Arizona Rose and John Francis

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3 weeks to the big 1

Posted by babyzoie on November 26, 2006 at 11:29 PM Comments comments (111)

I can not believe Zoie will be a year in the weeks.  Where the hell does the time go?  It's crazy to think all the growing and changing she has done over the past 49 weeks.  She started out as this little helpless blob and now she's standing on her own 2 feet almost ready to take her first steps.  She talks up a storm, says mom, dad, mollie, poop, book, blue and red.  She isn't signing as much as I had hoped but I can't complain since she is talking and making animal noises (meow, oink and woof).

She also has this way about her...she steals my heart!  I wouldn't alow her in the closet where I was frantically looking for some papers.  She tries to step over my leg...I tell her"no" and she pushes my arm, puckers her lips and gives me a kiss.  I laugh, how can you resist?  I let her in the closet.


Posted by babyzoie on November 8, 2006 at 1:31 AM Comments comments (0)

so much for wanting to post a weekly enrty...I suppose this is better than nothing.

Zoie is getting more mobile as the days go on.  She is into everything and with that come a slew of new bumps and bruises.  She LOVES to follow me everywhere I go, cries helplessly when I get out of sight.  I secretly love watching her have a meltdown...only because it's so cute.  She's crawling one minute, then she'll drop her head adn's too cute. 

She walks along the walls, along the couch, along the cabinets.  I am always complaining that our place is too small, but anything bigger (at this point) would be a nightmare!  I would be exhausted!!!  I (just a tiny bit) mis sthe days where I could put her on the bed and know she would still be there when I turn my back.  I remember being able to lie next to her and watching her sleep.  She would wake up, see me and give the biggest smile you could imagine and close her eyes with the grin...until it faded to a deep slumber.  Now she climbs, pulls on my hair, pulls at my shirt looking for boob, slaps my face and tugs at the blinds.  So much has changed in less than a year, unbelievable.

loving life

Posted by babyzoie on October 3, 2006 at 2:11 AM Comments comments (0)

Life is good.  Zoie is getting bigger and sassier every day.  She's now 20 pounds, 27 inches long and has 4 teeth!  Funny though her 2 top teeth are on the right side...looks kind of goofy.  I do see that fifth one coming in, maybe then the water works will stop.  She's crawling and pulls herself up to a standing position...she gets into everything!  I don't understand how she knows EXACTLY what she's not supposed to be into. 

That little girl brings so much happiness into our lives it's insane.  I don't know how some people have children and can't wait until they start walking, start school, go off to college...why bother?  I literally enjoy and thank god every single day.  Some days are harder than others, but they are all beautiful and too short.

There is this woman online who writes in ever week about her and her baby, it's cute and endearing.  I don't have the same writing ability but it's something I want to look back on when my baby is all grown up.  My only regret is that I didn't start this sooner...

Zoie was rolling around on the floor today crawling towards Mollie's bed, it's so cute to watch her, she loves Mollie so much and Mollie doesn't want anything to do with her.  She would get a little closer and I would tell her "NO"...she would then roll over and give me this look and cry and cry.  I try not to laugh but it's too funny.  She kept doing it, I kept telling her no and she kept crying.  I finally had to throw in the towel, this little girl is stubborn!  Up went the barrier pillow.


Posted by babyzoie on August 12, 2006 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
be sure to check our Yosemite did FANTASTIC on her first camping trip.  Only problem is she wouldn't sleep, she was too excited to take naps.  We saw a bear, deer, huge trees and lots of times!  She can't wait to go on to her next adventure.

okay, it's been a while

Posted by babyzoie on August 4, 2006 at 4:58 PM Comments comments (0)
I know, it's been a while since we last posted.  That just means we've been incredibly busy enjoy our little girl.  She's now going on 8 months, she's rolling, babbling, almost crawling and has 2 teeth.  Every day is amazing and I keep on thinking it can't get any better...but every day I am proven wrong because it DOES keep on getting better.

The transition into momhood was a rough journey, I admit I didn't fully embrace it at first, however I have accommodated to this crazy lifestyle with only the help and support of my husband (who by the way is FANTASTIC with her).  There have been many a days where I think I am a rotten mom who goes to work to her full time job...but reality is I am not, I am doing a pretty damn good job.  My baby is healthy and beautiful  (did you see the pics), she's happy and content, she hardly cries (unless it's nap time), we go to  weekly playgroups, she eats only the best homemade organic baby food (hell, I don't even cook for Paul), we go to the zoo, do lots of singing and dancing to Red Hot Chili Peppers and P!nk cd's, we swim, do yoga and cuddle in bed watching Barney...she has even become my partner in crime with my shopping addiction (don't tell Dad, we are supposed to be paying off the car instead).  I do what I can, I want that baby to have the best life has to offer, especially of my love and compassion I have for her.  And if anyone EVER has a gripe about the way I raise her, they can bite me.  Amen!!

12 weeks...err I mean 3 months

Posted by babyzoie on March 12, 2006 at 2:33 PM Comments comments (0)
The little princess is now 3 months young and growing like a weed.  I started work a few days ago, it's been so painful leaving her...however it is not possible for me not to work.  I am terrified that she's going to hate me for working or will start rejecting me ...when I get home from work and hold her I just cry and cry.  it feels so good to have her in my arms.  She's now about 12.5 pounds (give or take) and getting long, just about 2 feet!

8 weeks and counting

Posted by babyzoie on February 13, 2006 at 12:36 AM Comments comments (0)
Zoie's little scare with her heart murmur turned out to be a false alarm.  She's healthy as can be and gaining weight steadily (10.3 ounces to date).  She was such a trooper through the whole visit as they strapped her to the table and I had to agressively pin her arms to the table while they took xrays.  In addition, they had about 15 heart monitors attached to her body while she gazed at her doodle bug.

She went to the snow for the first time on Tuesday, and she now is starting to immitate us with her coos and caas.  She still has some lungs on her as she belts out every now and then  and kicks ferociously at any thing that stands in her way.

Still no luck with her sleep habits...


Posted by babyzoie on February 4, 2006 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)
baby zoie is such a joy...although extremely high maintenance (more so than myself).  It's been hard adjusting to life with her, I no longer get to make all the whimsical demands and no one ever wants to talk to me when they's all about the baby.  But that's okay, she has been worth every minute.

She has gone through several nicknames already, all based on the noises she is currently experimenting with..first it was Zoie Monster, then was Gizmo and Bubbles  now I call her Daffy (yes for the duck! woo-ho, woo-ho, woo-ho)

She screams on demand for her food and wails like we were stabbing her(as Paul puts it) when she's bored or doesn't like being held a certain way.  She's now a nice and healthy 10 plus pounds...and still not letting us sleep much.  We had 2 days this week where she slept for 5 straight hours, it was fantastic but short lived, the next night she woke up every hour on the hour wanting to be fed...hopefully it's just a "phase".

She smiles when she sees us and LOVES to be outside, she even went on a 4 mile hike with us and only slept most of the way!!!

God I can't get over how much I love her...


Arizona Rose

Posted by babyzoie on December 22, 2005 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

           Arizona Rose was born on Friday December 16th, eight days before she was due. She weighed 6.7lbs and measured 18in. She has more hair than I thought possible on a newborn. Her hair is multi colored, brown, red, and blond. With her roots resembling copper. She is simply amazing, I can not express how much love I have for this little one. I feel like the luckiest person in the world...a beautiful wife, child, and dog who thinks she is a human. Life doesn't get better than this!




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