Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stella: One Month Old

I can't even believe it...my baby girl is one month old (5 weeks tomorrow). Time has just flown by and I wish it would just slow down! Stella has grown so much...we are thinking she is almost 10 pounds. A lot of people that meet her think she is 3 months old...luckily she isn't yet! She is very alert and makes the cutest noises, she does a really cute cooing noise. Stella is still sleeping through the night and only waking up once in the middle of the night to eat. She loves her bath time...as soon as she gets in the sink. She cries like crazy before and after, but I know it's because she's cold. She loves the warm water and I enjoy our bath time together. Stella does well when we go on our outings...the car ride puts her to sleep and she sleeps until we get home. Our outings can only last 3-4 hours before she'll wake up and want to eat. Stella is now kicking her legs a lot more and acts like she is ready to stand. She loves to hold her head up and stare at everything. I have really been enjoying my time at home with her and will be really sad when I have to go back to work. Luckily that's not until November 22nd. My mom has been a great help...she comes over quite often which enables me to get housework done. Today I got my Halloween decorations up and got all my laundry done. I've learned quick that when it's just me and Stella at home, it's hard to get stuff done unless she is fast asleep. It's been hard for me as well since Troy has been back to work. Mainly because he works overnight and works 4 days in a row, with that he sleeps during the day and is at work at night...so I get very little help from him during his work days. On the other hand, he does get 4 days off in a row after he works 4 days, so I get a lot of help from him when he's home which is great! We are just enjoying our time with Stella and are watching her grow everyday. I'm excited for her to get older as she learns new things and I'm excited for when she can start playing with toys and really interact with us. At the same time it's sad to know she's growing up and is not a little 7 lb 12 oz baby anymore...I'm just trying to soak in each day and enjoy every minute with my baby girl :)

I love this baby girl!!!!!!!!

Visit from our Kansas Family

A few weeks ago my cousin Ricci, her four kids: Reese, Jolie, Holden & Maddox and my Aunt Mary were fortunate enough to come visit us from Kansas to meet baby Stella. It was a lot of fun to have them here, we see them about once a year. We always have a great time when we are together. While they were here we were able to do a lot of fun activities. Some of our activities consisted of a trip to Silver Lake, Cascade Springs and Sundance. We had so much fun being together has a family and can't wait until we go to Kansas next year to visit them!