to play outside and eat some dirt. I'm not sure what Kathryn will do when she wakes to see "ma" gone. I think I had a taste of what it would be like to have a Nanny. So, does anyone know of a good one for hire ;o)?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm a big kid now!

Adam & Rosie brought over the biggest surprise ever the other night! Thanks to a few of our bestest friends (plus several that aren't blogging :), Kathryn now has a big girl car seat. She thinks it is really great that she can see Mom and Dad all the time. Mom thinks it's really great that it reclines at the pull of a handle so she can take naps like she used to in her old seat! They also got us monitors and a huge box of diapers for the new baby! We were absolutely ecstatic, and really could not have been more surprised! We are so blest with wonderful, wonderful friends to look out for us!