Monday, May 21, 2007

Family Visit

Karen's mom and sister just left for the airport to go back home to Tennessee. They've been staying with us since last Thursday. It's been wonderful having them here to help take care of the baby. Karen's mom would get up every morning to do the 6:00am bottle feed allowing K & I to get some extra sleep. They watched Kylie one evening so that Karen and I could have dinner out by ourselves.

For the majority of their four-day visit, we just stayed home and played "Pass the baby please...It's my time to hold her!" But we did manage to go to Portland's Rose Garden where we took these photos (the roses weren't in bloom yet but the rhododendrons were beautiful!) We also went shopping and out to eat twice.

Now for some Kylie updates....
As of Saturday, she weighs 9lbs 1oz.
She now wears size 1 diapers instead of the newborn size.
She has started holding her head up more and more.
She also has started holding her hair or our shirts while she eats.
And the smiles! How we delight in the smiles! We haven't captured a smile on camera yet but you know we'll post when we do.

You can see more pictures here.



Ethan Barry's Momma said...

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful visit with your family...and I'm so glad you finally posted. :) It sounds like you had a wonderful time together and the pictures are beautiful. Kudos to you for going our for your first "date" night...It took us a lot longer than 4 weeks to accomplish that feat. Hope it was fun.

Btw, Ethan's cold is completely gone now, so we can't wait to catch up with you and snuggle Miss Kylie whenever you have the time. :)


Stacey said...

beautiful photos!!! glad the family visit went well and you had some couple time. :) I love having other people around to hold the baby. :)

Alayna said...

I'm glad you had a good visit with Karen's family! The photos from the rose garden are wonderful. Kylie is such a cutie! I've been thinking, as I've looked at her photos recently, that she really looks like both of you. It's very cool!

Also, a belated happy one-month birthday to the little one :)

Holly said...

Love the pictures, especially the family pics. So wonderful!
She's just adorable!