Monday, September 29, 2008

Celebrating our 3's Together!!!

Today Sephira turned 3-weeks old, perfectly coinciding with Mommy and Daddy celebrating their 3rd Anniversary! Since Effie was still recovering from being ill with Postpartum Fever, we celebrated by pulling out some old VHS tapes and relaxing together at home.

To commemorate Sephira's 3-week birthday, Effie captured the date and time of Sephira's birth on her cell phone with this picture!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

What a Gas!

Nana Kiss and Grandpa Cliff stopped by for a short visit to cuddle and love on their sweet little Sephira...but to all of our surprise what wasn't "little" was her toot - as captured here on camera!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sephira's 2 Week Checkup

In the 7 days since Sephira's last checkup she put on 1 pound 3 ounces, weighing in at 9 pounds 10 ounces!! That's nearly 3 ounces a day! The nurse said Effie must be feeding her cream!

And she's gained a 1/4 inch in length too, measuring 21 inches now. She's growing so fast. Her little hands, arms and legs are starting to plump up and get chubby! It's so amazing to see the changes on a daily basis.


Wednesday evening Effie came down with a high fever of 103 which was determined to be "Postpartum Fever" caused by a possible urinary tract infection. We called the Doctor and they prescribed a 10-day dose of antibiotics over the phone, as they said there was nothing that they could do for Effie if she came in to their office.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sephira's First Shower!

After the experience of sponge baths, we were quite thrilled to discover that Sephira loves showers! She didn't fuss AT ALL...seemingly very happy in the warm water wrapped up in our soapy arms!

Sephira started her day out with a shower with Mom, and ended her day with a shower with Dad after having her first explosive diaper...unfortunately on Gramma Siverts lap, and lovely outfit.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sephira's First Trip to the Oregon Coast

After breakfast at Le Roost Lorane, and the grandparents oogling Sephira for a bit, the Siverts clan drove out to Florence, Oregon for a stroll on the beach. It was perfect weather. Warm air with a gentle breeze - not even strong enough to fly a kite.

Grandpa Cliff making faces with Sephira

Yes...she is in there! Suggled up, nice and warm...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sephira's First Visit to Le Roost Lorane

At a week and a half old we're starting to get out of the house more...and today's trek was out to Nana Kiss and Grandpa Cliff's house, Le Roost Lorane, in Lorane, Oregon. We piled in the car and drove out for dinner and an overnight stay at the former B&B.

Cliff restoring a Citroen 2CV Truckette ( is for sale!)

Everyone wants to help change Sephira!

Isn't she beautiful!?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Our First Family Outing

At just a week and a half old, we drove Sephira up the McKenzie Highway to Belknap Hot Springs to enjoy a lovely picnic in the gardens with Grandpa and Grandma Siverts...

...Sephira would have to say that not every rose smells so sweet!

Then up the highway a bit further to Sahalie Falls for a short hike along the river...

Dirk and Grandpa Eric carried Sephira in her stroller up and down the stairs...fortunately she's still "light"!

Sephira slept like an angel both legs of the trip! She loves her car seat, and fortunately doesn't even have to be in the car to fall asleep in it!!! She's so awesome.