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Friday, January 6, 2012

Olivia Layne



A few hours old!

Olivia is now 7.5 days old! Let me tell you, I never knew how in love I would be, OR how scared and overwhelmed. We're slowly getting used to nursing, sleeping, changing (OK, not so used to that, she is NOT a fan of being changed!), looking around, making little noises and repeating. We've had some great help from Patsy and Jim and my mom the past week and I'm so thankful because I honestly don't know if I could make it without them-and she seems like a really good baby, so I can't imagine if she was difficult! Jeff has been the best dad anyone could be and Olivia adores him as much as he adores her. I can't even write about how sad it was that Cade had to leave on Monday. The tears seemed like they would never stop flowing. He was just awesome with his little sister. Asking when she'd be doing this and when she'd be doing that, helping with dinner, offering to hold her a lot. It is one of the saddest things ever that he can't be with us all the time. I'm thankful that it's sad when he leaves rather than the other way around, though. Right now Olivia is in her swing looking at the mobile spin around. Maybe Grandma Schurz is right, maybe she is advanced for her days! (excessive pictures to follow!)
getting weighed and checked out.

not so happy about it


mama had a rough go of it, a few hours later and a few days later, but we're on the mend


her first bath with Daddy at the hospital. contrary to the photo, she really liked getting her hair washed.





Uncle Scottie

Cade and Scott


Dad, Cade and Grandma Smalberger



She loves her brother

Grandpa Smalberger

The whole family






















Grandma and Grandpa Smalberger













first night at home

pooped!











Dad shaved!


Trying out her swing






Visitors! Great Granddad and Grandma and cousin Dillon. Granddad did great with her even though she cried the whole time!


Cade and his magic brother touch getting her to calm down. After a while of her crying he just looked up and said "anyone else want to hold her?" It was pretty cute!

Clarence is feeling quite left out. If you just look at him he will start purring now.





Grandpa Schurz


Great Granddad and Grandma Garretson





Uncle Scottie

Grandma and Grandpa Schurz


Grandma Schurz









Her first cloth diaper!








Her first bath at home



One of my favorite faces!












2 comments:

Sara Joy Martin said...

she is delicious!!! i can't wait to come over and see you all :)

Carly said...

What a beauty!!! Keep the excessive pictures coming, please!!!! Wish I was there to bring you dinner and chocolate croissants and help out ... but I'm sending hugs from Carolina instead, for now.