Zoey’s First Year of Life

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Read posts from my daughter Zoey’s first year of life. Follow her through the past year as she grew from being a little itty newborn to a vivacious toddler:

  • Introducing Zoey Grace! zoey_announcement

    She’s here!!   I’m thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Zoey Grace!!   Zoey was born on October 31st, 2012 at 8:02am, weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 21 inches long.  Jeff and I are over the moon!!  Her name was chosen because “Zoey” means “life” and we feel that her precious life was ...

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  • Zoey’s 30 Days Old! zoey_30days4

      My baby turned 30 days old last Friday!!  Why is this important? One, somehow Jeff and I survived our first full month of parenting!!  Whew, we did it!   Two, in Taiwanese culture, making it to thirty days is a huge milestone and is cause for celebration!  For the Taiwanese and Chinese, thirty days marks ...

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  • A Zoey A Day – Daily Photos For the First Month 30-days-of-zoey

    Here’s an easy project for new moms.  When I was pregnant with Zoey, I had this ambitious plan to take a picture of her every day during her first month of life because I knew she would be changing daily and I wanted to document it all.  (And its true, I can’t believe the baby ...

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  • Zoey’s Three Months Old Today!! zoey_3months

        Today marks an important milestone in this new mommy’s eyes – Zoey is now three months old!  My heart is a little wistful because this means that my little baby pumpkin is no longer considered a “newborn” anymore and now graduated to “infant”!   She is growing so fast!  Everyday brings new changes and she ...

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  • 100 Days! hi_zoey3

    This baby girl is 100 days old today!! Zoey is wearing two shirts I made for her before she was born.  We were 90% sure of her name before we went to the hospital so I made her the “Hi! I’m Zoey” shirt a few days before I went into labor.  The “Hello, World!” shirt is ...

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  • Happy Chinese New Year! cny1

    Happy Chinese New Year to our Asian friends!!  Zoey got her first red envelope from her grandparents!  Lucky girl!! It took many many shots of this squirming baby to get a semi decent one. Here are a few cute outtakes:   Happy  Year of the Snake to you and your family!!!

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day! valentines_zoey

    Baby Zoey would like to say “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, friends!” Baby Zoey sent out a bunch of valentines to some of her best friends this year.  She especially wanted me to make sure that a handful of her baby boy friends all around the country got special cards in the mail: Yesterday, I was sharing how I ...

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  • Happy Easter!! Love, Zoey easter_zoey2

    Hello, friends!! Zoey would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! He is Risen!   Oh, and she turns 5 months old today!

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  • Boston, you’re my home, too. 66852_10100340967500204_133089652_n

    Boston – baby Zoey and I are cheering you on this week! Sending my former city lots of love, prayer and hugs.  You’re in our hearts. Go Beantown!

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  • Zoey’s 6 Months Old! 6month3

    We’ve made it to half a year!! Our sweet baby girl is now 6 months old! Our  little pumpkin continues to grow and flourish, much to our amazement.  I guess we are doing something right!  We just had our 6 month well baby checkup and Zoey now measures 25.5 inches long and 15.5 lbs.  She is ...

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  • Sleep Training Zoey: Our Biggest Project As Parents Thus Far sleep2

    Since a few readers asked last week how we managed to sleep train Zoey, I thought I’d write about our experience in hopes that it may encourage other sleep-deprived parents out there.  I am in no way an expert in this area, but I can share how Jeff and I managed it and what we ...

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  • Guess Who is 7 Months Old Now? 7months6

    This little princess of ours is now 7 months old! We spent the majority of the last month down in southern California awaiting and celebrating the arrival of Zoey’s first cousin!!  My twin sister gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Rylie Faith, 3 weeks ago and no one was more excited than I was.  Zoey, too! ...

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  • Zoey’s Baby Quilt zoeyquilt2 copy

      I never blogged about my labor story with Zoey.   I wrote on my due date that if I didn’t go into labor naturally, I would be induced the next day.  What I never shared on my blog is that it didn’t go quite as we planned (of course. does it ever?).  When I went ...

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  • 8 Months and Crawling! 8months2

    This little bug is now 8 months old!  And on the move!!  This past month was a big one developmentally for Zoey as she learned to sit up on her own  (we woke up one morning and found her just sitting in her crib with a proud/smug look on her face) and a few days ...

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  • 10 Months! 10months1

    Hey friends!! Sorry it’s been slow on this blog lately.  I’ve been taking it easy this summer, trying to “unplug” and enjoy my time with Zoey and Jeff.  Blogging has taken a back burner  and  my drive and creativity have pretty much left on vacation, too.   The past few months have been spent traveling, ...

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  • She’s 11 Months!! 11months3

      ….and time needs to stop right now!!!  My baby girl is growing up way too fast!!!   A lump is forming in my throat as I write this as I realize that we only got one month left of calling her our “baby”.  I’m already mourning the end of her infancy.  To all of you ...

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  • Happy 1st Birthday, Zoey! (And a letter to my daughter) Zoeycupcake1

    It’s Halloween!!  For most people, this day means fun costumes, trick-or-treating, candy and ghosts.  For me, it means that it’s my baby pumpkin’s birthday!   A letter to my daughter on her first birthday: My sweet Zoey Grace, It’s only been 365 days since you entered my world but you have managed to turn it upside down (in a ...

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  • Zoey’s 18 Month Update zoey_19months_4

        A year and a half!!   This post is a little late (Zoey is actually 19 months old now), but I wanted to document and share how she’s growing so fast!  I mourned a lot on this blog when my baby turned 1, but I have to say, I’m really loving this toddler stage.   Every ...

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