Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Zoe is sleeping next to me, so I thought I would try to write a quick post. The days seem to pass so much faster right now. We're so busy with Zoe - she eats about every 2 hours. She's up to 2 and a 1/2 ounces each feeding. She really likes to eat - she doesn't even want you to stop to burp her or to catch her breath. She sleeps anywhere from 2 hours to 4 hours (usually between 2 and 3, though.) She seems to be more awake at night; we have saying she's nocturnal!

She likes to lay on her quilts, both on her back and on her stomach for 'tummy time.' She moves around a lot - she kicks her legs quite a bit and is always stretching.

She's a really sweet baby - very laid back and really only gets fussy when she's hungry (or wet.) That's it. I keep trying to get a picture of her smiling, but so far I haven't had much luck. She's too fast for me!

Steve's mom came to visit us this past weekend, so that kept us busy. My parents and sisters have been over, too. We've had visits from our cousins and some friends. It's been really nice. Another cousin of mine is visiting tonight, too.

I've been emailing with Z, Zoe's birthmom, and it's been good to hear from her. Her caseworker called us on Friday and said that the court has the paperwork; we are just waiting for an actual court date.

So, that's pretty much everything. We're trying to get into a bit of a routine. I'm also working on a journal for Zoe; I'm writing about what it was like to be at the hospital and see her after she was born. I'm writing about bringing her home and what that's been like. I'll use it to write down the things she does as she grows, too.


Christine said...

I'm so glad to hear every thing's going well. Still thinking of you and praying for you daily, and Z also. How wonderful that you have so much communication with her.
I can't wait to see Zoe's pictures, I bet she's just absolutely beautiful!!

myhopefulheart said...

She's probably nocturnal because of all the owls you put in her room. LOL

Glad things are going well and I can't wait to see her picture.

Leah said...

So glad things are going well. I can't wait to see a picture of your little girl. :-D

Wendy said...

Thanks, everyone~

Myhopefulheart - you made me laugh so hard from that owls comment! I'll have to tell Steve that one. :)

Living Life Happy said...

Aw, so happy to see your update. Thanks for sharing! I cannot wait until the day we can see her pictures.

We may have a little hiccup in our adoption, which I am not sharing on our blog right now. We are just waiting to see what happens. "L" goes to court tomorrow, hopefully, and we will go from there. I may or may not be there. Our lawyer wanted me to come, but "L" never wanted to meet so we are just waiting to see what "L" says to our lawyer or her husband does as we are having trouble getting in touch with "L". We have about 6 more weeks. I may be totally crazy by then!!

Keep sharing about your daughter. We love it!

LL said...

That is a wonderful idea about keeping a journal for Zoe. Looking forward to finally seeing a pic of your daughter!

Love the flowers in your header!

JC said...

Oh that's so sweet! I teared up reading it, what a special thing to write a journal for her.

E said...

I've been thinking about you...glad to see your post. Sounds like things are going well! The journal is a wonderful idea. I'm sure it will be something she will love to read when she gets older.

enjoy, mama!

Lost in Space said...

As always you are so thoughtful, Wendy. A journal for Zoe is an incredible gift.

So nighttime is Miss Zoe's party time, huh? I hope you are able to get some sleep too here and there. (-;

Amber said...

Glad things are going well, how exciting!