Saturday, October 24, 2009

Don't Forget Me!!!

I had to do this post as a commemoration to Adventuregirl, who has been a trooper through the whole new-baby-coming-home experience. She was wonderful for the grandmas while AdvenureDad and I were at Madigan, and handled her first night without Mommy better than I did (boy did I miss her cheerful little self!). Of course she has tried to reclaim her position as the family baby a few times, including some half-hearted fake crying and increased requests for me to pick her up, but you can't blame a girl for trying! I'm taking her renewed interest in the potty and her big-girl panties as realization that being the "big stister" has its perks, including several bribery presents including her new fairy dancing skirt sent by her "Auntie" Sara (see pic).

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Week Already

I'm completely blown away by the fact that Olivia is over a week old now. I feel as though she has been around for a couple of days at most! She and I are fairly recovered from our hospital visit, and she's growing like a weed... already back up to her birth weight and then some. She's starting to spend a few more minutes every day with her eyes open, and we can't wait to see what her personality is like.
On a personal note I also have to brag that I'm within 5 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight and I can wear my non-maternity "fat pants" already. Granted I weighed a lot more than I ever wanted to before the pregancy, so I still have A LOT of work to do, but it does give me hope. I guess the strict diabetes diet had some unintended benefits!
In other big news, we also closed on our property in Dixie (near Walla Walla, WA) yesterday. Once it is recorded with the county we will be the proud owners of 52.5 acres of pasture and canyon in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. We've already seen deer, elk, turkey, and black bears, and it has a gorgeous home site that overlooks the WW valley as well as the foothills. We can't wait to start working it into our "someday" house!
Here are a couple of pictures... of course more to come when I get another minute.