Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nursing Bliss and Big Boy Choo-Choo Pants

We have had quite the exciting week in our house. I have been stressed out a ton at poor little Bella's slow weight gain due to the jaundice. Thankfully the jaundice is now finally all out of her system and we have just been watching her weight gain over the past 3 weeks. The doctor had ordered us to take Bella in every week to weigh her until she could finally gain an ounce a day and I'm happy to say she finally has. The jaundice was making it hard for her to keep the weight because she was just flushing it all out of her body, but she finally gained 9 ounces this past week putting her at a nice 9 1/2 pounds. She still looks really skinny because she has also grown 2 inches in a month. But yay baby Bella. Doctor trips are now over unless it's a well-child visit. FINALLY!
Our other exciting event is we finally have our boy in his big boy pants! We have been struggling with potty training since he turned 3, which was 9 months ago. He came upstairs last Thursday and declared he wanted to sit on his hop hop ( his frog potty) and go pee pee. Well he did, and his diaper was dry. He continued this all day, not having one accident. He got to wear his big boy pants over the weekend and was so proud of himself. He's having a hard time with #2 potty, but we'll eventually get that down too. I'm just glad to have another kid out of diapers. We now only have Noah and Bella left, yay! What will I do when I have no kids in diapers, enjoy my soft hands again since I won't be washing them a ton a day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

An amazing look out our window!

Right side of the beautiful rainbow.
Left side of the beautiful rainbow.
Somewhere over the rainbow- you'll find happiness in the eyes of children who have never seen an entire rainbow from one end to another. Not to mention my husband yelling and gasping for me to come and see.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fourth of July

Sweet Bella in her 4th of July outfit.
Kaleigh and Laney in their dresses for the holiday.

The three older girls in their outfits on the way out for our festivities. We went to Evergreen Park to eat breakfast, watch a parade, and play carnival games. Unfortunately, I forgot to take anymore pictures of the day. The kids had fun. They had pancakes, eggs, and potatoes, drank juice, said hi to grandma and grandpa, then went off the play games. They won so many prizes and suckers. They had a blast. We went over to Eric's folks house for dinner and had some fun. The kids were pooped after a couple of hours so we headed home. We put the kids to bed and I heard the neighborhood fireworks and called it a day. It was busy, but we had a blast.

Bella's first month

Sweet Bella looking right at me. I just love that little face. She's gaining slowly, but at least she is now gaining. She now weighs 9 pounds. It's been slow going due to the jaundice, but the jaundice is starting to go away now. YAY!
Bella trying to make cute little cooing noises.

So precious! Sleeping like a little angel.

Wide awake and ready to play!

First time in the big tub for a lovely bath. She just loves bathtime.
Ten Things I just love about Bella Georgia
1. She loves to cuddle on my chest.
2. She has big beautiful blue eyes.
3. When she is content she purrs like a kitten.
4. Her sweet cooing noises.
5. She loves to be held and hates to be put down.
6. When I hold her she wraps her hand around my finger and doesn't let go.
7. Her softness in her face.
8. She stares at me with just love in her eyes.
9. If I try to put her down she grabs my shirt collar and doesn't let go unless I pull at her hand.
10. She's mine for all eternity!