Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Shiver me timbers! It's Captain Sephira No Beard with her cannons booming!

Yo ho ho, and a bottle of milk!

Milk sodden sailor.


If I could only roll over I'd have me chest of gold!

It's a pirates life for me.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

She is Pretty, Oh So Pretty!

Mommy had some friends over for lunch, so Sephira got all dressed up for the afternoon. Look how pretty she is! Still warm enough for a summer dress, but cool enough for leggings at the same time. Every day we're getting closer to seeing her "social smile". Soon we'll be able to photograph it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Precious Moments

A precious moment of father and daughter reading together early in the morning.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More Lovely Visitors!

Tamara and Pete Rowe
four weeks to the day of Sephira's birth!

"Auntie" Rebekah - who is expecting a little one now too!
October 13, 2008

Ann Fuller - our Shaklee gal!
October 16, 2008

"Auntie" Kathy (recently back from Europe), Anton & Tickey Schmidt
October 18, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dirk's Birthday!!

During Grandpa and Gramma Siverts visit we celebrated Dirk's birthday out at our favorite sushi restaurant, the Sushi Station, ...then again last night dinning in with dinner (Thai takeout) and a movie (The Forbidden Kingdom) with Grandpa Cliff and Nana Kiss.

Today is the official day however. Dirk had to work, so we're having our own small family celebration, just the three of us, with Dirk's favorite pizza (Chicago Style Stuffed Pizza from Papa Murphy's), and a movie (The Bank Job). Once Sephira settles down from her fuss we'll be cozying up on the couch for a bit of R&R together.

Here are a few wonderful pics of Dirk and Sephira celebrating this day together!

Happy Happy Birthday, Dirk!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

One Month Old...Already!?

We can't believe it!! It just seems like yesterday we were going in to labor...and now our daughter is one month old! How does time fly so fast!?

Over the past few days Sephira has become more visually engaging, and also seems to be focusing on objects at further distances. Since birth she has had very strong neck and back muscles, and is able to bust out of a swaddle like Wonder Woman. We've recently started using a Kiddopotamus swaddler that closely resembles a straight jacket, but it seems to do the trick and we are now getting 3-4 hours of sleep at night (in a single stretch!). Today she also rolled herself over from her back to her side. She has yet to smile directly at us when we talk and sing to her, but she smiles a lot during sleep. We have lost ourselves completely to her sweet and mesmerizing beauty.

We took Sephira to "Baby Connections" at the Birth To Three center in Eugene today where we're able to mingle with other new parents and get her weighed outside of her regular Doctors visits. At today's visit she weighed in at 11 pounds 4 ounces!!! That's a 15 ounce weight gain since last Wednesday, averaging 2+ ounces per day. WOW! So since birth she's gained just 2 ounces shy of 3 pounds! Incredible!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy, Healthy Girl!

Sephira had to get a PKU test done today, so during her appointment she was weighed. Since her last appointment 7 days ago she has gained 11 ounces, weighing in at 10 pounds 5 ounces - an average of 1.6 ounces per day! The week prior to that it was 3 ounces a day. Either way there are no concerns about her feeding routines or weight gain. She's a happy, healthy girl!!!