4 April 2013

11 months of Zoey

I can't believe that this is the last post before Zoey is 1 whole year old. With just 2 and a half weeks until the big day (yes, this post is super late) I am so excited to experience toddler-hood and this ever-changing angel of mine.

Weight: Just over 17lbs

Height: I'll have to get back to you on that! (again)

Clothing size: We're fully in 9 month clothing (except some 6 month pants) and I'm just dying to finally rotate her wardrobe and pull out some cute Spring outfits.

Diaper size: Size 3

Feeding: Her eating habits are finally getting better. She is still a fussy eater who refuses to finish a 6oz bottle, but we tried some new foods this month including blueberries and pancakes.

Sleep: She is still waking up at night (1 or 2 times) and we have not started sleep training (again!) yet, but as long as her eating habits keep up we will probably try sleep training again next month.

Milestones: Dancing with style (I think she has inherited her Dad's spanish rhythem) and she can stand all by herself without having to hold onto anything. The race is on to see if she will walk before her first birthday.

Loves: Her bunny she got for Easter, animals of any kind - even videos of them, Toy Story (she squeels in excitement as soon as she hears the theme song come on).

Dislikes: Having to stay still for too long.

Adventures: Zoey got a brand new baby cousin who went went to go visit in the hospital.

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: Coffee!

7 March 2013

10 months of Zoey

Weight: 16lbs (the same as last month since she is so mobile now and refused to eat while teething)

Height: I'll have to get back to you on that!

Clothing size: She's in mostly 6 or 9 months clothing.

Diaper size: Size 3

Feeding: Oh boy! This little girl has been giving mommy grey hairs. She is pretty fussy when it comes to food. She cut 2 teeth this month and really did not want to eat a thing. We introduced some meats, but she quickly decided that it was not for her. (We will introduce them again at a later stage.) She LOVES yogurt and is now almost living off the stuff. The doctor says that she is probably just not a fan of baby food and will do well once she can feed herself. 

Sleep: While going through the traumatic teething event Zoey forgot how to sleep through the night. UGH! But I don't mind because it allows me to give her another 1 or 2 bottles in the night.

Milestones: Of course her 2 new bottom teeth. She said "MAMA" although her very favorite word is still "DADA". She loves giving kisses to her stuffed rabbit, waves and shakes her head in both directions. 

Loves: Her "nite-nite worm", feeding herself, animals or any shape or form, shaking her head to music.

Dislikes: Keeping still while she is getting changed, having anything she is playing with taken away.

Adventures: We visited FAO Schwarz for the first time (hard to resist not buying EVERYTHING), Zoey had her first Valentines Day (even though it was a little uneventful). It's been a very chilly & cold month so we have mostly been stuck inside. Bring on Summer!

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: It's been a rough month with the teething so we have definitely been relying on each other for support. 

14 February 2013

Struck by Cupid - shop coupon inside!

I hope your day was filled with love and happiness.

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28 January 2013

8 & 9 months of Zoey

 As a part-time working, Etsy store owning, full-time mom; life can get crazy. There are just never enough hours in the day which most often leads to Blog neglecting. But here I am to catch up on the last couple of months Zoey.
Zoey at 8 months old
We had a great festive season as Zoey turned 8 months old on Christmas Eve. She really thrived with all the attention she got from her Aunty and Granny from South Africa and founded her new favourite activity of gift wrapping ripping!

Weight: 16lbs 

Height: around 23 or 24 inches 

Clothing size: She is a little thing and still fits into 6 month clothing and even some 3 month pants at a push. 9 month stuff is pretty loose on her.

Diaper size: Size 3

Feeding: Zoey has never been a big eater, I was a little worried at first but she has really come to love her fruits and veggies (except carrots!) and especially loves yogurt! She's drinking 4-6oz bottles and pushes the bottle away with disgust if she is not in the mood. (oh boy!) I've started giving her little puffs and freeze dried yogurt drops to try and hopefully we'll get around to introducing some meat in the next couple of weeks.
Sleep: MIRACLE! At 8 and a half months, Zoey finally slept through the night. We moved her from the pack and play next to our bed into her own room (which joins onto ours) in her "big girl crib". The first night in her crib she woke up once, I let her cry for 5 mins, and then she proceeded to shock us by sleeping in until 9:30am! After almost 9 months of complete sleep deprivation I am finally starting to feel more "human" now that she is sleeping from around 7pm to 7am. Zoey still gets up from time to time but can sooth herself back to sleep a lot easier.
Milestones: We had some BIG ONES over the past couple of months! Zoey graduated from the "Army crawl" to a proper "hands & knees crawl" and is now wizzing around the house. She pulls herself up to stand on EVERYTHING which has led to a lot more baby proofing around the house. Clapping hands and Sleeping through the night, finally!
Loves: Sleeping in her big-girl crib with her "nite-nite worm" cuddly caterpillar, yogurt, ripping paper like the incredible Hulk, chasing the ferrets around the house, being tickled and roughhousing with Daddy.

Dislikes: Carrots, sitting still.
Adventures: Zoey celebrated her first Christmas and we spent New Years up in Vermont at a ski condo. We did a few trips into NYC to visit the Rockefeller Tree, Store windows on 5th Ave, The Intrepid & The Cloisters.
Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: The "nite-nite" worm, family members helping out with babysitting and Zoey finally sleeping through the night (yay for non-interrupted sleep FINALLY!)

4 January 2013

Introducing The Valentine's Day Collection

I have been working really hard and am super excited to debut my very first Valentine's Day collection on Etsy. You can check it out HERE!

26 December 2012

Meeting Santa!

2 days before Christmas, Zoey got to meet Santa for the first time. It did not go well.
Don't let this picture fool you, you see that bit of blue that she is sitting on? Thats my leg and the only way we were getting a picture of a non-screaming baby. STRANGER DANGER! Zoey knows better then to be sitting on some bearded old fella's lap.