Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Moving to a New Blog...

I am moving to a new blog! Please join me over at

I hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bella's First 4th of July!

Excited about Fourth of July!

Meeting her Great-Uncle Kurt (my Godfather) for the first time.

First dip in the pool


Our "Little Firecracker" taking a nap :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Pictures

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Busy Month...

Bella is getting so big so fast! I love the picture of her in her little summer hat! The other one is Bella with my sister on prom night (my sis is 17 years old and graduating tomorrow!)
Things are going well. She is too cute and brightens our days and brings us so much joy. Her grandparents can't get enough of her. We are having her christening on July 26th. So, now we are busy planning for that big day.
She is sleeping well at night - certainly not through the night except on some occasional nights. The other evening she went to sleep at 10 pm and didn't wake up for a bottle until 4 am! Boy, that was like heaven! She only does that on occasion though. Luckily, she does know it is "nighttime" and time for sleeping at night - when she does wake she eats and goes right back to sleep. I understand from all the books out there that a sleep schedule is not possible until she is 4 months/14 pounds, but it seems like we are on the path.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Pictures

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Hi everyone! Bella is now a month old!!! I can't believe it. She was weighed at the doctor's yesterday and she is now 8 pounds 9 ounces! She also grew an inch. She is a little buddha :) She is a very good baby. I certainly miss my sleep though ;) We are also going through our own growing pains as new parents - constantly asking ourselves "Is this normal?"

She has had a few growth spurts when she is eating LIKE MAD. The doctor said she really did gain a lot of weight very quickly. Then a few days ago she had a bad day and was fussy all day long and was awake from 6 am to 9 pm going no longer than 10 minute cat naps. She eats every two hours and the doctor said to try and push it to three hours now. I have no idea how I am going to pull that off when she is screaming her head off for food.

Oh, speaking of food. My milk NEVER CAME IN. Why doesn't anyone tell you that some women never lactate? I kept waiting for this "let down" that everyone describes anticpating leaking everywhere and being engorged. Nothing - nada. I am disappointed.

Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our Favorite Picture

Bella is just over one week old already! We left the hospital Monday afternoon. It has been a little tough because I ended up needing a c-section. They lost her heartbeat and things were not progressing in the fashion they want once your water breaks so a c-section it was. Thankfully, I did not have a grandiose birth plan in my head; while a c-section was not my ideal...the most important thing was for her to be healthy no matter how she came into the world. However, recovery is a little harder.

She is so beautiful and precious I could eat her up. I want to breastfeed, but I am supplementing right now. I thought my milk would come in right away, but that is not that case. I now have that transitional milk. Everyone says I will absolutely know when my milk comes in. The doctor said it can take a longer since she was a little early and also because of the c-section. Since she was so small everyone was freaking us out since she lost the typical weight and went under 5 pounds before we left the hospital. Our pediatrician reassured us she is fine. She was back to 5 pounds 3 ounces on Friday and she gets weighed again tomorrow. They want her to be back at her birth weight of 5 pounds 6 ounces. I can't imagine her not being there since she eats all the time! :)

She was not loving her first "bath" ~ although she did love getting her hair washed! What a girl!

So, we are just settling in, recouping, and enjoying her sweet face. Thanks for all of your well wishes!