Monday, February 23, 2009

Nana Leaving Today

Today Nana Donna is leaving to go back home to Oregon. She was such a big help to have around while we were all waiting for Zoe to show up and to help out with the first few days of figuring out what to do with a baby. We'll be dropping her off at the airport, spinning around to another terminal, and picking up Grandpa Bill and Grandma Mary.

Here are the two Nana's right after Zoe's birth. It was an amazing moment to have both of them there in the room with us as she popped out into the world.

Nana Donna....

Nana Debbie....

Visitors For Zoe

Yesterday Zoe had her first visitors come over to say hi. Ryan, Nate, Elizabeth, John, Candace, Jason and little baby Emma all stopped by to introduce themselves. Unfortunately Zoe was much more interested in sleeping and eating--not that I blame her, those are two of my favorite things as well. And while Zoe was sleeping Emma was stealing the show with all of her 4 month old cuteness. It was a fun, but exhausting day for Zoe.

Is that Ryan sporting his log lady pose with Zoe? Perfect. Ryan ended up being our DJ and spinning the vinyl all afternoon.

I think Nate was bit terrified of Zoe. But Zoe was totally into Nate. Actually I think Zoe started crying immediately after I took this shot. Sorry Nate.

Our neighbors Elizabeth and John were nice enough to stop by for the visit. John is an amazing chef at a local Brooklyn restaurant and brought us premade lazagna dinners. Mmmmm. I can't wait to break into those. Thanks John!

Jason (Emma's daddy) is an old pro at this by now. Perfect arm cradle position. I'm going to have to pick up a few pointers from him.

Zoe posing with the Kirsten Mom, the Candace Mom, and her new BFF Emma.

Here is Emma stealing the show from Zoe. You are awesome Emma.

Babies babies babies. Babies everywhere and a fun day for Zoe. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Finger Toes

I just discovered Zoe has old lady finger toes.

When I visited uncle Bob in Colorado right after Alex was born he told me that he and Julie would stare at Alex for hours. They called it BabyTV. I thought he had lost his marbles, but now I understand.

Holey Moley She Is Here At Last!

So the little baby deetz finally arrived. And we decided on a name, Zoe Renee Deetz. Her arrival time was February 18 at noon, she weighed 8lbs. 3oz., and was 22.5" long. She's pretty awesome.

Everything went swimmingly and Kirsten did the whole birth au natural in nine hours. She's a champion. It is still a lot to take in--there aren't many life changing moments, but this is definately one of them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


So we finally completed a belly casting without plastering anyone to the wall or floor. What a difference a kit makes. The one we used is technically called a belly imprint. One cloth sheet covered in a plaster mixture made for a really beautiful shape. It dried in no time and was a snap to hang. I haven't decided whether I will paint it or not. There are certainly other things occupying the mind at the moment.