Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
@ The Coon Rapids Dam
Isabella was thrilled
Picnic lunch after our walk
Walking around with Daddy
After spending a few hours at the Dam, we ran a few errands and spent the rest of the day at home. JT grilled up some awesome chicken kabobs and we ate outside, watching the hornets trying to get into the nest they have IN OUR ROOF! JT discovered it last weekend and tried to close it up but somehow they keep getting in and out. We can hear the 'ping' of them hitting the siding from inside the house.
Backing up to Friday, I met my friend Jessie and her adorable son Ben,
Bella and Ben
at a baby store in Maple Grove to participate in a baby photo shoot contest. They took Isabella's picture for free and will choose a 'winner' from all the 0-3month olds that came in. Isabella is totally going to win (Sorry, Ben!!) - she actually smiled for the camera! This is the best/only glimpse of a smile I'ev been able to catch on camera:
Anyway, they said they'd email us the pictures in a few weeks. Even if Isabella doesn't win (which I'm sure she will and it will skyrocket her career to doing Target ads and Pampers commercials) at least we will hopefully get a few good pictures out of the deal.
This week is my last full week at home w/ Bella. :( I'm going to enjoy every second of it!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Is it crazy that I kind of miss our midnight feedings? They were so quiet and peaceful - the most relaxing feedings of the day. Although, I will be very happy if she keeps this up in two weeks when I have to go back to work.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I know that whoever we leave her with for daycare will want her to be able to sleep in a crib, so today is the first day that she's actually gone down for a nap in her bassinet and fell asleep! Woo! I CAN do it!
Other successes the past few days:
She's managed to look like a midget (shoot, is that a P.C. term? Should I say "little person"?)
I've captured and now posted picture that would cause any other woman to stop eating for a week. (but look at that cuuuute belly!!)
Sorry again for the formatting/pictures being all random, but I'm sure you can figure it out.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Anyway - on to the update about Miss Isabella:
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Updates include Isabella's Dr visit on Wed for her 2 month check up. All looks good. She is 12 lbs exactly (75 percentile) and 23.75 inches (90th percentile!). She has a minor case of baby eczema, but it could be worse. She got her shots which I was scared to witness, but it wasn't THAT bad.
Last night Jeremy and I went out for dinner and drinks while Nana and company babysat. It was a great night out - even with the tornado threatening to make us hide in Green Mill's beer cooler.
Otherwise, Jeremy is now working in her nursery - we decided that by 3:30 we should start trying to be productive.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
4th of July Outfit + Pig Bracelet
Isabella's first 4th of July was a success. We spent Fri and Sat night at the Trafton cabin w/ the whole family + (Great) Uncle Mark and Aunt Tracy. We were only going to stay Fri night, but Isabella was having such a good time and the weather was so nice we decided to stay.
I'll also admit that it was nice for mom to have so many people paying attention to her so I could sneak off into the sun and the water! By the end of the weekend I ended up missing my little girl, even though she was there with me! But, I figure the family should get their cuddle time in since I'm fortunate enough to have her every day.
Center of attention
This week it is my goal to find more daycare options. It just seems that there is no one available - we've only had 2 people to visit since April!! I'm confident something will work out, though. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Isabella is smiling/cooing/talking more and more everyday. She especially loves talking to Daddy! I swear when he gets home from work that girl rambles on and on. :)
This weekend we will be taking Isabella to Jeremy's parent's cabin in Sauk Centre for one night. It is only an hour and a half drive, so hopefully she'll be OK in the car that long. It'll be interesting to see how she does out of her environment. Hopefully we can do some relaxing!
The past weekend and week flew by. Jeremy went a friend's cabin Sat night, so Isabella and I invaded my parent's house/time for the night. My parents watched her at our house/put her to bed while I got a nice, long relaxing bath. It relives me to know that 'other' people can put her to bed. I know some babies can get fussy and only want mom or dad to do it.
Hope everyone has a fun 4th!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Now, before you assume I'm a hypochondriac I want to clarify that a lactation consultant advised me to go to the Dr because she thought she saw the start of the infection. Also, a La Leche League leader thought my symptoms definitely were thrush. So I wasn't just making it all up!
I should be happy...but in reality this means my pain and issues are something else. I was kind of hoping we could solve the issue and treat it and be done. Now it is back to square one...