Monday, March 29, 2010

Funny faces, outfit changes and big Bella smiles!

Bella has started smiling, and it is pretty much the cutest thing in the world! She started a little over a week ago and it is now everyone's goal to make her smile :-) She makes the funniest and most goofy faces when she is not smiling. Also, being the adorable girl that she is I have to dress her up in some pretty cute outfits but she has recently had a few "accidents" and has required some outfit changes during the day, she is becoming quite the little fashionista demanding multiple outfits a day!

Seriously, look at that face and that smile, so cute!!
Laughing at what could only be one of many ridiculous faces and sounds mom made trying to get her to smile!

Had to throw this in because what is cuter than a baby all snuggled in her bath!

One of my most favorite recent outfits. So cute in her yellow for spring and the super fun headband. Her smile is hard to catch on camera but look at how adorable it is!


Goofball, she makes a lot of funny faces while she is smiling and cooing in the morning

Seriously just so beautiful! (not to brag or anything....)


Cozy in the bouncy at grandmas, this was her second outfit of the day since she got her pretty yellow one a little dirty :-)

So cute in her onesie from my cousin Caroline (many more fun outfits to come that Caroline sent, all adorable of course!)

The onesie that came with this fit well and then we put the shorts on and, as you can see, she has some growing to do!

Put some pants on that fit her a little bitter and then we tried the hat on, also a little big! :-)

Ok seriously mom, I look crazy in this hat, no more pictures! (Rowdy was just a little amused by her face)

She looked so cute in her diaper and socks I just had to take a picture but Rowdy prevented her from having any "girls gone wild" moments :-)

Bella's Fun with Family

We have taken a lot of fun pictures with Bella lately. We recently went over to hang at Grandma Julia's while she made sugar cookies. I think Bella distracted from the sugar cookies more than helped :-) Also, Uncle Matt came over to play with Bella and she loved it! She stayed awake the whole time staring at him, probably because he is so goofy and was making lots of faces (see below). Also, Rowdy and I had another date night and we got a few pictures before heading out.

Hi mom!

Bella's thoughts....."the chandelier is beautiful, I like bright lights...."

Bella napping after church, mom to join in about five minutes

About to go out to dinner for a date, so hard to leave Bella but we had so much fun!

Getting in a little Bella snuggle before heading out

We promise, we weren't driving with Bella sitting there :-) I had to feed her in the car after church and Rowdy was helping by burping her!

Bella with her favorite person to snuggle with, Dad!

Uncle Matt and Bella

Just one of Uncle Matt's goofy faces

Snoozing while Grandma holds her

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bella: 6.5 weeks

We were very busy this weekend but we managed (as always) to have lots of fun moments and, of course, I had to take pictures of them! Bella is getting so big I can't believe it! She has been going through a growth spurt and has had some fussy evenings. She was so sweet all day today and no fussy evening, yayyyy!! I realize there will be good days and fussy days ahead but it was nice to skip the fussy tonight! She is so adorable and so fun to watch every day, she has been making a lot of sweet little sounds and "talking" a lot more. She is also getting noticeably heavier and longer, it's amazing how fast it happens! Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Grandpa John came to visit



Rowdy and Bella hangin on the couch

Yes, she is seriously sleeping like this with her hands in the air, what a goofball. This is also the least girly outfit I think she has worn but she is sporting her Suns onesie and looks so cute! She has some purple Hello Kitty socks on though so she still has the girly touch :-)

Sleeping in her crib, is there anything cuter?

Rowdy showing Bella the different animals on her playmat

Rowdy showing Bella what March is all about.....March Madness!

Watching some bball together! Rowdy in his sweats and Bella in her jammies, so cute!

Marcie's Baby Shower

We celebrated my wonderful friend Marcie's soon to be baby boy this weekend! We had so much fun getting ready for the shower (you can see Jenny and I doing some late night crafting to get ready for the shower below) and loved getting the decorations together but celebrating a new baby with good friends is the best of all! There were quite a few of us that found out we were pregnant around the same time and went through the majority of our pregnancies together, Marcie is the last woman standing and I know she can't wait for her baby boy to be here! Congrats Marcie, we can't wait to finally meet him!!

Marcie and adorable Sophia

Christy, Marcie and I (5 babies in 3 years, holy cow!)

Marcie and I

Fun decorations (Erin made these, so creative!)



Yummy food table


Jenny and I, tired new moms working into the wee hours=very loopy (I can only imagine what our converstaions sounded like!)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bella Tummy Time

So here is my first experiment with trying to upload a video on blogger. For some reason it is tiny and I don't even want to say how long it took me to figure this out so I am proud of my progress for tonight. You can see how hard she is working to turn on her over and this was about a week ago. She is getting so big!
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another wonderful weekend with Bella!

We have had a lot of fun with Bella this weekend as usual. On Friday we went to the doctor because Bella had been having a very fussy week, especially in the afternoons and being a nervous first time mom I was worried she wasn't eating enough. She is such a little peanut I didn't want her to be food deprived! She also seemed to be getting a little rash on her neck and I wanted to have her checked out. The doctor reassured us that a rash is very common at this age and that she was growing well, she had gained 8 ounces in 8 days and weighed 7lbs 9oz! I felt very reassured and was glad I had gone in to have her checked out just in case! On Friday night Rowdy watched Bella all by himself and he did great! It was my best friend Ashley's 25th birthday and we had a girls night dinner to celebrate! Rowdy and Bella snuggled on the couch and had so much fun! On Saturday Rowdy and Bella watched NCAA basketball since I was at the hospital visiting my uncle. They had another great day relaxing and snuggling. With March Madness coming up I think they will be doing a lot of watching basketball on the couch! Rowdy is so good with Bella and I know they loved having some alone bonding time! We then went for a stroll in the neighborhood (see Bella's cute outfit below) and rented movies to watch. I was enjoying the movie but apparently I got a little tired and fell asleep from 8:30-10:30, oops! On Sunday, Uncle Tuffy came to visit and meet Bella for the first time! He brought a glow seahorse and Bella absolutely loves it! She falls asleep when she is snuggled up with it! It has been a fun, relaxing weekend!
Bella was not happy about being taken out of the bath, she was so cozy! Look at that face :(
She LOVES her bath time!

Ok is there a cuter face in the world? I konw I am partial but she is perfection!

"I'm nuts about grandma" Love this onesie!

Rowdy, Uncle Tuffy and Bella

Uncle Tuffy, Bella and the glow seahorse

Sweet outfit for strolling in the neighborhood

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bella lately

Not too many updates since the last post but there have been some pretty cute Bella moments. Check out some fun pictures below, more updates soon!

Seriously, could there be anything cuter?

Rowdy and his girls :-)

Look at that face!

Playing with her animals

As you can see by her little double chin, her face is filling out....ok and the position she was laying in made it seem a little bigger

Bored by her animals

Ummm....couild be my favorite face she has ever made!


Fashionista, what a little munchkin!

Workin a blue bow