Tuesday, September 30, 2008

five months...

Yup our sweet baby girl is five whole months old... and over this past month I must say i think she has gone past little... she is getting far to big...

Milestones:
- full belly laughs
- complete rolls, left and right
- 2 (yes two! we discovered the other one on Monday) teeth
- beginning to scoot around
- says "dada"
- babbles tons of other baby words
- reaches out for anything in her vision
- almost sitting up by herself
- fruits and veggies with cereal

Likes:
- All fruits and veggies; especially bananas
- her daddy!
- bouncing in her bouncer
- talking to anyone
- when mom, dad, or grandma comes and picks her up from daycare
- her puppies
- rubbing her forehead when she is trying to sleep
- playing with her toys on the blanket
- tv

dislikes:
- getting teeth

Saturday, September 27, 2008

... you be the judge...

Sounds like "dada" to me...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

TOOTH!

Zoey is cutting her first tooth.. thankfully she has not been fussy at all.. she was fussy on Saturday night and kept sucking her bottom lip.. after we all guessed Gary finally suggested that it might be a tooth.. we gave her some motrin and she was all better.. we finally felt the tooth on sunday.. but other than saturday that has been the only amount of fussiness she has had.... she is an amazing baby!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I think we are in for it...

I know all parents think that their child is "special" or "advanced" and of course I think Zoey is the greatest kid ever.. i'm biased... but i think we are going to be in for it in the near future.. especially with this kind of motion going on... yesterday Gary put her on her tummy while he went into the kitchen.. and when he returned she had "scooted" herself under the coffee table.. and this was tonight...

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She moves all over her little blanket.. going in circles, back and forth.. all over! And can roll from tummy to back and back to tummy... so Zoey is advanced.. even if I am biased...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Per Request...

Warning this post includes no new events or happenings in the Mattes household.. it is simply fulfilling the requests of grandparents to see more of their only grandchild...

Just a cute girl after waking up... she is trying sooo hard to sit-up.. but only ends up falling over....


Zoey LOVES her daddy... she immediately smiles when she hears his voice!


This is the only new thing Zoey has been doing.. she arches her back A LOT! when she is sitting in her bumbo seat or if we are just holding her in our laps...
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Papa sent us this picture... love the dedication.. and showing of Zoey's roots! One of Papa's Cuban friends gave him this cycling shirt...combining papa's two loves, cycling and Zoey!

ps- Abuelo is grandfather in spanish...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A little rewind...

For the first two weeks that Gary and I worked Zoey got to spend some time with Grandma and a few other visitors...

Mark it down in history, Judge Judy(JuJu to Zoey) is actually feeding a baby...


Mom, Judge Judy, Zoey, Alex, and Sam...


Aunt Geri, Zoey, and PopPop..


Back in present day... Zoey went for her 4 month appointment this week.. and weighs in at 16lbs. 4oz. and is 24.5 inches long! She had four shots.. but was a trooper through them.. the worst part for her was when she has to be held down... but she is growing like a weed.. and we are enjoying every second of it...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Zoey update...

Zoey had a pretty amazing week...
She is rolling over quite a bit.. and now sleeps on her tummy...


She is learning to play poker with her dad...


She is eating veggies.. and is loving them...

apparently we aren't feeding her enough of them, since she ate some off of the bumbo!


She is ready for football season.. cheering for her favorite teams..
"It's great to be a Florida Gator..."

"Fly Eagles Fly..."

*Zoey cheers for BYU and the Bucs.. but dont have any outfits to show her outward support...

She goes for her 4 month check-up tomorrow... which means shots... poor girl...

Monday, September 1, 2008

A short family visit on a long weekend...

Too many visitors! Kimber, TJ, Alex, and Sam came into town on Thursday, and then My mom and sister came into town to basically stare at the baby.. it was great to have them here even if it was only for a short while...My sister had a little photo shoot with Zoey yesterday.. and got some amazing pictures which I will post later... mostly it was nice to have some family in town to help out, since Gary was in Atlanta for his fantasy football draft..

Abuela and Zoey


Aunt Jessica


Our little family (minus the dogs) Sadly this is only the second picture of the three of us, since she was born... we really need to take more...

(don't you love that pose... she is hilarious)

now we are enjoying our rainy day off.. thanks gustav.. we were hoping the hurricane would stall for another day or so to get a day off of school... oh well!