At home with Kaley O'Kelley and her 2 little ones; she's back Monday


by Catherine Holland

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 2:40 PM

PHOENIX -- 3TV's Kaley O’Kelley is wrapping up her maternity leave and will be back on the anchor desk for “Good Morning Arizona” dark and early Monday morning.

Scott Pasmore – aka Uncle Scott – went over to O’Kelley’s house Wednesday morning to check in with her, and, of course, Paul and Karsen. He even changed his very first diaper. (How does somebody make it through 52 years without having ever changed a diaper?)

Karsen, who turned 10 weeks old Wednesday, was born on May 29, making Paul, who will be 2 in November, a big brother.

Between the two little ones, O’Kelley has had her hands full, so returning to work might seem like a bit of a break. She said life since Karsen’s arrival has been crazy, and sleeping through the night is but a memory.

“They say that when you have one baby, it’s a game-changer. When you have two babies, it’s a life-changer,” O’Kelley told Pasmore. “That is an understatement!”

The diaper changing and baby holding was mildly traumatic for Pasmore. O'Kelley, however, seemed quite entertained. For her part, Karsen was very cooperative, but she still made Pasmore a tiny bit nervous -- an effect babies often have on the uninitiated.

"This is really hard. ... I am so sweating," he said, much to O'Kelley's amusement.

As much as she loves being home with Karsen and Paul, O’Kelley is ready get back into the “Good Morning Arizona” mix.

“I can’t wait to come back on Monday. I’m so excited.”

O'Kelley, a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, joined Arizona's Family and the "Good Morning Arizona" team in September 2009.

January 2012: New mom Kaley O'Kelley returns to GMAZ