Saturday, August 29, 2009


Haley continues to grow like a weed - she's already 5 weeks old! The little lady has had a plethora of visitors, which means Mom and Dad have had lots of much appreciated help.

We've enjoyed the nice weather and have taken Haley to a variety of spots though the KC area. She visited the Overland Park Arboretum and Deanna Rose Farmstead all in one weekend. Although she slept though both visits, we think she really enjoyed the outdoors :O) We discovered that she's quite a shopper too. Target, Sam's Club and Oak Park Mall have all been graced with Haley's presence as well. I've found that no matter where we go people comment on Haley's cuteness...not that I'm biased, but I couldn't agree more!

I took Haley to get some newborn pictures taken. Things started off well, but quickly went south...she became very angry (see picture). We managed to snap a few cute photos, although a bit Glamour Shot-esqe.

Uncle Ryan, Aunt Paige and Cousin Charlie paid a visit to Casa Schweigel. Charlie is such a big boy - he's sitting up and eating baby food! I keep telling him that he needs to teach Haley his tricks, but he didn't seem particularly interested in anything other than eating and making lots of noise.

Karl and I enjoyed our first date night sans baby last weekend. We enjoyed an uninterrupted and delicious dinner at Taste, but we quickly missed Haley. Karl and I are totally smitten with our little girl. We can't imagine our lives without her.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Business of Being Born

Haley is one week old today! Karl and I are settling in to parenthood...with lots of diapers, feedings and sleepless nights (and days). And more love for our little girl than we ever could have imagined.

A few pictures from the 7 days...fresh from the oven to today. (Headband is compliments of cousin Meagan)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

She's Here!

Karl and I are happy to announce the arrival of our daughter, Haley Lynn Schweigel. She arrived on Wednesday, August 5th at 12:29 pm. Haley weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and is 19 inches long. She's gorgeous and healthy with a head of dark hair and chubby cheeks.

We want to thank each and everyone of our family members and friends. Karl, Haley and I have been overwhelmed with your love and support.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Here She Comes!

We've hit week 39 and as of tomorrow our little girl will no longer be compared to fruits or veggies. Our c-section is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon and we couldn't be more excited. I'm dying to know what Haley looks like and if she really does have hair (the ultrasound tech thinks she might, but I'm skeptical).

Our trusty internet sources tell us that Haley is the size of a mini watermelon. I believe looks like I swallowed a mini watermelon. Check out that belly! It's encroaching my desk space.

Pictures of Haley will be posted. We can't wait for everyone to meet her!