Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I know, she looks confused - going out with just Pops today. Where's the Momma? Hopefully resting, but we know that she's doing laundry, cleaning, taking care of some sort of business at home. I can't even tell you how proud I am of Tracy. Zoe is so lucky to have such a great mom. But I knew that she would be. One of the many reasons I knew I wanted to marry her. As big as the sky, baby! Anyway - back to the pic. On this particular day the Zo and I went to Barnes and Nobles to check out some Kafka and Camus. But she's not into Extistentialism yet. Who knew? But she is a fan of the pop up books, and likes to people watch. I'd call that a good afternoon. By the way, we're off to New England to see the fam and friends. If Tray doesn't post for a few days, thats why.
This is what we got for Zoe's crib and I submitted the following review about it on their webite for future customers. This One Step Ahead company has great baby items that are safe and helpful!
Originally submitted at One Step Ahead
Let the fresh air in! This remarkable crib bumper lets fresh air through, while keeping little limbs safely inside the crib. Soft and padded for extra protection. Compatible with most crib styles, including convertibles and sleigh cribs, provided they have slatted ends. Hypoallergenic poly mesh. At...
Great safety option
Pros: Soft, Colorful and Fun, Easy to Assemble, Durable
Best Uses: Newborn, Toddlers, Preemies, Infants
Describe Yourself: First Time Parent, Child Care Professional
I was really worried about SIDS and didn't get any bumpers at first. But my baby kept scootching and wacking her head and hands on the crib slats. One time she got her arm stuck in them too. This gives her some soft protection and allows her to breathe safely. I also think it helped her sleep better because she felt "cocooned" like she did in the bassinet. We got the yellow one and it's nice and bright. Seeems like it would fit most cribs easily.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The only reason I am able to be a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) is because my Mom has started another Accounting business that I help her run out of the house -Wavecrest Associates. We have business cards, brochures, a sign, and even are starting to get local business (thanks to my Mom's amazing networking skills!). It is a lot of work, most of which Mom is doing alone right now. Zoe takes a lot more hands on attention than I had anticipated at such a young age! Initially, I figured for the first 6 or so months she'd just hang out in a baby seat while we worked away at the business. Apparently Zoe has other ideas..she wants to be played with, fed, changed, played with, bathed, fed, played with,fed, entertained, changed, fed, etc etc... without much napping in between. But we are learning to rotate baby duties and business duties and just work when we can, and Zoe is learning to take longer naps and play by herself for a few minutes at a time to do her part. I'm excited for this business to work, and even though this is definitely not my forte, I am learning great things from Mom and can't wait to watch this business grow. We figured out if I went back to work full time, I'd just end up giving most of my paycheck to someone else to take care of my baby for me. That just doesn't make any sense! So, please pass the word for us...We do accounting for businesses and personal income tax....we can do business in town, long distance, and over the internet...and the more business we have, the longer I can stay home and take care of my Baby Girl! Thanks!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Zoe had her first experience with a sippy cup this morning. (Gramma came and was ready for some new baby experiences!) Z was trying really hard and sometimes actually even got the right end in her mouth! She obviously still needs help, but "they" say it's good to wean babies off the bottle at a younger age. We'll keep the sippy in heavy rotation, along with the bottle and breast and she should continue to chunk up just nicely:)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I think I caused Zoe's first tear the other day. And at that exact moment my heart broke into a million pieces. (FYI-Babies don't cry with tears until they are few months old.) It was just the usual conflict - do I let her cry it out at nap time, or do I go in and console her, or should I pick her up because she's just not tired? But this time when I went in after I chose to let her cry it out for a few minutes there was a single huge tear falling from one sad looking eye. So I guess you know what happened next. Yep, she got held and cuddled on for the next hour straight. If she could have asked for a pony I probably would have given her one. Yeah, I know, I'm in trouble... I'm sure there will be many more tears to come - on both our parts- but I hope she'll understand someday that I never mean to upset her, it's just one of those things about being a parent and having to look out for someone who doesn't always agree with your point of view. Hmmmm...So I guess I sort of understand now why in high school I wasn't allowed to go to that Milli Vanilli concert because I didn't clean my room:)
Thursday, July 17, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
By the way - at her four month well baby doctor visit yesterday, Zoe weighed almost 13 pounds ( more than double her birth weight) Yay!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Zoe loves being outside (beautiful blanket handmade by Nana Brodeur)! She loves watching the trees sway in the wind and feeling the breeze on her face. It's finally been not 100 degrees so we can take her out and enjoy our yard. The fresh air will do us all good!