Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ooooh CD!

Fun Dinasour

Christmas is Almost here!

I just cannot wait! Stella is the best present I could ever ask for! She is so fantastic! She loves to give you her pacifier, she will even try to but it in your mouth for you! I have gotten 3 videos up! I will post those too! I have almost made all my Christmas gifts. Just a few more left to make! I am sure I will be working till the last minute!

Stella should have her TWO FRONT TEETH by Christmas! Her second bottom front tooth is on it's way! Whoo hoo! I always think of things I want to blog, and then I can never remember! Poo!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

First Tooth!

The first tooth finally popped through!

Friday, December 17, 2010

9 Month Appointment

Stella had her 9 month pediatrician appointment this morning! Her iron levels were good, they did her first finger prick. She weighs 19 lbs. 7 oz. and she is 28 3/4 inches long. She is getting really tall! She is so cute, she absolutely loves the dinasour walker that Pawpaw bought her! She walks so good with it! I will get some video of that soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Little Tease!

Stella thinks she is so funny! She used to put her arms out to be picked up when I would say "Come Here". Well, now when I say "Come Here" she just sits there with her arms down and laughs. Wow, what am I in for when she gets older!!?!?!?!

Oh, and I have forgotten to add two of her accomplishments! She has been clapping for a little over a month now! She has been waving for quite a while too. And her daddy taught her how to give "five". She is so awesome!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Well, we celebrated Stella's 9 month b-day by taking a trip to see Santa & Mrs. Claus. That was something Uncle Dave's Lyons Club had. It didn't go very well. But you can't really tell from the first photo. Then I tried again, to see if she was ok with Mrs. Claus....but no dice!

Obviously I could not be satisfied with these as her first photos with Santa. So, we made a trip out on Sunday to find a good mall Santa. That was almost a fail when I saw how much they charged! Cheap package is $20 and you get 2 5x7s. We started at St. Matthews, but their Santa wasn't very authentic. So, we tried Bass Pro Shop since their Santa is free. But the line there was really long. Then we went to Jefferson Mall, and Santa was at lunch for another 45 minutes. But I decided we would wait, and it paid off! I was very happy with the Santa, and he did a good job keeping Stella from freaking out! Finally got my perfect Santa photo!! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Pictures

Here are a few pictures from Stella's first Thanksgiving!

And these are from her first time meeting Great Gramma West!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Astounding Daughter

Stella is the most wonderful thing I have ever done. She is a gorgeous, smart, funny & happy baby. I cannot believe she will be 9 months old on Saturday!! She is very close to standing on her own, but not quite! She loves to dance! I really have to get a video of her dancing soon. She did have her first accident where she bled last night. It was awful, but it always is when she gets hurt or is very sick. I am not sure what happened, she was laying on me and I was flat on the floor. She was crawling forward off of me, and somehow smacked her face on the floor. She was screaming bloody murder. I kept looking at her face, and it looked fine but she didn't calm down. Then I saw the blood coming out of her mouth. I freaked, but some how kept it together pretty well! I got a wet rag, but couldn't tell where it was coming from. We got a flash light, and saw that the little piece of skin that connects her top lip to her gum had somehow gotten split. Poor thing! She calmed down once she had a paci, and it stopped bleeding pretty fast!
I would also like to explain how freaking amazing it is when I pick her up and she squeezes me. To have my love reciprocated by her is such an incredible feeling. Especially when she wakes up in the morning and I go to pick her up out of the crib. She makes this excited sound and then just hugs me. I love that little girl to pieces!
Tonight she couldn't decide which paci she wanted to use. So she would spit one out, put another one in. It was so funny. I'll post the video.

P.S. Still no teeth, I officially quit guessing when they are coming in. I will let you know when she actually has some.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

So much to see!

Another great video of Stella! She was clapping, but had to do more important business. Then she resumed clapping!


Stella playing peek-a-boo! So, so blessed!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Silly Boo Boo

Some new video of Stella talking!

Friday, November 12, 2010

November Pics

We had a photo shoot outside in the leaves today. I couldn't be happier with the photos I got! Love my precious angel! Also some from my cousin's wedding!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Colds Suck!

Stella is starting to get over her first cold. It started around Sunday, and she has had a little cough and a lot of snot! I bought a Nose Frida to help clear some of the snot out, and it really gets a lot out! Unfortunately you have to suck a tube to do it, but doesn't bother me! That is the least I can do!

New and mentionable things Stella is doing lately:

When I pick her up, she pats me on the back

She acted like she was going to share her paci with me, then she yanked it away and laughed!

She took a large men's sock out of the laundry basket and tried to put it on

She has started to "dance" (Bob up and down when sitting) all the time now, especially when she's excited

This is old news but she has perfected her pincer grasp!

Also old news, She plays peek-a-boo with you. She holds a blanket up in front of her face and then yanks it down.

There is nothing more amazing than my daughter. Love you Stella!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy 8 Months...Giggle, Giggle!

Well Stella was 8 months old yesterday! She decided to get me a present! She had a long laughing, giggling session before her bath. It was so great! She has started to laugh more! Grandpa came by last night and brought her some special Heritage tomatoes! She loves tomatoes, unlike her Daddy!

Got some video of the giggling. What we are doing is chasing the dog around the house! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray!

Well, My Amazing Daughter Stella can CLAP! Holy moly she is growing up so fast. She is just so smart! I can't believe she can clap. She had been trying for a while, but ended up just clasping her hands together and swinging them up and down. There are so many things I want to blog about her, but I always forget. Dangit. She is still not sleeping well at night. Still don't have any teeth though. I wish we could go back to the 10 - 11 hour nights we had a while ago. :( It's ok though, she is perfectly healthy and amazing, and that is enough for me! We are so blessed! She was a Dalmatian puppy for Halloween! She was so cute in her costume. I made the ears, and the tutu.

She can stand up in her pack in play, and then hold on to the sides and walk all the way around. She is really good with her balance when she stands up holding on to something. She can walk if she's holding onto her push toy. She loves her Strawberry Shortcake Princesses book! She also LOVES to eat, just like her mommy!

Monday, October 18, 2010


My baby girl can now wave at you! It is insane! She is so amazing! I am trying to get video, but so far just got a little snippet of one. She is developing so quickly! I just looked at a video from a couple months ago, and I can't believe how much different she looks and acts! It's so crazy. We also went to Huber's over the weekend and had a great time. I will post pictures of that. We have been having more severe teething symptoms for 2 weeks now and still no teeth. She started out with being more cranky, low fever, more drooling, and sticking out her tongue constantly(which she never did). Then we kept the fever, cranky, bad sleeping habits, and added diarrhea(not too bad, but compared to her once solid poo, it was diarrhea). We got back to some good sleeping, she stopped sticking out her tongue, but never lost the fever. Now we have solid poo, tongue sticking out, fever, bad sleeping...COME ON TOOTH/TEETH!!

Huber's & Pumpkin Photos

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

We Love the Park!

Well I have been trying for a while to get a video of Stella laughing, and a couple days ago she started sticking her tongue out a bunch. So, I wanted to get video of that too. So, she had her first experience with the swing at the park yesterday and I got video of all three! Awesome! Plus I got some fantastic pictures too!

Holy Sitting Batman

Stell has officially sat up by herself for the first time! She actually did it last night in her crib one of the billion times she woke herself up. I left the room she was laying down asleep, I cam back and she was sitting.

I am 95% sure she is teething too. We will see. She keeps doing this wierd thing, sticking her tongue out constantly!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

7 Month Old!

My baby girl is 7 months old! She is also phenomenal! She wants to walk SO bad! I don't think it will be much longer. I also think she has a tooth getting close. But I have thought that many times before. It seems like she has been "teething" since she was 3 months old! She is so mobile now, she loves to drag herself around on the floor. Last night Jeff was crawling around on the floor pretending to be a dog, and panting. Stella started mimicking him and was opening her mouth like him. It was so cute, and hilarious!

Stella LOVES Tomatoes. She likes them in pieces and pureed baby food style. She is such a piggy. I think she does like acidic type foods. Sunday we were at Paul & Linda's house for Casey's Birthday/Going Away. Casey decided we should let her taste a slice of lemon. Oh yea, she LOVED IT! lol She is goofy.

I will post video soon, I promise!

Here are a few pics from this weekend!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Who Dey Baby!

Here is my little Bengal baby!! She looks so freaking cute in here Bengals stuff! She has started eating little solid foods really well!! Crackers, pickles, Puffs, Banana! She is so smart! She is saying Daddy now too! She is so good, and always well behaved. People always say what a good baby she is!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Life

Stella is getting so big! She was 18 lbs at the doctor last Friday. We had her month photos professionally done yesterday! Jessica was great as usual! We got all kinds of shots, can't wait to see them. Stella is babbling so much! Mostly Ba, Buh sounds. She is doing Ma Ma sounds too. She is such an amazing thing! I love her so much. She still loves to eat! I tried giving her baby finger foods a couple days ago, since she has had to hold her own spoon since she started eating!! She did really really good with the puff things. She makes a face every time, but does good, even chewing them a little. She also does the CUTEST thing, when I sing to her she kind of mouths sounds like she is singing too. I'll try to get video, and still trying to get video of her laughing!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Goooooo CARDS!

6 Month Old Photo Shoot, U of L Theme!

Stella & Grammie

First time in the stroller like a big girl!!

I Love Carrots!!

Hi, I will take this shiny camera for you! K, thanks!

First Time In A Lake!

Hanging out with friends at the lake! Stella, Darcie & Sampson

Stella & Daddy watching TV


Tonight before I gave Stella her bath, she did some decent laughing. It was such a wonderful moment to experience with her. We were both laughing and laughing. It was so cute! I was acting like I was smelling her booty, and saying "SHHHHEEWWWWW, that's a stinky butt!" Then she would crack up! I had been waiting for some good belly laughs for a long time. She had been doing a lot more of her cough laughing lately. I have been given such an amazing gift, Stella is the most wonderful blessing.

She also likes to slap her hands down, as well as flap her arms up and down like she is trying to fly. Haha! We also got her new convertible car seat today, a Britax. It's very nice looking, and Stella likes it ok. I am also working on weaning from pumping. I started about a week ago, and have dropped to two pumps and I will try to only do one pump tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Amazing Milestones

Stella is so smart and learning things so quickly! She totally said Mama last night. Unfortunately I was the only one who heard. She is really getting around quick on the floor, still not quite a crawl. A couple days ago I sat her in front of the exersaucer and she pulled up to standing all by herself. Not sure if I mentioned she is sitting unassisted, but she is. She loves food, she had some grapes last night in her mesh feeder. People are calling her "Healthy" now, a nice way of saying big. LOL So much better than "Oh, she's so little." She really does still seem to be gaining a lot. Finally posting the rest of the August Photos and September Photos.

Also have a cute video of her babbling, as well as chasing the cat that I will add soon!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Adorable 6 Month Old

Wow, I cannot believe my baby girl is going to be 6 months on Saturday! That is so crazy. But she is one amazing little girl. She is sitting up on her own, army crawling/scooting, if you put your hands out she will pull herself up, loves solid food, does a good job with her sippy cup. It's hard to remember all the amazing things she does EVERY day! I wish I could blog every second! Maybe soon if I get a new cell phone I will be able to do that! She still hasn't really laughed yet, just a couple small cough sounding chuckles. She loves the jumperoo, she also really likes the lamb mobile above her bed. The mobile doesn't put her to sleep, but it does make her happy! She is such a well behaved baby, and almost always happy. She has now had Bananas, Pears, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Peaches, Avocados, Peas, Dill Pickle (not baby food style), Apple, Carrots and Mangos. She has liked every single one!
She is almost out of 6m size clothes, 6-9m are fitting pretty good. She loves it when I sing She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain, and Skinamarkiny Dinky Dink!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Date Day!

Jeff and I had our first alone time since Stella was born Sunday. My parents kept her, and we went to lunch and saw a movie! We had a good time. We ate at Cafe Mimosa, and saw Dinner for Schmucks! The movie was pretty funny. Steve Carrel is so hilarious. It was nice to spend some time with just the two of us, it's been a while!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mmmm Squash!

Stella had squash tonight. She liked it, I was kind of surprised! So far she has had Bananas, Pears, Sweet Potatoes, and Squash! She's liked it all, nervous about the green veggies!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July/August Photos

Here are some pictures of Stella

There are more here & here!