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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lots to update...

But for now here's a little video of our sweet son...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Made in China

Apparently their spell check was broken...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nicole Rogers Photography

She's coming to Bham on Friday and we're having a baby photo shoot with her!
I met her at a friend's wedding and she's one of the most talented photographers that I've seen. Not to mention her sweet nature and great personality!
I can't wait to see the pics she takes!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Month Already?

Wow - I can't believe it's been a month (and a day) since Walker was born!
Things are going great on the home front. The greatest challenge lately has been nursing. He nurses great at night only up once between 9pm & 7am - but during the day is another story - so I have been switching back and forth between me and the bottle just to give it a try.

My sweet friend Dana came to visit last Wednesday through Friday! I have known her since...
Michele (left) Dana (right)

While she was here she taught me a few things, like how to:
  • use baby powder on the booty
  • saline and syringe the little nose
  • use the diaper genie instead of making 14 trips to the trash can
We had a blast. Laughed a ton - and stayed up way too late! She left her 2 girls at home with the hubby (everyone survived) and drove over from GA with one bun in the oven (3rd girl due Christmas Eve)

I don't think I've ever appreciated good friends as much as I do now. Since Walker arrived I have seen people really pour out to support us, calling to check in, bringing meals, and just offering to come over and hold him, do a load of laundry and even clean the kitchen. Not that it's all about "doing" things, but it truly has been a blessing! Not sure if I'll ever get to all the thank you notes - guess I could be doing that now huh?

Hopefully it won't be so long between posts...I think we're getting the hang of this!
Much love
M

Friday, September 4, 2009

According to my calculations...

this little burrito weight 10lbs 6oz today. I told Aaron at this rate he will weigh 20lbs in like 5 weeks...not likely but that would be crazy!
Last night I re-attempted the swaddle with this MiracleBlanket and it worked very well. Walker had his best night's sleep so far - with his feeding spaced out at least 4 hours. Whew - do I feel rested or what!

I have already shared Walker's Birth story - but here's the version that our Doula provided for us. It's from Walker's perspective - and I thought it was pretty cute. Hope you enjoy!

Birthday of Walker Monroe Zakeri


Thursday August 13th – 14th Mommy labored all night and received lots of back rubs from Daddy!

5:18am: Daddy called Jody Swank (our doula) and told her that they were having lots of contractions and probably heading to the hospital in a couple of hours.

Around 9:30am: Mommy and Daddy arrive at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. They are definitely STAYING because I am on my way! We are giving room #____.


11:15am: Doctor visits. Mommy is at 4cm and 90% effaced. I am at -1 Station!

11:50am – 1:05pm: Mommy did GREAT! She had really hard contractions and was so strong! She walked around the halls a little. She let Daddy take such good care of her! I knew from their voices how much they love each other!!


Mommy spent a lot of time sitting on a Birth Ball! Fun!! Daddy spent a lot of energy rubbing her back to help her through!! Mommy ate lots of ICE!!


1:10pm: Mommy is REALLY moving quickly…her contractions are really hard!

Nurse Imogene decides to check her. She is at 5cm !


1:10 – 1:55: The nurse helps Mommy kneel on the bed to ease some of her pain. Sweet Daddy keeps rubbing her back and telling her she is doing GREAT!


So many visitors came to show their love for my parents! Mommy’s mom, grandmother and neighbor! Some friends from Daddy’s work came too! Mommy got sooo hot~her mom, grandmother and doula kept her cool by fanning her!! Daddy’s mom came for a visit after driving all morning!!


2:00pm: I have the hiccups!!!! Haha


2:05pm: Nurse, Imogene, says it looks as though Mommy is in “TRANSITION”…wow!! She starts preparing all the baby supplies in the room!

2:45pm: Nurse checks mommy….wow! 7-8 cm and all of the sudden….no more water!!!! Mommy’s water breaks!!! Yippee…..I’m coming!


3:00pm: Nurse check….mommy is still at 8cm…..

3:15pm: Mommy sits up for a while trying to “get me down!”

3:35pm: Mommy feels lots of pressure!

3:45pm: Dr. visits mommy and says she’s doing great . . . let’s keep waiting!

3:50pm: Mommy moves back to ball….Daddy continues coaching!

4:15pm: Contractions just aren’t coming….Mommy and Daddy decide to

Try to get things moving with pitocin and ask for an epidural…..


4:30pm: Mommy sighs…..what relief…..let’s text our friends and tell them the exciting news: WALKER IS COMING TODAY!!!!

Daddy’s father joined Mommy & Daddy for a visit! The room now fills with friends and family….anticipating my arrival. Mommy shows them all my cute new clothes!!

5:20pm: No contractions…..no pain….no change in Mommy!! I’m hanging out pretty high in here! Just waiting!!


6:20pm: Doctor talks to Mommy and Daddy about my arrival!! They decide that I will arrive in the world through a c-section!!! I’m coming soon!!!!!


Mommy and Daddy get “all dressed” up to meet me!

The halls & waitrooms fill with anticipation at my arrival!!


AT 7:13pm 8lb 13oz WOW! I arrived in a room filled with awe and LOVE!!!

I meet my MOMMY & DADDY! WHAT A MOMENT!!!

I am the most blessed little boy in the whole world!!!


Thank you MOMMY & DADDY for taking such good care of me for the last 9 months!!! I can’t wait to spend my life with you!!

Walker Monroe Zakeri



Thursday, September 3, 2009

Danielle...this one's for you

Since you called me out and announced that you were "bored with my blog" this post of for you.
I am posting instead of...
showering
eating breakfast
shaving my legs
going for a walk
putting away laundry
and a few other things

Life at the Zakeri household is going well...we're adjusting to a little less sleep but are more in love than ever with our little Walker. He's getting more rolls each day - bigger cheeks and chunky thighs. I could just eat him up and kiss him all over! I just think he's such a DOLL and handsome like his daddy!

Tomorrow he'll be 3 weeks old - an
d like they warned me...the time really does fly by. Aaron went back to work this week - that was sad because I just loved having the extra time with him, but he's been making it home for lunch which is such a nice treat. Walker and I are still quarantined because of the swine flu...the pediatrician recommended that we not get out around school kids, church, or crowded public places for a few more weeks. I think I'm going to go ahead and get the ergo carrier so that we can make it out and about a little more...I've been waiting on the deal of the century...but I don't think it exists!
until next time...
M