Friday, December 26, 2008

Baby's 1st Christmas:)

Our first Christmas with Stella was SO MUCH FUN:)

Lots more pix to come...

Monday, December 22, 2008

(Pre) Christmas Tidbits

Her Christmas outfit awaits her!

Baby's 1st BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS ornament...LOL

Her Daddy left this card beside the tree for her:)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

1 week...

...till Baby's 1st Christmas!

P.S. She's 14 weeks old today:)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stella & Autumn:)

Stella had a lot of fun at her cousin Autumn's 4th birthday party last weekend! And Autumn was very excited that she got to hold Stella for the first time:)

I'm quite sure that the 2 of them will have PLENTY more fun times in the years to come:)

Serious Stella

Looks like she's guarding that Candy Cane with her life, doesn't it?! ;-)

Stella in the Raw

That's my girl:)

Friday, December 12, 2008

more Christmas photo fun

Now you KNEW there was going to be a baby-sized Santa hat coming...

There was never any doubt;-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

3 months old TODAY

Here she is at 3 the same little stripey dress that I tried to put on her prematurely in her 1-month picture...

Only actually fits!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

We've got a Thumb Sucker on our hands.

Stella was never interested in taking a pacifier but every now & again we would notice her sucking her thumb. I have written in my notes that the very first time we caught her doing it was at only 4 days old!!

It has steadily become a regular habit for her...mostly when she's tired & almost always when we lay her down for a nap or for the night.

Its so gosh darn cute that I can hardly stand it:)

more Christmas goodness

We took Stella to the mall on Sunday & she fell in LOVE with the giant Christmas tree they had there! She was fascinated by all of the colors & lights:)

We may take her back there this coming weekend to see it again and maybe...just maybe...even pay a visit to Santa this time!

Friday, December 5, 2008

LOTS of LOVE for the BEAN

Stella has had so many visitors & lunch dates...

Not even 3 months old..and already a social butterfly:)

Here is a sampling of some of the people that she's met so far...

...Great Great Aunt Virginia...

...Sarah and Maya...

...cousins Dylan & J...


...cousins Angela & Anne Marie...

..."Uncle Ryan"...

...Great Great Uncle Robert...

... "Uncle M" & Cindy...


..."Auntie Nat"...

...Mike & Shannon...

Getting into the Christmas Spirit:)

Stella has been having a lot of fun helping me decorate for Christmas this year:)

This weekend, we will work on the tree!

*12 weeks*

Stella turned 12 weeks old yesterday & I'm a day late posting this pic.


Anyhow, here's the little one at 84 days;-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

::extreme close-up::

If you know Rob at all, this picture is concrete evidence that our baby girl truly does have her Daddy's eyes:)


Stella & LuLu

I know that a lot of people were worried about how Stella would adjust to living with 2 dogs...but I think this photo speaks for itself.

Quite seriously...she owns those beagles!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Tis the Season!

Today is the 25th of November, which makes us only 1 month away from Stella's 1st Christmas!

To celebrate, I dressed her in red velvet & took her picture:)

Shortly after these photos were taken, she dribbled spit-up all down the front of her dress.

It was on her all of 5 minutes.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tutu Thursday

Stella turned 10 weeks old today & I decided to take this silly photo of her.

Someday she will either love me or hate me for it.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Height/Weight Update

So Rob & I took Stella to her 2-month pediatrician's appointment last week & guess what?

She has grown s'more:)

She is up to 11 pounds & 23 1/2 inches!!

She also got her first round of immunizations & she and I BOTH cried.

I think I cried more though.

Poor baby...

I just couldn't take her lying there, all sweet & chipper...not knowing what was about to happen...and then BOOM.

Those evil nurses. LOL

9 1/2 weeks

She's really starting to look like her Dad, I think:)

P.S. It's official. I'm OBSESSED with baby hats;-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

S'more New Pix

...a visit from Auntie Sarah...'s first jeans...

Happy 2-Month Birthday, Baby:)


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pumping Pays Off;-)

Stella is nearly 2 months old now & so we finally decided to try giving her expressed breast milk from a bottle. She was a bit apprehensive at first...but she ended up taking to it like the little champ that she is!

Here is a photo from the first time that her Daddy got to feed her:)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

just Stella:)

Stella's 1st Party!

The 1st party we got to take Stella to was a Halloween one at Mark & Dawn's. She got to meet their little boy, Luke, for the first time. They didn't seem all that interested in each other just yet...but I imagine that they'll be buddies before long;-)