Tuesday, February 24, 2009

*Stella & Luke* 2

Dawn and I took Stella & Luke to the mall this past weekend & after we got back to the house, I snapped a few quick pix of them.

As always, they were being super cute. They have such funny little personalities already:)

"Oooh, Luke. Your skin is so baby soft."

"Ok, ok...enough already with the touching..."

"Hey, look...what's that?!"

"Oh, for heaven's sakes."

*Stella & Evie*

Stella & I had the pleasure of meeting little Evelyn ("Evie") Anna Gibbs last week. She was born on January 2nd, making her & Stella just a little over 4 months apart. I didn't have time for a full-fledged photo shoot or anything but I wanted to snap a few of them together since it was the first time the 2 of them met. I can't wait to photograph them again...and to watch them grow up together:)

"Hey Evie...wake up. Its time for our photo shoot."

"Here I am, Stella! Wide awake!"

"Ok...go on with it. Take a close-up if you must."

"Um...this is getting kind of boring..."

"Mom...Evie's really getting tired of this. Please stop."

"Evie...don't worry. I promise; she'll be done soon."

"It'll be ok..."

"Mom...look at what you did. You've upset the baby."

"Oops! Anybody got a burp cloth?!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

22 weeks, 6 days:)

Life with Stella is so crazy & wonderful...

It so weird to think that she wasn't a part of our lives SUCH a short time ago.

She's getting so big so fast and changing more & more every day.

She really holds on to her toys now & loves to grab at everything...especially my hair! I think I understand now why so many new moms cut their hair short;-)

We were in PetSmart the other day & she grabbed the electronic pen right off of the credit card machine. She is too funny. Pretty much anything within her reach is fair game:)

She is also becoming REALLY interested in what we are doing whenever we're eating or drinking in front of her. She especially loves watching me drink from a water bottle. She's fascinated by the way the water swishes all around. I think I may consider starting her on rice cereal at 5 1/2 months rather than waiting until her 6-month birthday on March 11th. We are going to break out the highchair this weekend & set it up...so we'll be ready:)

...my little ham...

...in her Valentine's Day hat...

...her face in this one cracks me up!...


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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Friday, February 6, 2009

Month 4 Updates:)

Stella turns FIVE MONTHS OLD next Wednesday.

I look at her & can hardly believe how much she's changed from the day we brought her home from the hospital. She has SUCH a fun little personality & it is so neat watching it develop in different ways every day.

She is still exclusively breastfed but we will begin introducing rice cereal to her sometime in late February/early March. She still loves her sleep & has been sleeping an average of 10 hours straight now for months:)

She is drooling A TON these days, which we're thinking might mean she is beginning to teethe. She also loves to chew on anything & everything...especially her hands & of course...those feet!

Her toys & rattles hold her attention now for much longer than they did before. Its so cute listening to her play with them in her carseat when we take her out for a drive!

Oh, and the "milestones" have officially begun!

She rolled over for the first time last weekend:) Rob & I were so excited that we screamed & cheered her on as if she had just completed her first marathon!

She also just made the BIG MOVE from her bassinet to her crib...a transition that I worried about for weeks which ended up being SO MUCH LESS of a big deal than I had made it out to be in my head. She adjusted to it in no time!

These past few weeks have been quite eventful:)

We can't wait to see what she'll do next!

Here are a few snapshots from her 4th month of life...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009