3 months!

Zoey is such a happy baby. 
She is drooling a lot these days. She tries to pick up the shapes and patterns on the crib sheets and pack and play sheets. It's pretty funny. Zack is definitely her favorite person followed closely by everyone else. She makes it through the night waking up once, sometimes twice. Zoey is going to be participating in a research study soon that is looking at the brain and development in infants. Hopefully she'll be a cooperative participant.

Happy Valentine's Day from Zoey! We are giving her teachers valentines with this picture of her.

2 months

At her 2 month checkup, Zoey weighed 10 pounds and was 22 inches long.

Zoey seems to like daycare and they love her there.

She has become increasingly alert and her face lights up when she hears our voices or she sees us.

She loves her playmat and is "talking" up a storm. She has a lot to say and can be quite loud.

We love our little cutie pie!

1 Month

Zoey has been keeping me busy. I meant to post her 1 month update a week ago but better late than never. She is starting to outgrow 1-3 month clothes and starting to fit into 3 month clothes. She is smiling and is more alert. She will start daycare in 2 weeks.

Pacifier snob

At 3 weeks old, Zoey is our little pacifier snob. She only likes a certain type of pacifier and even one type that appears to be ever so slightly different will not satisfy her, even for a moment. She only likes the pink and purple bear ear soothies. How dare we try to offer her a green soothie without bear ears. At least when it comes to bottles, she will drink from pink, purple, green, or any other color or type of bottle we've offered her. Here are some pictures from this week.

Second time around... life with a newborn

It's all coming back to us now... life with a newborn. I've been on the 3 a.m. shift for feedings so that's fun... not. It's fine when she's cooperative and falls right back to sleep. I hope that happens tonight!

Anyway, Zoey is doing well. She is supposed to go 3 hours between feedings but often is starved at 2.5 hours so we feed her early. She's mellow when held and calmer with feedings than her brother was.

Zack loves being a big brother so far. He adores his little sister and wants her to be awake more often so he can interact with her. He especially loves tummy time and getting grossed out by seeing her diapers. I said "Zoey has a special treat for you..." and he came over and looked and saw the dirty diaper- yuck!

Welcome baby Zoey!

We are thrilled to have baby sister in the house now. She is so loved.

Born on Wednesday, November 8, shortly before noon, she weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

More pictures to come!

Two weeks to go

After trying several things to get Zoey to flip out of breech position, efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and as a result, I have a C section scheduled for November 8, two weeks from today.

I am wrapping things up at work this week and next and we are doing some final things around the house to get ready. There are a few things left on the to-do list and then I will feel content that we are as prepared as we can be to welcome a newborn into the house.

As much as I would like to stay active now, anticipating a slow recovery from surgery, it's not easy. I've had to take it easy and limit outings as walking feels great, but standing and sitting for long periods of time do not. This is no time to be adventurous; I wouldn't want to wind up going into labor or having any other issues needing an emergency C section.

Hopefully my next update will be a birth announcement!