Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2 months old

Our little Zoie is 2 months old as of Saturday. She keeps getting bigger and bigger everyday. We sure love our little girl.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Brother's Wedding

This spring/summer brought a lot of changes to my family. Our last big family event was my brother's wedding. He and his new wife Amber had a beautiful wedding (pictures below). We are excited to welcome her and Braden (her 8 year old son) into our family. I always wanted my brother to marry some one who is fun and caring person. She is all that and so much more.

Congrats to the very happy couple.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Zoie has been making many attempts to suck her thumb/hand. She doesn't have the motor control to quite do it yet but she certainly tries. A while back she got a good latch on her arm giving herself her first hickey. I was glad I was there to watch her do it otherwise I would have worried she really did something to bruise herself.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Don't you just love these grins??

Friday, June 12, 2009

Baby Gear

As we've now made it over 6 weeks with our little one. There are several pieces of baby gear I'm really glad we have.

The first one is our baby monitor. Our baby monitor is one that not only provides sound so we can hear her cry, it monitors her breathing. It has a little pad you put under the mattress. After you lay her down, you turn that part on and it senses her breathing. If it doesn't feel any movement for 40 seconds, an alarm goes off. This monitor has given me such peace of mind. I don't get up in the middle of the night to see if she is breathing.

The second piece of equipment is the baby swing. Zoie loves her swing and so does mommy. This piece of equipment is great when she is semi-sleepy but too fidgety to go right to sleep. Sometimes she isn't a fan but most times she is very content here. We got this Nature's Touch one off of Craigslist. A little more pricey than some swings but it goes both front-to-back and side to side. She prefers the side to side motion and seems the most entertained by the nature sounds versus the music. The way it is shaped makes it great for sleeping. I'm very glad I searched long and hard to find this swing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Our Trip to Georgia

We had a wonderful trip to Georgia right at the end of May. We ventured down to the deep South to introduce Zoie to her family there. She of course was wildly popular. Here are a fe pictures from our trip

A Family Shot

Mark's trip with Dad and Caleb fishing in the Gulf

Zoie and Caleb

Zoie and Joel

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My Little Chunk

We had Zoie's 1 month visit to the doctor today. We confirmed she is an excellent eater. She has grown 1 1/2 inches to be at 23 inches. She is also weighing in at 11 lbs 15 oz. I love my little chunk.

Here are a couple recent pictures Renae took while we were in Georgia.