Friday, April 25, 2008

Superheroes come in small packages

How cute is this little one? Our first few days with Haven were filled with outfits that lasted all day. Now, we're lucky to make it through a feeding without a disaster (most of which are my causing mind you...) Haven has given "where there's a will there's a way" a whole new meaning. I think a successful day in her mind must be changing her outfit three times and my shirt four. :)

I couldn't help but snap this pic of her bib turned into cape. Lookout bad guys-- this superhero is fierce! Her special power you ask? It's all in the diaper...


Catching Up

I'm still trying to figure out how to post and remember my password, etc on a couple hours of sleep. :) Sorry it's been a while so here's some catching up! Haven turned a month old on the 15th. i can't believe it's only been a month-- we laugh that we can't remember life before her. This is Jon holding her on the 15th-- don't mind the basket of laundry in the background...

We LOVE getting to know this little one and all her ins and outs. Haven is a cuddler (yea!) and loves to be held tight, snuggle to your neck, be touching you at all times (this makes putting her in her crib at night quite the treat...if you've got suggestions, let's hear them!). She's rolling over all the time now and we find her in all sorts of strange poses when we check on her sleeping. Haven's a girl that likes change. I think she's got an internal timer that tells her only 5 minutes at a time in the swing before she moves to the bouncer before she moves to the bassinet before she moves to the sling before she lays out on the couch.... :) She's a thumb/middle finger/ arm/ your chin/ anything she can get a hold of - sucker but isn't a huge fan of pacifiers. Her favorite room of the house is our bathroom. When we can't figure out how to soothe her, we'll flush the toilet a couple times and run the sink--
 magical. :) An Olympic swimmer in the making? This past week has marked a lot of transition with much more talking, lots more napping, less night sleeping (yikes!), and great big smiles!!! Jon and I must look like total idiots dancing around the room with exaggerated faces and high pitched voices hoping to get one more little smirk out of our Zilabug.

I love the mommy thing. It's been an adjustment to say the least, but I definitely feel like I've found the career path that I've been dreaming of.  I keep telling Jon I'm ready to start the paper process again, but for now it's just the three of us plus Beau. Beau's adjusted beautifully too.
 He's very cautious/ protective of her, wants attention when she's getting it all, and cries when she cries. He loves to go out with the stroller for walks-- we look like a little Zila parade, with Haven out in front! I don't think Haven knows what to think of him yet; I'm not sure she realizes he's there.

Our church family have been too kind and prepared dinner for us-- such a blessing! Here's pictures of two of our friends holding Haven on a visit. They were so funny and kept 'complimenting' Haven on her cuteness--" She's so little! She has chicken legs!" "Look mom! Her fingers look like little worms--sooo cute!"

Love it. -Jen

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Haven's First Dr. Visit

Today Haven had her first doctor visit which couldn'thave gone any better. She's a very healthy 8 pounds 9ounces and has grown a 1/2 inch since birth. We weretaken back to the exam room where the nurse asked meto undress her while she stepped out but would quickly return.

"Everything?" I ask.

"Yes, not even a diaper." She replies.

Does anyone see where this is going? Haven is a sweetgirl of habit. She's got herself on a great littleeating routine, sleeps on the same pattern nightly,but also tee-tees absolutely every time she's'exposed'.

What mom leaves her naked, tiny baby alone on theexamine table to freeze until the nurses return?Surely, she won't 'go' here, at the doctor's office.Just to be sure though, I give her plenty of time togo in the opened diaper before I scoop her up to keepher warm and safe.

You guessed it--me, the table, and the floor gotsoaked. But the goodness of Haven doesn't end there,why hide her gift under a bushel when she could showher skills to the nurse on the scale AND the doctorduring the exam!! We definitely got our money's worthout of the butcher-paper-stuff they stretch out on theexam table. :)

Friday, April 04, 2008

TGIF again

Well its Friday again. Sorry for the delay in between posts.

I will update you from them, and give you a few pictures too!

So I have been back in New Jersey for a couple days, and am desperately waiting for my girls to get back. I had to get back to work, as I am starting a new position with Yahoo! I was in Orlando, Monday and Tuesday and back to NJ for the rest of the week. It is been a hard week,but I am hopeful to see my girls soon.

On the southern front Jen and HAven are doing great! Haven has jumped from 2 ounces to 3 ounces per meal. Its funny the things that are milestones at this age :)

Jen said she is still sleeping good, and is already growing. Cells are a multiplying!!

They do have the camera with them, so these pictures are from last weekend.

I hope you enjoy! More to come.