Sunday, July 27, 2008

our flower child... all her tie dye glory.

we had a busy morning at home with our maternity/newborn photographer. you can catch a sneak peek of harper's photographic debut at

the honeymoon no longer

daddy went back to work friday morning, and harper woke up at 5:30 am to give him kisses goodbye. we're on our own! when daddy got home, we took harper out for her first night out on the town. we met a few speech and occupational therapists from mommy's work for dinner at pf changs to say goodbye to two of them. afterwards, we stopped at aunt heather and uncle tim's for their neighborhood camp out. harper enjoyed her first bonfire. she certainly was a night owl!

like brother, like sister

in the first week, we've already found similarities in maximus and harper's sleeping patterns...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

busy day

we started our morning off with harper's first bath. she seemed to really enjoy it, especially the head massage. and we loved seeing our "twiggy" in her froggy towel.

harper also went back to the pediatrician for her weight check, and is now up 7 ounces from monday! at 5 pounds, 15.5 ounces, she's almost back to her birth weight. she's a good eater!

the day ended with a visit from grandma, aunt jen and aunt kelly. aunt kelly was out of town in south africa last week, so harper finally got to meet her world traveling auntie. and she brought harper her first pair of apple bottom jeans!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

visit to the doctor

we started getting ready 2.5 hours before her appointment, and were still 10 minutes late!

harper has lost a little weight since her birth, and now weighs 5 pounds, 8.5 ounces. she has to go back again thursday for a weight check to make sure she starts to gain. otherwise, she is a healthy patient!

sleepy head

harper enjoys her beauty sleep, but does let us know when it's time for her to eat. she hasn't been shy about waking us up at all hours of the night.

going home

we've enjoyed our hospital stay, and all the nursing attention we received, but alas, it's time to go home. harper gets dressed by daddy and barely fills the carseat! she sleeps the entire way home. now, reality has set in...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

the happy grandparents

these four may have been more anxious than we were for harper's arrival! here, harper gets to meet her nana and papa stout and grandma and grandpa petrous.

Friday, July 18, 2008

day one with little harper

after a whirlwind of an induction and delivery, we spent the day in awe of our new arrival. we can't believe she's finally here. we want to thank all of her vistors and the good wishes so many of you sent.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

our little one has arrived

harper elizabeth petrous was born on thursday, july 17th, 2008 at 11:09 am. she weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.5 inches. for being a week late, much to our surprise, she truly fits the little one description. we are so happy to finally have our daughter here, and can't wait for you all to meet her!

Here's two awesome members of the St. Joes staff that helped bring Harper safely to us. Thank you Dr. Jones and Sherri.

Maximus, we'll be home soon where you're already anxiously awaiting your sisters arrival.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

the nursery

besides the missing rocking chair and ottoman, and a few items hanging on the wall, i think we're fairly set for her arrival!