Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Routine and more.

Zoe - 3 months
So, It's been 3 months already! Crazy how time flies! Our little baby is not little anymore -- Justin said this morning. It is true, she is getting so big, so fast, but now is a lot more fun too. Zoe loves talking and she can go on on her cooing for a long time. She smiles a lot too which is great and she also tries to laugh. It is so funny. I don't have a lot of toys for her and I don't want to overwhelm her with all those colors and noises from those activity centers. She really loves looking at faces and we take her often on walks on the park so she can see nature and hear different noises.

This past month Zoe flew on a plane, had a blast in Maryland with her aunts, uncles, and cousins, and she also went on a boat ride. She is so busy this little girl.

1st plane ride

Boat ride
Enjoying nature in MD

Working out - morning routine
Throughout the week we keep busy by going to the gym every morning. While mommy sweats, Zoe sleeps, wakes up, and then waits for me patiently. I like to go in the morning to get it out of the way or else I won't work out. Also, right after her first feed and after a little awake time it is when she takes her longest nap, which gives me time to work out, shower and eat when I get back before she has to feed again. I am not very strict with routines but this morning schedule works very well for us.
What about your routine?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Life changes.. (new baby, move and everything else).

Wow! Once again, it's been a while. I will really try to commit on writing more often this time, but you know, I just had a baby. Well, it was 2 and a half months ago, so life is pretty crazy. I can't complaint though. Little Zoe is already sleeping through the night. Yeah!!! She is such a good girl and she gives me so much joy. I never thought I would feel so good as a mother.
Zoe already did so much in her life: We have moved from Columbus, OH to St. Louis, MO, traveled by train to Chicago, IL, gone to Kansas City, MO, visited Springfield, IL. Also, she often go out with us to restaurants, art museums, parks and even the Zoo. That is a lot for a 2 month old baby, but she does it so well.
Now we are learning to fall on a good eat, play, sleep schedule. I can't wait to see her doing things like crawling, talking, laughing, but it is kind of sad how fast she is growing. I don't have that tiny little baby we left the hospital with anymore. She is filling up, but that's all good because she is a healthy happy little girl. And, Oh my! She is so pretty! -- ok, you can tell I am the mother -- ahem..
Well, I'll leave you to that.. I am going to work on a raspberry jam now and will post about it later.
Me about to pop at 8 1/2 months

Zoe - 2 weeks old, sleeping in mommy's arms

 2 weeks old

1 month old

2 months old

 She is just so pretty!