Friday, January 29, 2010

Month 20 and 21.....

I can't believe how big our little girl is getting! Everyday she does something new that makes her seems more and more like a little person instead of a baby... where did our baby go??

Zoey likes...
- doing it herself "do it self" she says ALL THE TIME!
- playing outside
- french fries, fruit, cookies, chicken nuggets, cheese
- books - especially 'fox in socks' 'spot' 'goodnight moon'
- talking on mom and dad's cell phones
- looking at the pictures on mom and dad's cell phones
- singing songs
- going to school, except the drop off part...
- tv - Sesame Street, Dora, Diego, Super Why and Nemo of course
- coloring
- taking mom and dad into her room
- playing with friends
- Asking where people are... there is a list of people she asks about all the time
- Talking on the phone with a select group of people
- anything to do with transportation, trains, buses, cars, trucks, tractors
- playing with/chasing the dogs
- dancing
- baths

Zoey can...
- say 3-4 word phrases
- say 'may i have some more _______ please?'
- throw a temper tantrum in 2.3 seconds
- change the settings on our cell phones in 5 seconds
- count to 13... she can say all the numbers in order, but can't stop counting objects
- say her ABC's.. sort of..
- recognize almost all of the letters in the alphabet
- sing a ton of songs, with hand motions- favorite is 'monkeys jumping on the bed' 'wheels on the bus' 'funny clown'
- say please and thank you when she wants and gets something
- sign about 20-25 words

Zoey doesn't like...
- being told no
- not getting her way
- leaving mom
- washing her hair out while in the bath... love the bath.. just not that part.
- not being able to do what Zoey wants
- veggies

This little girl amazes us each and every day! I am lucky to be her mom, and can't wait to see what she does tomorrow.. We love you baby girl!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Body Movin'...

Baby #2 made its self known last night with some pretty good movements!! Woohoo... that has to be the best feeling in the world! Can't wait to see the baby on Monday!

Learning to Ride a Bike...

Papa and Nana got Zoey a bike for Christmas... She loves it! BUT....

one day she will get it right and realize its more fun to actually sit on the bike...

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Amazing how 30 seconds can brighten your day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Carrier Monkey..

That would be Zoey! She is feeling better and now WE are feeling worse! ARG!!!

So officially Zoey is a carrier monkey for RSV!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What to do...

So I have been trying to find fun things for Zoey to do inside...

Mostly she looks like this...

This is what Finding Nemo does to my child...

Then I got a little creative... and made homemade play-doh...

I was pretty impressed with myself... completely edible, flavored with crystal light.

Zoey loved it! She needs to practice with play-doh since they use it all the time in her new 2-year old classroom (which is where she was for 9 days.. until she got sick)

Well we have been inside for 4 days! We did venture out twice once to the doctor and kohls and then once to target... I was going stir crazy! Other than that its been Digeo, Dora, Sesame Street, and Finding Nemo... at least once a day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Poor sick baby...

This was from Monday.. after 6 hours in the ER, 4 hours of sleep... finally a nap!

She is feeling a ton better now, but is still not completely better... that means more cuddle time with mom!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Zoey's First trip to the ER...

Yesterday afternoon just as I put zoey down for a nap, I updated Facebook with a status of "a lazy Sunday afternoon... i love it"... then God laughed in my face...

Zoey woke up coughing and crying because she threw up while trying to nap.. pregnancy and baby throw up.. not a good combo. She coughed pretty much the rest of the afternoon and had a low grade fever.

SO needless to say she didn't nap.. so at 8 we put her down in our bed, after another throwing up incident, and almost immediately fell asleep, after a couple of hours, she was still coughing, having trouble breathing, and spiked a fever of 102.5.

We called the Dr. and she said that 90% of what they are seeing is RSV. So we decided to be safe rather than sorry and take her to the ER. We got there at midnight, and left around 5:30 am! After a chest x-ray, they said she had RSV.

So now we are home for the week, she seems to feeling better.. hopefully she will be after a bottle of tylenol and some TLC.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Second Child Syndrome strikes early!

This kid is already suffering from second child syndrome.. you know the one where no one pays attention to the second child and there are no pictures or memorablia to speak of... (I know this occurs from personal experience... just look at my baby book)

I haven't kept up a very good baby log (although I am sure you were really upset)... but since this as much of a journal as I will ever have.. I need to make sure baby #2 gets equal representation. So here you go... (feel free to skip this post.. I promise more adorable pictures of Zoey in the next one)

This pregnancy has TOTALLY different than Zoey! I am 15 weeks thus far. Nausea definitely is playing a huge role! I am way more sick this time around, and still continuing! I feel sick if I don't eat every couple of hours, and I can't eat huge meals, so literally every couple of hours I have to eat something! Its crazy.

I feel like I am showing tons already, but am definitely still in the "Is she fat or pregnant?" stage... but no maternity clothes yet which is very exciting!!! On a similar note... I haven't gained any weight!! WOOHOO!! Hugely excited about that!

Other than that things are going well.. We find out February 1st what the baby is.. so stay tuned (and vote on the side)! Then we will start the baby name debate... any suggestions cause we are stumped???

Monday, January 4, 2010

You shouldn't ...

...laugh at your child when she puts a towel on her head and takes off running and then runs into a wall...

But I did!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas with the Mattes'

We had an AMAZING christmas this year! Zoey had sooo much fun and we LOVED watching her enjoy all the fun of Christmas!

We gave in a bit early and decided to let Zoey open a gift...

A little big for our house... but she loved it!

Christmas Morning! (After Grandma dropped of her presents)Unfortunately Grandmas was sick for Christmas so we skyped her in so she could watch Zoey open all her presents!

Zoey couldn't contain herself... and had to open her stocking!

The aftermath! This doesn't even include all of Zoey's presents...

Zoey LOVES her bike from Papa and Nana!

Gary and I really enjoy Zoey's basketball hoop!.. Zoey likes it too!

Christmas Dinner... Zoey's outfit from Grandma...

A cute one with her daddy!

All-in-all an amazing Christmas! Topped off with a week long visit to Tampa... details coming...