Sunday, September 27, 2009

so sleepy!

Bella recently realized she likes sleeping on her belly. And even more recently she started sleeping like this ... tushie up in the air! :)

Sorry - not too many photos today. (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!) I forgot my memory card at home today ... although I remembered my camera. Whoops!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sitting Pretty!

Bella is officially sitting! I don't know what makes it official ... except for she now can sit for MINUTES at a time and doesn't use her hands for support. She can play AND sit ... such a multi-tasker!

This one is for you, Aunt Jen. :) Thought you'd like her tiny t-shirt with her belly hanging out. Although Bella doesn't seem thrilled that we're sharing this with the "world wide web". HA!

She still likes to jump ....

Thanks to Grams & her friend, Barb, we have a new seat for Bella for bath time. Bella loves it!

What a wonderful smile to wake up to!!
Bella loves her Mommy! and Daddy, of course! :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

2 weeks!?!

It's been two weeks since my last post! Unacceptable. Let's catch up.
*** Last Sunday was Grandparents Day ***
We feel truly blessed to have such wonderful grandparents for Bella to love. They are each so special to her and we are SO appreciative for all they do for Bella and our family. We had a brunch in their honor to celebrate the special day.
Of course Bella was the center of attention. And she rolled 3 times in a row - for the first time!
Bella gave Grandpa children's paint, brushes and oil pastels. Grandpa is very talented and B hopes to spend time with Grandpa in his shop learning from him one day!

Grandma plans to have special tea parties with Bella so B had monogramed aprons made by Theresa so they can bake and prepare for their parties! She also gave Grandma and wonderful book - Tea for Ruby!

Bella and Grams spend very special time together on Thursdays & Fridays while Mommy goes to work. Now that Bella & Grams are starting to go on fun outings during the day, Bella decided a personalized diaper bag full of goodies would be perfect!

We enjoyed the morning with the family!

And also enjoyed a quiet afternoon full of naps & watching the Cowboys!

*** Bella went to the doctor!***
Bella went for her 6 month check up this week. She is doing very well and is our chunky monkey!
She weighs 19 lbs 12 oz and is in the 95th percentile for weight!
She is 27-3/4" long and is in the 95th percentile for height!
B got her shots (no fun!) and also got her first flu shot.
She woke up sick the morning of the doctor's appointment and we had a few icky days/nights with fever, no sleeping and many tears. She's much better now and is back to her cheery self!

We also went to the GI doctor and got another good report. We were told that we could stop thickening her formula (which originally we started to help with her reflux) and so far it's going well! She's eating her veggies & fruit like a champ. We no longer give her cereal, and have replaced it with oatmeal & she really likes it!
We go back to the GI doc in a few months and will get Bella tested for milk allergies (along with other common allergies). Hopefully we get good results and can transition her to milk once she's 1!

*** in other news ... ***
Bella has been sleeping on her belly at night, instead of crying until we rolled her back over! :)
Bella is doing really well and is starting to sit for a few minutes without support! She also has started grabbing and playing with toys while she's sitting.
I've found a new favorite place to take photos! This is Tyler's rocking chair from when he was a baby. Too cute!

Bella is able to roll half way across a room now! :)

And, thanks to Aunt Jen, Bella had her first sip of water from a water bottle! :) Bella loved it! Although most of it ended up on her onesie.
And .... two more random photos! :)

Tyler and I have been working on this house again. I took some photos and will post some "before" and "after" pictures soon! :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Swimming & Swinging

We've had a great weekend so far! We love having a long holiday day weekend and THREE days with Daddy! :)
Saturday we went to Granbury to visit Great Grandmother Peggy & Grandpa. Bella played in her crib before getting ready to head to the lake!

Daddy got Bella dressed - shoes & bow and all! How cute is she!?
But she got pooped out before we even left!

Great Grandmother LOVES Bella! They took a nice nap together.

Then they enjoyed the beautiful day outside with Grandpa ... and fell asleep again!

Today we went to Grandma & Grandpa's house. Great Grandmother Peggy gave Bella this adorable ladybug outfit. And it's complete with an adorable bow from Grams.

Bella and John had fun together. Bella kept talking to John and was very excited to see him! (even though it doesn't look like it in this picture) HA!
She's getting to be such a big, strong girl!!

Bella had veggies for the first time today!! It went pretty well. She enjoyed a delicious squash dinner.
Then we went to the park for an adventure! Grandma and Grandpa decided to swing with John & Bella.
Bella decided to eat John's elbow. Yum.
And what would a day be at Grandma and Grandpa's house without swimming?! AND to spice it up a bit, today we had bubbles!! John and Bella loved it!!!
Bella just bit Daddy's thumb in this photo. :) Whoops!
This is right after Aunt Jen dunked John under water! :)