Friday, February 26, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby Pictures!

Kaity and Joe doing school together ...

Kaity being a good big sister ...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Turtle Report

American Box Turtle Report
by Kaity Pittard

American box turtles can eat almost anything. Turtles can be herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. American box turtles are omnivores. American box turtles get their name from when they are afraid. They get in their shell and their shape is like a box. (Kaity has inserted an illustration here.)American box turtles can swim. They are amphibians.

Daddy found a turtle at work and bought it home; we let it swim in the sink! When it was swimming, bubbles came from his nose! We named him Martin, because where Daddy works is Martin Marietta. It's a rock quarry.

Turtles need to have space to move. We put him in a box. I got some rocks and half a brick and put them in the box. I think American box turtles are neat! The end.

Our Snow Day

It snowed. That about sums it up! I'll let you experience it in pictures ...

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Kaity and Joe have been visiting with Grammie and Baba for a few days and man, have we missed them! They've really been enjoying themselves, though, and I don't think they've missed us one skinny minute. :)

Kaity built a snowman in the yard. Lacking a corncob pipe, etc., Grammie raided the produce drawer in the fridge to come up with Frosty's features. Kaity took the following three pictures ...

What's a snow day without catching flakes on your tongue?

Snowball fight!
My snow day would only have been more complete if I'd been able to capture on film the snowball fight between Jeff and his dad. Priceless.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Selah's First Bath

(The outfit Selah is wearing is one that was worn by her daddy, a hundred years ago.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update on Selah

We had a follow-up appointment with the pediatrician on Monday. Selah has gained back 5 ounces of the 10 she lost before leaving the hospital. She's still a little jaundiced, but that's pretty normal for a nursing baby. Overall she's doing great! The doctor has recommended that we consult with a pediatric surgeon about Selah's cyst, though. Their office set up an appointment for us for this Friday. Jeff's taking the day off so we can drive out to Atlanta together. Essentially, I think the pediatrician just didn't want to be the one to make the call about the cyst even after seeing the ultrasound done at the hospital. She's more comfortable letting a specialist handle it, and we're okay with that. We're praying that we'll get a firm diagnosis from the surgeon on Friday.

For now, enjoy these adorable pictures that Berk took when they were up for a visit.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Kaitlyn, Joseph and Selah

I think it was love at first sight ...

Friday, February 05, 2010

Selah Rachel Pittard

Little Selah has made her arrival! I went in Wednesday morning to the hospital to be induced. The nurse got the process started at about 7:30, and by 10 the doctor was telling me to push! Selah was born at 10:23, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and a touch longer than the other two babies at 21-1/2 inches. (Kaity was 7-5, 21 and Joe was 8-8, 21.) She's really a beautiful baby and looks remarkably like Kaity at her age. And now for the important part ...

Going home ...

I'll do a whole post tomorrow with pictures of Selah and her proud big sister and brother.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tomorrow, Tomorrow ... I Love Ya, Tomorrow!

Okay, so I went for yet another doctor's appointment today. I've had LOTS of contractions, just nothing close enough together or consistent enough to signify real, actual labor. Long story short, for lots of reasons, I'm scheduled to be at the hospital in the morning at 6 a.m. to be induced! Hopefully, Selah will be here by mid-afternoon. We'll definitely be keeping everyone updated on what happens.

Monday, February 01, 2010

When I Grow Up ...

The picture is from Kaity's birthday, but I had a cute story about her and wanted to share!

The other day I was watching a design show on HGTV. Kaity remarked that she wants to be an interior designer when she grows up. So we talked about that for a while, and it's really a good match for her. Anyway, I left the room for a moment and when I came back she was standing in the middle of the kitchen gesturing and talking to herself. Before I thought about it, I said, "What are you doing, sweetie?"

She immediately came and sat down, looking shy. "Nothing ..." After a short pause, she said, "Okay okay okay. I'm pretending to be a designer and I'm showing the homeowner my design!"

How cute is that?