Friday, April 30, 2010

Stella's Baptism 4-25-10

Stella was baptised at Faith Lutheran Church on Sunday April 25, 2010. Her Godparents are Melissa Sinkhorn & Casey Westenhofer. The service went really well, she was good the whole time! Even when Pastor Richeson put the water on her head. She was actually stretching when he did it. A lot of family came to the baptism, Aunt LuAnn, Uncle Danny, Erin & Doug, Ben & Tara, Lisa & Craig, Aunt Carolyn & Uncle Dave, Melissa, Alex & Ellie, Aunt Christine, Andrew & Anna, David & Tina, Linda & Paul, John & Cindy, Casey & Nikki & Adam. Then even more people came to mom & dad's house afterwards. Jim, Lou Jenn & Natalie, Danny & MeLisa, Mike, Stephen, Billy & Theresa, BJ & Gracie. Check out all the pics here!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pictures of Stella 4/20-4/30

Sweet sleeping picture :)
Super cute Leg Warmers

Brand new Paci

Ahh, I like this Bumbo seat!

Another sweet sleeping picture

Mama & Baby @ the Zoo

1st trip to the Zoo, she slept the whole time!


Stress, Stress, Stress

So, it has been a while since I posted. Things have been stressful lately. The Friday before I had to go back to work, our fridge broke. We had to find a new (used) one. Then I had to start work & take Stella to Kiddie Kampus. I did post about that, ugh! But then on day 4 of her being at daycare, I went in at 12:30 to pick her up early. When I got there I could hear down the hallway that she was crying pretty hard. I assumed that someone was trying to comfort her, but when I got to the infant room, I saw her laying in her crib alone bawling. This is traumatic enough for a parent to have to deal with! But when I got to her to pick her up, she was laying there with her blanket covering her mouth. I know they did that on purpose to try to keep the paci in her mouth. Two other days that week they had swaddled her and put part of the swaddle over her mouth to keep the paci in. But those times, she had been sitting up in the swing. I was pretty much in shock. There had only been one person in the room at the time. She was over feeding another baby. I just don't think it's right that a 7 week old has to lay in her bed and cry for who knows how long. Don't even get me started on the possible suffocation that could have occurred! It makes me so upset to think about it. There was NO way I was going to take her back there. I had a breakdown and was crying to Jeff saying Please don't make take her back there...

Such a shitty experience. She is at an in home daycare right now, but as of June 1 my mom is going to be watching her!! YAY! Talk about a dream come true. <3

Then a couple days ago my pump started acting up. I was worried it was going to totally quit, and I would be SOL. Since I am pumping exclusively, that could have been very bad! I was searching around trying to find a coupon to Burlington Coat Factory because they had pumps on sale. So, if I had a coupon, it would be even less, and they are like $300. In my search, Lisa found out what I was needing and offered to pay for it. Once again, they (Lisa, Becky & Linda) were their to bail me out. It is so beyond helpful. I am so blessed to have so much help. The new Medela Pump In Style Advanced is AWESOME by the way! Stella was Baptised on 4-25-10 but I will start a new post on that!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Worst Day Ever

I had to leave Stella at daycare today. This is so horrible, how do people do it. It is just the worst feeling. What if this daycare sucks, how would I know? OMG I HATE IT! I cried at the daycare, and in the car. When I got to work, I went to open the side door like I was going to get her out, out of habit. I don't want her to be there with strangers all day. I feel really guilty that we are mainly using this place because it's cheap. It is only 10 a.m. I don't know how I am going to make it. I want her to be with me. I want to get a part time job and keep her with me more. Too bad that's not realistic. Maybe I could find a way, because this is TOO heartbreaking. :(

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sweet Stella


My gorgeous baby smiled at me today! I think she had smiled a couple times, but don't know if it was on purpose. Oh, it is so wonderful. She did a huge grin, but I didn't get that on camera. Then 10 minutes later, I got a milestone email about My Baby at 6 Weeks. It said Has your baby smiled at you yet? Haha! Awesome!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birth Announcement - Photo Shoot

Here is Stella's birth announcement! Photos are from Vouge Visions Photography. Jessica Powell, she is so great! Click here to see all the photos, they are SO beautiful!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

1 - 2 Month Stats

8 lb 6 oz
21 inches

8 lb 9 oz

9 lb 15 oz

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stella's First Easter

Stella had a great Easter, and she looked so cute in her dress! We went to church for the first time, and she was really good! We also saw Aunt LuAnn & Erin. Then we went to Aunt Lisa's house for their Easter get together. We saw Bob, Becky, Anna, Michael, Mary & Amy; Lisa, Craig, and Patrick; Mark & Terri; Abbey, Paul & Wesley. We were going to go to David's, but I was so tired I could have fallen asleep in the car. Here she is!
When we got home after all the Easter excitement, I found Stella's first TICK! UGH! Not cool.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fun at Grammy & Pawpaw's!

Today Stella took her first trip to Grammy & Pawpaw's house. I wish I had taken pictures, but I didn't. We had fun, and we stopped down and saw Aunt LuAnn, Uncle Danny & Erin! She really is such a good baby! I just love her so much. Tomorrow is Easter, so we will take lots of pictures then!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Yay, Stella is 7 lbs 7.6 oz today!! I am so happy. We had more weight loss around 3 weeks. So, I started nursing, bottle w/2 oz. and pumping. It was so exhausting! I did that for 5 days and she went up 6.4 oz. Once I had been doing it for a whole week I was so completely frazzled. I was having trouble getting anything done. So, I decided to stop the nursing, and exclusively pump. It has been 2 days, and I feel so much better. Everyone has been really supportive and helpful.

We had a photographer come to the house today & take photos. It went really well,
and I can't wait to see the photos.

Stella is so sweet, I am so in love! Can't wait to see her in her Easter dress Sunday!