Thursday, September 25, 2008


If you've been reading my blog since before the cute pictures of Ezra started going up, you'll know that yoga was an important part of my preparation for Ezra's birth. Now that he's here, yoga is a part of my continued effort to re-knit my body back together. I've been taking Postnatal Yoga with Infant at the Seattle Holistic Center. I absolutely LOVE the class. I've only been twice, and already I am totally addicted. Ezra even seems to enjoy it. Today he didn't fuss at all (well, ok, a few times to let me know that there were some fellow babies crying). He likes to watch me do funny things with my enormous (from his perspective) body.

In general, I'm feeling very well recovered from the birth- both physically and mentally. Everyone told me that the rough memories would gloss over a bit, and that's finally started to happen. Going to this class is my first attempt since the birth to do something really restorative (aside from attending worship, of course) for myself. It has been wonderful to see how well I can already use my abs again! I also enjoy having time, albeit brief, to sit, breath, and sort of zone out. I know a lot of Christians have problems with yoga because of its spiritual aspects, but I like it for that reason. Of course, the difference for me is that I try to rest, be still, and think of the one true God whom I believe in and not some amorphous spirituality. Doing anything that can make me feel peaceful and rejuvenated is good right now for me and for Ezra too.

So, if anyone wants to join me, the class is on Thursdays at 11- details on the website. It's very easy yoga; a beginner could definitely hack it. The instructor is wonderful and sensitive to each woman's and baby's needs. My first class, she held Ezra for about half the time so that I could just focus and enjoy moving. Ezra was happier that way anyway!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fun, Fun!

This photo was the result of like 5 tries to get a picture of me not looking goofy or horrible... yep, that's really the best we could do! I'm tired at the end of the day!

Before the video of the previous post was shot

"Why are you waking me????"

Handsome and showing off his one-side-of-the-mouth Meador smile :)

Yep, fell asleep with his plockie in MY mouth. Brendan found us this way, and then we created it for the photo :)

New toys! Brendan and I got Ez the name train and the Jonah puzzle on our little trip to Leavenworth a couple weekends ago. The last thing there is a pop gun from Barbara... of course, we hadn't yet discussed gun toys, but there it is... I'm thinking that will be the only one he has!

These are some lovely birds on a perch that Auntie Lola made for Ezra. I love them! She's so clever

Playing with his rattle! And attempting to read all our book titles

Beethoven Hair :)

Tongue, ta-tongue, tongue, TONGUE

"Hi, Mommy!"

"Gandalf, Frodo, NO FAIR" This one is for you, peeps who know that means :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

8 weeks old

Here I am pondering questions of the ages while rocking the little E-town

Actually, I think I was pondering the question: How many Riberas does it take to put together a pack-n-play?

Apparently, it takes 3!
Way to go Ribera G-parents!

Brendan and Ez on the golf course on our mini-vacay

My Wolverine Baby! Hopefully, next post I'll get up the picture of the Beethoven hair!

Snuggling in Leavenworth

Smooching in Leavenworth

What can I say? He's just really cute!

Slingin' in Leavenworth


Bath pic

It's important that every Meador descendant know the importance of buckets! We're starting early with Ez

Ez enjoys licking the quilt Dacia made for him. I hear that this quilt got featured by a popular crafty blog. I'll have to get a link to post!

Hope you enjoyed these! I'm still not very good at getting the camera out at the right moment. Ezra is more in tune with his world every day, and I am having so much fun watching him learn and grow!