Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bella - 10 Months

Bella has had a very eventful past two months; full of new developments and illnesses that have kept me and Paul on our toes.
She has gone from her military style crawl to full crawling to pulling herself up on furniture; and now she is feeling adventurous hanging on and moving along the furniture.
She will wave to friendly faces or to a light fixture; and her favorite word right now is Jaida, the name of one of her cousins. She is also working on Jo Jo for Josi.

She just couldn't kick a cold which culminated in 3 days of high fever. This very sad looking picture is when she had a high fever. The following picture shows that, even though she was sick, she was trying to keep in good spirits. Last week she had to have a chest x-ray which showed very early signs of pneumonia. But we're a week into the antibiotics and she is doing so much better.
The infant chest x-ray contraption was a sight in of itself; but Bella was a trooper and handled it like a champ. I tried to be strong, too.

Last week she began to put her food in her mouth with her fingers; so cute to watch her pick up the food and help if make its way to the mouth. When it arrives, she sucks on it and her fingers for a few seconds before releasing the food.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day - Ready to go fishin'

We want to wish all of our fathers and grandfathers a very happy Father's Day! We're thinking of you all and miss you and love you.
Bella is ready to go fishing with her daddy.

Fun note: The toy in this picture is the first gift she received. It is "my first tackle box" given to her by her Nana Susan. Thanks, Nana!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bella - 5 Months

Hello! Yes. It has been a month since the last blog entry with pictures. I had hoped to post sooner but just didn't make it happen. But I have some cute new pictures for this one.
Bella and I will be making an exciting visit to Idaho this weekend. We're going for Mother's Day and to spend time with family from out of town. We're very excited to see all of you. And thank you "K" and "S" for making the long trip for the visit.
I will share pictures and stories on another post. We hope you're all doing well. :) Cheers!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Hello and Happy Easter! Bella and I played outside yesterday and enjoyed the spring flowers. I thought I would share some pictures of just how much she enjoyed them.

Bella trying to smell the flowers.
But instead getting a whif of the fresh spring air.

She's trying to pick the flowers.

Oops! She got caught.
Yesterday, Bella rolled over from her back to her tummy. She first rolled over from her tummy to back at the end of her second month. The rolling over has not been consistent yet, but it sure changes the game of mobility. More fun to come.
Oh, and also, she isn't sitting up on her own yet, this is just a chair for helping her since she's strong enough to hold up her head. She tolerates the chair long enough for me to take a few pictures.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and an enjoyable spring.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bella's 1st Blog - 4 Months Old

Welcome to Bella's 1st Blog. This blog is for all of our wonderful family and friends so Paul and I may easily keep you updated on Bella and the family.

Bella Rose is growing so quickly! She was born on December 1, 2008 in Portland, OR (the Rose City). These pictures were taken when she was 3 and 1/2 months.

I had hoped to get this blog up and going sooner but it just didn't happen. Not too late, though. There are many more adventures to come. And I will keep the pictures and stories coming as they happen.