Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stella: 5 Months Old!


Miss Stella Baylee turned 5 months old on January 24th. I can’t believe how big she is getting. I would say she is close, if not right at, 15 lbs. She can fit into some of her 0-3 months clothes still and her 3-6 months clothes are just a tad bit big…but I still put her in them. She is just a bundle of fun and doing so many new things. This past weekend she started squealing and screaming when she gets either really excited or really mad/tired. It’s so cute! She is still eating rice cereal very well. She has it once a day and it’s hilarious because she always makes her “icky” face with the very first bite. Our pediatrician told us to wait on other solid foods until after her 6 month appt, which will be on March 5th. Not sure why…I guess all docs are different because I have two girlfriends that have started their babies on other solid foods at 4-5 months. Oh well, I trust our doctor. Stella loves to play in her jumperoo, she can finally touch the ground and I don’t have to put a blanket around her anymore. She is able to somewhat stabilize herself in there and she just loves to bounce up and down. She also loves to watch cartoons while sitting in there, she loves to watch shows with bright colors…she just gets enthralled in it. Stella is liking tummy time more and more each day, she can fully hold herself up with her forearms and will just talk to herself. She hasn’t rolled over just yet, but is getting so close. She loves to sit up and can kinda sit up on her own if she’s leaning far enough forward…but then she’ll fall over to either side…it’s funny. She also LOVES to stand up and she already knows how to take steps! I swear this girl is going to walk before she can crawl. Stella isn’t too impressed with her bouncer or swing anymore, I can sometimes get her to stay in her swing…but she’ll usually cry if I put her in there. We are lucky parents because Stella still sleeps through the night in her crib. We have never had a problem with her sleeping through the night since she was 2 weeks old. She also takes all her naps in her crib, Troy and I can even put her in her crib still awake and she’ll put herself to sleep. We just wrap her up in her blanket, stick her binky in and turn on her music and she’s good! Stella loves to play with her toys and her hands, she is drooling a lot and loves to eat her hands. She has just started to swing her arms pretty hard…mainly just one arm at a time. For example, when she plays with her rattle she will hit it against her tummy or leg…pretty hard! One time when my mom was watching her, she was holding her and she gave my dad a kiss and Stella wacked my dad in the face. It was pretty funny! Overall, Stella is a very happy baby, she is always smiling and talking…she loves to blow raspberries and give us kisses. Stella will honestly only get upset if she’s hungry or ready for her nap. Oh and when she gets her boogers sucked out…she will scream bloody murder. She loves to play with the booger sucker, but when I get it even remotely close to her face she will move her head away. She absolutely hates it! She is honestly the best baby and I love her to death! I can’t imagine my life without her and I love her more and more each day…she is my world. Some things I’m looking forward to in the next few months is: introducing other solid foods to her and seeing her roll over for the first time!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Raspberries!!!

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7 Inches Later....




I decided it was time for a new look. I've had long hair for just about two years now and I was ready for a change. I love it and it's so much easier to manage since I literally don't have a lot of time to do my hair with taking care of Stella and working. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011 is off to a good start so far. Stella started eating rice cereal and she loves it! Her first day of it she wasn't really sure what to think of it and I don't think she knew how to really keep it in her mouth with her tongue. But she didn't seem to mind it! By the 3rd day (yesterday) she is eating it quite well. I make it a little bit thick and she seems to enjoy it better than when it's runny. I still can't believe my baby girl is at the point to where she is eating solids...man how time flies.

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I've also started my "eating healthy" diet. My new year's resolution every year is to get into better shape. I also last for a few weeks and then fall off the wagon. I'm hoping this year I'll actually stick to it since I need to drop this baby weight! I started on Sunday and so far I've done great. I've been eating old fashioned oatmeal with wheat toast and a strawberry banana smoothie (it's my own concoction: 1 banana, a few frozen strawberries, milk and non-fat vanilla yogurt-that's it!) for breakfast, a healthy lunch and dinner. Yesterday for lunch I had tuna fish on triscuits with fat free cottage cheese, green salad and a pear. Today I had a lean cuisine and a green salad. For dinner yesterday and today I had egg whites and wheat toast. As far as exercising, I have yet to start. I wanted to start yesterday but I just can't seem to get my body going. It's quite exhausting working, then taking care of Stella after work along with housework. I'm still feeling sleep deprived, which I'm sure that will last for a long time. I guess I just wanna give myself some time to get into my "eating healthy" routine and then start working out. I think if I rush into it I won't last. So I'm gonna take it slow.
My goals for Stella are to work on rolling over-I'm hoping she'll be able to do it all on her own by 5 1/2 months, if not sooner. I've been working on that everyday and she's getting better each day. I also want to read to her at least once a day. So mainly I want to work on Stella's development everyday.
This New Year's Eve was pretty uneventful. We just stayed home, got some yummy food-Troy had his friend Landon over and they played XBox and I stayed upstairs and played with Stella and watched TV. I was too tired to play XBox and I ended up hitting the sack at 11:30. Troy tried to wake me up right before it hit midnight, but I was out.
I'm excited for the new year and all that is to come of it. :)