Friday, May 30, 2008

Brother and Sister...

I was putting away the groceries and Zoey started to cry... when I walked over to see what was wrong... this is what I saw... how cute is that...


This we did.. but he actually sat there for a period of time without moving and bothering her....

Our Lil' Soccer Star... sort of..

The training has already started...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One month...

I can not believe that a month has gone by sine Zoey was born! She has changed soo much in the past month...
- She is recognizing voices, especially her daddy's
- She is starting to smile as a reaction not just gas
- She is holding her head up... and is very strong when she kicks
- She has gained over a pound and is probably close to nine pounds
- She is starting to get into a routine
- She is sleeping more than 3 hours at night.. sometimes even four!
- She is getting cuter by the minute
- She is the best thing that has ever happened and I can't believe that we made such an amazing little girl!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Shake yo booty...

This is now how we amuse ourselves...Sorry you have to turn your head to watch..
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Parental Visitors...

This weekend we had my dad, step-mom, and little brother Steve come up and visit and meet Zoey! It was so much fun to have them here with Zoey and even better that they took her at night so Gary and I could sleep for more than 2 hours at a time! It was also Zoey's first time at the beach.. and though she slept through the entire experience.. I know she loved it! We loved having them visit and can't wait until they come back! Zoey misses her Papa and Nana already!

Papa and Zoey spending quality time together!

Beach Baby! Soo cute!

Family at the beach.. don't you want to come and visit!

Zoey and her "favorite" uncle Steve...(cause he's the only uncle she has met..) Sorry Paul and Brett!

Birthday Celebrations!

On Thursday we had some people over to celebrate Gary's birthday and play some Wii... Gary's parents came over and we introduced them to the Wii... ENJOY!
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today is my daddy's birthday! I am so lucky to have the best daddy in the whole world! I am definitely his little girl and I have him wrapped around my lil' finger! I can't wait until I am bigger and can get whatever I want! I love you daddy! Happy Birthday!



Zoey had her two-week check-up today and she is 8lbs 3oz and is 21 inches. Man she is growing like a weed...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

2 week old tummy time....

I can't believe she is two weeks old... time is seriously flying by... i think it must be the lack of sleep!
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(sorry its so dark..)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Moms live for this....

4 generations of women in my family...


Brotherly love..


The reason i love being a mom...



Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One week old...

Zoey is now one week old.. and its crazy to think that time is already flying by.. my mom and grandmother have been here to help out .. and they have been amazing..it has been nice not to worry about food, laundry, cleaning, or any other household duties... Zoey had her orthopedic appointment yesterday and the doctor gave her a clean bill of health.. her pediatrician also said that she was happy and healthy.. once again confirming that she is PERFECT... was there ever any doubt??

Mohawk baby!


Happy as ever!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Obsession...

Some new pictures for you.....
On the way home from the hospital.. I think I overestimated the size of my child!


First Bath.. the second one went much better!




Our lil' soccer star...


Dad is getting the hang of this...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

only my brother...

after sending pics to family and friends... only my brother paul would come up with this....

Saturday, May 3, 2008

At Last....

3 days late and 21 hours of labor... Zoey Elizabeth Mattes decided to make her appearance on April 29th! Here is the basic run down of events....

Monday- April 28th
9:30 pm - Gary and I was watching television eagerly awaiting midnight so that we can head to the hospitalto start my induction... when whoosh.. my water breaks! I tell gary that he might want to shower now instead of later since my water just broke.. to which he responds "you're kidding right?!?!?"

10:15 pm - Gary and I are off to the hospital and of course hit EVERY red light and get behind the ONE guy who drive 10 MPH UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT! needless to say we arrived safely.. thank goodness it wasn't an emergency

11:00pm - Im getting settled into my room, IV's meds all that good stuff.. only problem is I wasn't feeling any contractions! still 1 centimeter dialted!

11:30pm - Our friends Jenn and Hayden come by to help pass the time with us!

1:00am - Walk #1 - around the hospital floor, around labor and delivery, the children's hospital... everywhere! Gary found the "game room" in the children's hospital and we "borrow" scrabble.. to pass some time!

3:00am - Walk #2 - same route as last time... however we return scrabble and "borrow" trivial pursuit...

5:00am - Pitocin has begun... still not feeling contractions.. still only 1 centimeter dialted Trivial pursuit is too hard and we are never going to win so we call it a night.

7:00 - 9:00am - THE WORST TWO HOURS OF MY LIFE!!! Full blown contrations! i don't think i spoke one word for the entire two hours except to ask my doctor for an epidural!!!! 3 centimeters dialted.... (only 3 after 12 hours! i was soooo pissed)Seriously how and why do people do this without drugs... are you sick?? who wants to be in that much pain!

9:30am - Drug doctor finally comes! I love this man.. the only problem now is I can't feel my legs.. hmmm

10:00am - 2:00pm - sleeping on-and-off...

3:00 - 5:00pm - No pain whatsoever! contractions are getting stronger.. or so they told me... 9-10 centimeters! I begin thinking how am i going to push if i can't feel anything..

5:30pm - Doctor shows up.. start pushing!!! Couldn't feel if i was actually pushing or not!

6:00pm - Im SOOOOOOOOOOOO tired! Doctor uses a vacuum...
.... two pushes and 13 mnutes later.....

ZOEY ELIZABETH MATTES IS BORN!!!! woohoo!

Thank you for all the love and phone calls! We really appreciate them! She is the best thing in the world! and can not imagine life without her!