Thursday, October 26, 2006

A face only a mother could love...

I thought maybe Olivia would escape the pimples all over her face like Kate had, but alas, when she woke up yesterday, there they were. On top of that, she is starting to lose her hair. Looks like the transition from newborn to infant will be a hard one. Oh well, I still think she's cute... :o)
Here is a sneak peek at Kathryn's Halloween costume. We didn't really want to put any money into a costume, but she needed something for the party at Brad's work. You probably can't really tell, but it's supposed to be a fairy. Hopefully the finished product will look a little more authentic. If not... oh well...

It doesn't get much sweeter than this! If only she were always this sweet :).

Kathryn got the baby doll in the mail yesterday that we got her for her birthday (long story...). She was SOOOO excited! We probably should have saved it for Christmas, but I couldn't wait. Now poor Olivia has to share her swing, carseat, and blankets :).

My sister Heidi will be having her baby boy via C-section tomorrow morning around 7:30. Please keep her in your prayers for a safe delivery, a healthy baby, and an "easy" recovery.

Monday, October 23, 2006

It's Winter in TN

Okay, well, maybe not winter, but if this was all you had to go on, you might think so... Everybody at church was very concerned that she was going to suffocate in this thing. Let me assure you, she can breath just fine...

Kathryn "helps" with the dishes

Kathryn learns about lollipops

Olivia at 1 month

Kathryn at 1 month

So you can decide if you think they look alike for yourself...

In other news, he was very concerned that Olivia might suffer from "low self-esteem" unless we renamed the blog :o). So, we need a little bit of help. We've already had one suggestion for "Pettes' Place", and one request to leave it as it is. Any more ideas?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Double Trouble

Olivia looking like Mom

Olivia looking like Dad

A very bad attempt at catching a smile

Just being her impish self

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Photo Studio

Brad's cousin turned our kitchen into a photo studio yesterday and took some pictures of the girls. Here is a sampling :). Olivia is still doing great! Hard to believe she is almost 2 weeks now! Kathryn still thinks she's the greatest, and is getting more and more used to her every day. Brad's mom has been here helping out the last couple of days which has been great! Brad and I got to sleep in until 8:30 this morning, then wake up to pancakes and sausage!! It was like a bed & breakfast!! Of course, Kathryn thinks having Gramma here is the greatest too :).

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Life with two...

Both girls are asleep. I should be showering... or napping... but instead I am using my time to report to the blogger world. I did already manage to get all of my maternity clothes packed away. (Something I never got the chance to do after Kate was born :).
It has been a busy week so far. Mom left on Monday morning (very, very sad... especially for Kathryn) and Brad and I headed off for the doctor. Olivia did great! The doctor said they like to see them back to birth weight by two weeks, and she was 4 oz past after just one! So despite her cooties from being born at home, she is healthy as a horse :o)!
I was left alone with both girls for the first time Monday afternoon. When Brad got home that evening, not only were we all three still alive, none of us were screaming, the house was picked up, the laundry done, and I had managed to get a nap! (Side note: I told him not to expect that to happen any more often than one day a week.)
This week I have noticed Olivia is getting to be much more alert. She is past the sleep-all-day stage, and baby bootcamp has officially begun. She has already cried herself to sleep for her first nap today. Here we go again!
My Aunt Karen and cousins Austin and Zeb are visiting today, and Gramma P. comes tomorrow, so those will be fun diversions for those of us confined to home.

Kathryn loves powdered sugar doughnuts!!!

Kathyrn tries on Nana's glasses

Big sister doesn't always mean big helper!! Kathryn "helps" by pushing Olivia in her swing :o/!!!

The Demumbreum's brought us a great supper last night in this thermal/cooler thingy. I came back in the living room from fixing breakfast and caught this. She got in and out of this thing playing with her dolls for 30 minutes! We need one of those!!!