Monday, February 21, 2011

Zoe's Visitors

Shelli is our midwife. Well, she's actually our everything! She takes wonderful care of our whole family from before conception to way after birth. She answers texts, calls, emails and even questions when we see each other at church. She's a very caring, considerate friend of ours. I do not know what I would do without her never-ending support. Just like the shirt she's wearing in this picture says, "Midwives help people out".

Sydney came to see us in the hospital and showered us with gifts!!

Uncle Josh fought the snow storm to be the first uncle to hold Zoe.Grandma Zurawski arrived at the hospital with breakfast, flowers and lots of love for Zoe!

We love Grandma Lifferth!!! She took wonderful care of Clara from Tuesday thru Friday while I was in labor and in the hospital. Clara loves Grandma! Grandma brought Clara to the hospital to meet Zoe for the first time. It was such a sweet moment. Thanks Grandma!
Both Grandpa Zurawski and Lifferth visited Zoe in the hospital and held her for a long time. These grandpas love their grand-daughters!
Aunt Julie was in the delivery room when Zoe arrived. Julie helped me get through the really hard contractions at the end. Thanks Doula Julie!
Kristen visited Zoe and brought us some awesome food! Thanks Kristen!

Landon, Parker, Chris & Julie came to visit us the first night we were home from the hospital. They brought us dinner and gifts, which included adorable matching dresses for Clara & Zoe!!

We love Zoe!

I took a bunch of pictures of Clara & Zoe! Clara loves holding Zoe and she's pretty good at it. She likes to pat her on the back and rock her. It's really sweet to watch them together. It seems like Clara has grown up a bunch since Zoe was born.
Clara loves giving Zoe kisses!

Zoe winking at Clara ;-)
Daddy loves his girls!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Welcome Baby Zoe!

This is the last picture taken of me while I was pregnant with Baby Zoe. It was taken on Sunday, February 6th, 2011. On Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, I started having regular intense contractions. They lasted ALL DAY long! They didn't become unbearable until around 10PM Tuesday night. At 11:30Pm, we decided to go to the hospital. When we arrived at the hospital, I was dilated to 5 cm. By 2AM, I was at 7cm and decided if I had made it that long without any drugs, I could go all the way. At 3AM, my water broke. At 3:30am, I pushed once and little Zoe came flying out!

Zoe weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz and was 19.5 inches long. She came out screaming which was different than when Clara was born. She is perfect and beautiful!
Clara is so happy to be a big sister! Every time she sees Zoe, she says, "awwwwww".
I love our growing, little family.