Thursday, December 29, 2005

It fell off!

To those of you who have not been parents, I apologize for sharing what may seem like gross details. For those of you who have been parents, you know how exciting every little milestone is! Yesterday Katharine's little umbilical cord stump finally fell off! Now she actually has a little belly button! And to show you what a sentimental mom I am, while I know it is too gross to actually paste the durn thing in her baby book, I still have yet to throw it away and it sits on her changing table for me to marvel at for just a little longer before we move on to the next milestone! (At least I am not putting pictures on the web!!).

Saturday, December 24, 2005


Katharine, Paul, and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!
We hope that you have all the joy in your households that we have in ours this Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2005

4 Weeks Old Today

Today Katharine is 4 weeks old. We celebrated by giving her her first bottle! The pediatrician recommended that we start giving her one bottle a day so she doesn't reject bottles when I go back to work. The books recommend someone other than mommy give the bottles, so Paul got to share this moment with Katharine. Katharine did a great job and didn't fuss at all! If you look closely at this picture, you can see she loves Daddy's whiskers and had a pretty good grip on them!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Life at home

This past week Katharine's Aunt Erin and Uncle Joey came to visit and see KK for the first time. They were here for the weekend to celebrate their anniversary and Joey ran a half marathon!

Katharine also went on her first outing to my new boss's house for a baby peeping party! Everybody loved getting to see her and she behaved like an angel (thank goodness!).

Click on the title to see more pictures of our girl!

Monday, December 12, 2005


Today Katharine was 3 weeks old and what better way to celebrate than the start of our first family Christmas tradition! This afternoon we drove out to Toogoodoo Christmas Tree Farm (about 40 minutes outside of Charleston) to cut down our Christmas tree. The outing was a great success -- Katharine slept through the whole thing!

Click on the Title to see some pictures of our outing. (Katharine is the little white bundle in the Snugli carrier I am wearing!).

Friday, December 09, 2005

More Pictures!

Click on the title above to see more pictures of Katharine. These were all taken in the first two weeks at home. As you can see, she is quite a cutie!

There are pretty strong hints coming in from folks that she looks a lot like her daddy! Even the pediatrician thought so!! Of course, this pleases daddy!

Katharine had her two week well-baby check up on the December 5 and passed with flying colors. The doctor is no longer worried about her jaundice. Her weight is now up to 7 pounds, 2 ounces. The doctor was very impressed with this given that the goal for the two week check up is to get back to her birth weight (6 lbs, 9 oz) and she surpassed this!

Enjoy the pics and I'll try to post again soon!! We have some exciting things planned including her first baby-peeping party, a visit from Uncle Joey and Aunt Erin, and (hopefully) an outing to get our Christmas tree!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Pictures - Finally!

Here are some pictures of our hospital stay and baby Katharine in her first days of life! She is a sweet and wonderful baby and we are enjoying every minute with her. I will try to post more pictures soon!

Click on the title to see more pictures of Katharine, mommy, and daddy in the hospital.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Jaundice Episode

Well, we have conquered our first baby health battle. Katharine had a little bit of jaundice when we checked out of the hospital and it seeemed to get worse for a few days. She had her first visit to her pediatrician last Monday (1 week old) and she felt that Katharine should have her Bilirubin levels tested again. So we have been over to MUSC twice to have blood drawn (KK is amazing good during this considering strangers are poking her with needles - she stops crying before they have even finished drawing the blood). It appears now that her levels are dropping and we think she is "in the clear" so to speak.

Paul and I have been joking that this has been her first bad boyfriend since they talk about her having too much Bilirubin in her (pronouced "Billy Rueben"). So, we are glad to see that this no good relationship is over.

I swear I am going to post pictures soon but the days fly be so fast!