The Nana and the GG

Last week Zoë and I went to stay at my Mum’s (Nana) for a night to spend some time with her and my Nanny (Z’s GG).  My Nanny hasn’t been feeling very well over the past few weeks so Z and I wanted to go hang out and cheer her up.  It was actually a really lovely visit.  GG had some snuggles, we had some wine and some laughs and my Mum and I got to spend some time together.  My Mum had bought a ton of stuff to make freezer meals and spent a large part of the day cooking for us.  She sent me home with 4 meals to put in the freezer–heaven for this new Mum!  We have already eaten this one an amazing chicken dish…and I am looking forward to the others.  Usually I like cooking but lately meal planning has been a bit of a stretch.  We have had two successful trips to the grocery store, but not having to think about what to make is glorious!

We got a start on Zoë’s baby book as well which was a lot of fun.  Since we both love paper crafting so much we had to find a special way to document her first year.  My girlfriend Carrie suggested Simple Stories which is a less time consuming way of scrapbooking that I am obsessed with.  Mum ordered Miss Z the baby girl line, and I am already having so much fun with documenting Month 1!

GG and her girl

GG and her girl

Nana doing some cooing

Nana doing some cooing

Bath time at Nana's house!

Bath time at Nana’s house! (maybe I should start wearing makeup again?!)

Zoë's foot after we inked it for her baby book

Zoë’s foot after we inked it for her baby book


Zoë-week 3

Dear Zoë,

This will be the third attempt at a weekly letter. The other two are half composed (mostly in my head) and I’m not sure if they will ever see the light of day. I never realized how seemingly impossible small tasks can be with a newborn! You were born 3 weeks ago today–on one hand I don’t remember life before you, and on the other I don’t know where time has gone. I’m sure the rest of my life will feel like this, time flying by as my little girl just keeps on getting bigger.

We have spent the past few weeks getting to know each other as a family. Your Daddy and I spend hours staring at your beautiful face “can you believe we made her from scratch”?! No…no we can’t! We stare at you picking out some of our features from you. We guess what colour your eyes will be, if your hair will stay this auburn colour and if you will always be so long—tall like your Uncle Taylor.

Just like your puppy, we are finding that you are a girl of many nicknames. Zo-Zo, ZoZoBee, Zoëbird, Squeakers, princess poopsalot (don’t worry that one won’t stick). I’m sure there will be many more as your personality starts to shine.

So far we know that you love to snuggle, if you’re really upset Daddy’s voice seems to calm you down, when you are fussy you like to be danced to hip hop (definitely Daddy’s girl) You are a cat napper, a noisy eater, and unsure about bath time. Like Mary Poppins you are practically perfect in every way, and already loved beyond measure.
I’m so glad that you are my daughter and I can’t wait for all that is to come in this adventure together.

Love always,
(Or as you likely know me right now “the one with the milk”)