Swinging all by herself...she's even holding on to the chains!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Swinging all by herself...she's even holding on to the chains!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Weight: 15 lbs, 4 oz (45th percentile)
Length: 26 3/4 inches (90th percentile)
Head: 42 1/2 cm (50th percentile)
Still long and lean, but she's catching up in the weight department! The doctor gave the green light to start introducing any foods we want, so we may see that weight go up even more in the next few months! Ziva also got two shots, but they were the last ones for six months (hooray!)
Here are a few pictures from our world this week...
Ziva did her first art project at school this week....painting with pudding!
Miss Stephanie and Miss Angie decorated with a "Charlotte's Web" theme, and since Charlotte calls Wilber "radiant," they put it on the wall just for Ziva, since her name means "radiant"!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Some new things in Ziva's world just in the few days she was gone: sitting up by herself, super-speedy crawling (she's so funny when she crawls - she picks her arms up really high in the air, more like she's swimming), another tooth about to come through, and getting better at pulling up. This Friday is her 6 month check up, so we'll be sure to report any interesting facts from that visit. I'll just be glad to take her to the doctor for a reason other than being sick!
I don't have any good pictures from Florida...Vince took our camera, but everyone ended up taking pictures on their own cameras, so I'll have to have everyone email me their pictures, and hopefully I can post some soon. Vince took Ziva in the pool for the first time, and I hear that Selena got a really good shot of that. So more to come soon!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The one thing I love the most about my marriage is Vince! If I had any other husband, my marriage wouldn't be what it is, and I love it just the way it is. It's so amazing to see how perfect for each other Vince and I are...we see eye to eye on so much - how we spend our time, our beliefs, parenting, what we think is funny, how to spend money, how to decorate our home, choosing friends, getting along with family...having someone to live life with is such a wonderful thing! It's great being part of a team (even though if we ever go on Amazing Race, we will not be on the same team!), knowing that at least one person in the world always has my back and will support me no matter what.
Another thing I love about marriage is all the spiritual lessons I learn from Vince and through the circumstances of our daily lives. There are times when I may not understand a decision he makes or why something happens, but when I trust him, and trust God in him, it becomes clear, and I'm reminded that God works the same way...I may not always understand what's happening, but there is a good, thoughtful reason behind it, just like in Vince's choices.
I also love getting to take care of people. My aunt once called me a "domestic goddess," and while I am far, far from anything close to a goddess in anything, I do love all that comes with being a wife, mom, and homemaker. Sure, it's hard work, but I love knowing that what I do is important to the people in my family, whether it seems important in the big picture or not. Cooking and cleaning are just so much more satisfying when you're doing them for someone else.
And finally (since there's more to love than room on the blog!), I love the hope of our future. We know that God called us to be together, and I believe He has a big reason for that. Ziva is a part of that, and the other children we will hopefully one day have; but beyond that, we have yet to discover all the wonderful things He has in store for us. We've only been married a little over a year, and already God has done some big things in our life. I know He has a lifetime of big things for us, and it is so exciting to dream about and look forward to those things, wondering how God is going to use us for His kingdom. I love that God gave me a husband who shares the same heart for youth and ministry that I do, and I'm excited to spend a lifetime with him, loving each other and loving other people together. I hope that Andrew and Chrissy find as much blessing in their new marriage as Vince and I have in ours!
So far, everyone is having a blast with our little peanut. She is crawling all over the house chasing Sachi (Selena's dog) and talking up a storm. I tried to talk to her on the phone, but she's usually more interested in the phone itself than who's on the other end. I did hear a good, loud squawk in the background, so I know she's having fun. They've promised to take lots of pictures, so when Vince and Ziva get back I'll put them up. So now I guess I'll go find something to do....how weird.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
That's right, Ziva is pulling her little self up to stand. She's very wobbly, but she is doing it. Today we'll have to lower her mattress so she doesn't topple out of her crib. Yesterday was the first day she did it, and she seems to do best pulling up from Vince's or my legs when we're laying on our side in front of her. But she's also reaching for the bookshelf, coffee table, TV stand, couch, and of course, that crib rail! I'll try to get some pictures of her in action and get them up soon.
Milestone #2: Flight.
Okay, so our daughter is not Wonder Woman....she won't be flying that way. But she will be flying to Florida this Thursday with Vince when he goes for Andrew's wedding. I'm a teeny bit nervous, but mainly for Vince if Ziva is fussy on the flight....I wouldn't want to go through that alone. But we're preparing everything we can to keep her happy, comfy, and healthy, and we're praying a lot! If you're a praying person, pray for us that all the flights are on time, especially connections, that the weather is beautiful (no hurricanes!) and the flight is smooth, that Ziva doesn't cry much on the flight, that her ears don't hurt her, that she'll be able to sleep and eat enough, that Vince will be cool, calm, and collected in keeping up with Ziva and all of her stuff, that they just happen to have an empty seat next to them for comfort's sake!, that all the people around them on the plane are good sports and love babies, that Ziva has a super fun time with her Florida family, that Vince has a blast with his friends and family, and that Drew and Chrissy's wedding is special and just what they wanted. Oh yes, and please pray for Vince and Ziva's health....I'm recovering from a week long cold (one of the perks of being a teacher...) and I don't want either of them to get sick this week!
We should have lots of pictures to post after the trip, so be on the lookout for those, and many more milestones to come!
Monday, September 8, 2008
This weekend Ziva played peek-a-boo with Daddy and had lots of fun laughing. Her sickness from last week is totally gone, but now we're dealing with a cold. Poor baby. But she's still having fun! I think you'll laugh with her!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Ziva's favorite position (do we have a future Longhorns fan?!)
Reading a book a little more on her level
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Oh yeah, and Ziva has been a real trooper. She has a nasty diaper rash that bothers her some, but overall she has remained her playful, cheerful self. What a joy!