Thursday, May 17, 2012

Liberty Kate . . .

you are two weeks old! 

You weigh 9 lbs 9 oz.

You nurse every two hours during the day and every 3-5 at night.

You spent a few minutes in the swing and seemed to like it.

You had a busy week!

You attended your first parade.

You went to your first Sunday church service.

You spent a day at Daddy's office.

You had your first real bath and like the rest of the Witcher babies, your hair got lighter.

You gave Mommy another reason to be thankful for a precious gift on Mother's Day.

You helped Mommy and Daddy celebrate 14 years of marriage. As Madisyn said, "14 years and 7 kids."

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Homefest fun

Today we loaded up and headed to Bald Knob for the annual Homefest celebration.

Even though it literally "Rained on our Parade", Liberty enjoyed her first parade experience complete with fire trucks, police cars, Smokey the Bear, a marching band, tractors and horses.

 Four pretty ladies modeled their strawberry outfits donned especially for the occasion.

 Granddaddy found a couple of little girls who were up for some fun!

 In honor of Mother's Day we took Mom out to lunch at the Chinese restaurant.

The boys were a little confused as to what language you might speak in China and kept asking Kent to tell them how to say things like friend, hello and goodbye in Spanish. LOL

Today is also National Train Day so we took the train loving boys to visit the depot. The Lionel club had a special display set up.

10 cousins all in a row. How in the world does the photographer for the Duggar Family get them all looking at once?!?

We also got the first picture of all seven of our blessings.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Liberty Kate . . .

you are ONE WEEK old!

What a joy you are!

You have been travelling this week.
We visited the chiropractor, the midwife, church and the pediatrician!

Your big brother (Henry) insists on calling you Kate, and just Kate.

You are wearing all different sizes of clothing. Newborn clothes seem to fit best.

You wear size 0 shoes and a newborn diaper.

You weigh 9 lbs 1.5 oz (according to Mommy's scale - 9lbs 8 oz according the the midwife's scales)
and have already grown to 21.5 inches.

Your head is 38.5 cm.

You are a sweet little girl who prefers to touch Mommy while sleeping unless you are snuggled in the car seat.

You nurse about every two hours during the day and every 3 at night.

Mommy and Madisyn are having a blast dressing you a Mary Claire in matching outfits.

We all are incredibly thankful to have you on the "outside". ;-)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Introducing . . .

Miss Liberty Kate

Liberty arrived at 5:15 am on Thursday, May 3rd. She weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. We had a fantastic water birth with no drama. ;-)