Saturday, April 28, 2007

4 months old

Zoey Michele @ 4 months
13lbs, 12.8oz (55%)
25.75 inches long (90%)
We saw Dr Day on Thursday and Zoey received her 2nd set of shots...only 4 shots this time. She responded much better than last time. Praise the LORD! She no longer has to take her reflux medicine and I have been able to reintroduce dairy back into my diet. Last night I made some chocolate chip cookies and I had a half of a glass of ice cold milk. Yummy. I haven't had milk in almost two months. Zoey has met all of her milestones except she hasn't rolled over, yet, but Dr Day wasn't concerned at all.
Unfortunately Dave's adventure race was cancelled due to a lack of participation. Bummer. He was looking forward to using his new bike light and headlamp. Hopefully he and his teammates will be able to find another race in the fall.
I can't believe it's already that time of year when we start packing up and head to kamp. So many people were surprised that we were still going to kamp this that we have a baby. I guess it never crossed our minds to NOT go to kamp. It seems like the most natural transition. Don't get me wrong. Of course I'm nervous about packing up and moving for the summer, especially with a baby. But kamp is such a wonderful place and we will be surrounded by some of our best friends. I know my parents and my sister are not exactly thrilled that we're taking Zoey 8 hours away for 3 months, but at least we can post tons of pictures. God bless the internet.
One more thing before I go. Our little Zoey is now officially sleeping through the night. We put her to bed around 8pm, I wake her up at 10pm for her final feeding and she sleeps until I wake her up at 7am. We know that she is physically capable of going at least 9 hours between feedings and waking up three times during the night to nurse was not good for me or her. So, last Monday night, we decided to break the habit. It only took 2 nights before she was sleeping straight through until morning without little fussing spells. I knew she could do it, but I was very surprised I could do it.
new pics posted on Flickr

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

other goings on

Dave asked me the other day if this blog was just for updates on Zoey or for updates on other things. I looked at him with a puzzled expression... what else do we have going on that doesn't relate to Zoey? As of right now, my world pretty much revolves around taking care of her, however, there are a couple of other things to mention.

First of all, Dave took the GRE last week and did well. He will be applying to the University of North Texas to pursue a Masters in Engineering. Hopefully, if everything works out, he will begin taking classes this fall.

Secondly, Dave is preparing for another adventure race...Booger County 2007! He and two friends from kamp, Micah and Marissa, will compete in the third annual race. They are still debating if they will attempt the 35mile or 60mile course. In years past I went along as the support team, unfortunately, this year I must pass the responsibility onto another worthy person. Any volunteers? Dave has been running and riding to prepare for this race and last week he squeezed in a 20 mile bike ride before folks came over for Bible study.

Wow! Dave has alot going on right now. Hey, I have goals, too, ya know. I try to take a shower every day AND I shoot for going the entire day without being soaked in drool or spit-up. Everybody needs goals, right? Actually, I love, love, love being at home with Zoey. She is the most wonderful thing that has happened to our family. We literally don't have enough hours in day for the number of kisses we want to give her.

Oh, we should also mention that Dave changed our settings on our blog and now anyone can leave us a message. We also receive an email alert each time a message is left. It makes it even easier for us to keep in touch with our friends and family. Hope to talk to you soon.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy Easter

We had many reasons to celebrate this weekend. Dave had Friday off from school and we had a wonderful day spending time with Zoey...together as a family. We went in search of a bathing suit for her for this summer, however, I can't seem to find just the right one. Then we stopped by Erika and Josh's and hung out with them for the evening.

On Saturday, we celebrated my mom's birthday. Originally we were going to go for a family bike ride, however, it was 40 degrees and there were snow flurries. So, instead we hung out, did some hula-hooping (see pictures) and went to Babe's for dinner.

Sunday, of course, was Easter and we celebrated our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We went to church and met up with three members of the Stem family...Daniel, Stephanie and Miriam. It was so wonderful to see them while they were in town. It reminded us what a blessing friends are.

new pics posted on Flickr