Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Nanny and Poppy visit to help out followed Gran Jan and Pops. While Poppy was here he gave Ziva a new hat. A "fishin'" hat. From that moment Ziva had to go fishing even if she didn't know what it was. We tried to find a "real" place to take her fishing but the best we could do was the wanna-be lake (big pond) in our subdivision. Poppy and Ziva fished off the boat ramp and they actually caught three perch. I can't believe there were fish to catch. Even though Ziva wasn't a fan of holding the fish, she had a great time.
Teaching Ziva to Cast
Another Big Catch
Making her fish face.
We borrowed this idea from our friends, Chad and Kim Cate. They took weekly pictures of their daughter, Ashlen . They would take the picture with the same stuffed animal in almost the same position so that it showed Ashlen's growth. Then after a year they put all the pictures together in an ordered collage of sorts. It was really a neat project and came out nice. Jason wanted to do it with Eden and hopefully I can stay on top of things...now that I have two children, which by the way I still find very terrifying.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Eden had her first doctor visit when she was 4 days old. She checked out wonderfully! She had gained one ounce. She had dropped from 6lbs 11ozs to 6lbs 2ozs. Here she was 6lbs 3ozs. Everything else is awesome.
Dr. Stone and Eden
Doing a good job isn't she.
It is exciting to have two girls now. I never had a sister so I can't wait to watch Ziva and Eden grow up together. Ziva loves her little sister but still is learning, especially being gentle. Ziva's interest comes and goes. At first she seemed interested in her when Eden is sleeping. It's been two weeks now and Ziva is doing better with her. She wants to hold her a lot and help.
Eden (Hebrew for Delight) Faith Brown
April 13th, 2010, 7:37am
6lb, 11oz (just like her big sister)
19 inches (2.5inches shorter than Ziva)
Watching and Waiting
Snuggled and Warm
Everything went well with the Csection...as well as can be expected. We (Jason, Eden and me) spent three days in the hospital. Ziva spent that time with Pops and Gran Jan. That left us with some time to bond with Eden and spend some time in peace and quiet, before we headed home to the chaos of real life.
I know that as a grandparent you have many privileges because you have "paid your dues." You get to "spoil" the grandchildren as much as possible. That doesn't mean your actions will not only astound the parent but also leave the parent speechless. Take for example, Pops (Jason's father) eating peanut butter out of the jar, with his finger (we won't even talk about that) and then letting Ziva do the same. Gross! We still love them and appreciate all that they have and will do for us, but we do have to ask..."Really Pops? Really?"
Ziva had her first Icee snack (from her father). Not the best serving option for a two year old but gotta roll with the punches right? She really enjoyed it and to my delight it didn't stain her shirt. The only thing that really bothers me about this is that Jason says that she looks just like me in these pictures. What does that mean!?!