Happy belated Memorial Day!


This Memorial Day we spent eating BBQ with John’s parents and grandfather!  Harper enjoyed herself!

And as you can see below- SO DID NINA!

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She LOVES paw-paw’s mustache!

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She was REALLY interested in the things that Boom-pa had…like his hat and his drink!  yahoo!

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After all that grub and fun we went car shopping for John.  He says he NEEDS a bigger vehicle.  🙂

Then we all went home for a family nap…WELL…My TWO babies fell asleep.

What did I do when I noticed I was the only one awake?  I GOT THE HELL OUTTA DODGE!!!!!

True story.  Grabbed my keys and RAN!  To publix.  They didn’t even know I was gone.  But it was a lovely shopping trip since I had room for groceries with no baby in the buggy!!

I came home to make squash casserole (fresh from Nina’s garden),

spicy shrimp kabobs, texmati rice, AND………… a little thing called blueberry grund.  Weird name…good taste.  It’s sort of like a pot cooked blueberry cobbler!  Yummy.

That is all.

Love,

Bell

 

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HAPPY 1/2 YEAR BIRTHDAY!!!


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It’s happening.  That newborn amnesia.  I can’t even remember what she was like at 6lbs 5 ounces!!!  I would’ve never imagined shed be this mobile, THIS SOON, when I first brought her home.  When she first came home she was like a little pile of mashed potatoes.  MUSHY.  I loved it.  She was my smooshy little bunny.  NOW she’s my kicking, rolling, sitting, and pseudo-crawling monkey!!

NEW THINGS FROM THIS MONTH:

  • If I hand her the binky a certain way, she will put it in her mouth and leave it there!  wahoo!
  • She is SO close to legit crawling.  She can get up on all fours and rock back n forth as if she is gearing up to go full speed!  Her arms are just not cooperating…AS USUAL!
  • She can sit up without support for longer periods, but still needs help after a while!
  • She can hold her bottle to feed herself much longer than she ever has!  She held it and ate throughout a WHOLE diaper change yesterday!  TEAMWORK!
  • She makes a lot of sounds that sound like daddy.  I keep telling myself it’s an accident.  No LEGIT words yet.  We are practicing all day though!!!
  • She eats stage 2 baby foods like a pro!  Her favorites are the chicken kind in any brand!  She still doesn’t like bananas or prunes!  Even when they’re mixed with the food she likes! 
  • She is still fascinated by her toes!
  • She has started to display an emotion I’m not too fond of.  FEAR.  I absolutely HATE it.  HATE!!!!!  It hurts my heart when I hear the cry she makes when she feels afraid.  She’s done it a handful of times and the cry is so distinct and full of fright!  UGH  I just want to take it away from her!  She will do it if she is put down too fast and thinks she’s fallen, or if a stranger approaches too fast for her, or if she thinks something is going to fall on her,….oh and the occasional dog bark will scare her too.  Usually with the dog barking I can go ahead and make sure she is looking at my face to know she is safe and nip it in the bud.
  • She is entertained by the TV.  This is glorious.  If I find an extra interesting show, she will be entertained long enough for me to make lunch or do a load of laundry!  She doesn’t stay glued to it for much longer than that- but it’s enough!  
  • She’s taken a special liking to MY BLANKIE.  I am working on breaking that…because….well I NEED IT!!!  LOL 

I was just thinking the other day back to my pregnancy and how I never got to touch her, smell, her or kiss her back then…and how sweet it is to have her here in the flesh!  I never imagined how great I would feel here with her!  We are so LUCKY!!!  We have such a perfect and HAPPY baby! 

 

Love,

Bell

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Bumpy Travels


Believe it or not…traveling with a baby is NOT as easy as some of my friends and family had previously tried to convince me. In fact consider yourself flipped the “double bird”.

The only thing that eased the crying was a big ole ice cream cone from McDonalds! 🙂

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The trip home wasn’t as bad, but the trip there wasn’t good at all! It seemed like she screamed three hours of our 8 hour trip. Not a bad ratio in general terms…but bad when you’re on the receiving end! Oh well. Lesson learned. We won’t be doing that anytime soon again!

BUT she did learn how to put her binky in her mouth! PRODIGY CHILD. DUH.

We made it to Florida (John’s sister’s house) around 4am. (I know, right.)

Everyone was super excited and even got Harper super excited…AT 4 AM!!!! lol She had a total meltdown when we let her know it was time to actually sleep after she was awoken to so much excitement! Rough night/morning!

The next day was spent mingling at the beach and later on mingling with some new friends. Harper was a good girl almost the whole trip minus the initial freak out of course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last day was spent at Simon’s parent’s home- which was amazing! We saw lots of baby deer, neat artifacts, stunning views, and even armadillo hunting!!! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s great to be home in my own bed, and Harper in her own familiar crib!

Love,

Bell

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New things, new fun!


Today was as eventful as most days. We were up bright and early at 8am. A lovely breakfast was prepared for her highness. I tried to get some online business done while she transported herself around the room with a mixture of almost-crawls and complete rolls until she got to my location. Baby gates here we come!!!

She got a new Bumbo cover that is cute as the dickens! So that possibly, JUST POSSIBLY, I won’t have to scrape baby food off of it EVERY time she eats if I forget to do it on the spot. And hey, it’s cute! She was overly excited to be in the new and improved bumbo. Seems to suit her fanny fine.

 

 

 

THEN she got to discover her first two sippy cups! I’ve been reading that now is the time to introduce them. She doesn’t understand completely, but lets be real, she’s a genius and she will probably have it down pat by next week!

Today I was super pumped about reading her bedtime story to her! THE LORAX!!! It’s been sold out of stores since the movie was released…but today I finally found a copy! She was even able to look at it in her LORAX ONESIE (of course she threw up on it 10 minutes after wearing) from target! She’s such a book worm.

Tomorrow we will embark on a fun journey to see her Aunt, Uncle, and cousins! I’m sure she will have a blast and will get lots of attention! We are going to ATTEMPT to keep her on her normal schedule, but that’s hard when you are out of town and have lots of distractions from her normal routine.

Hope everyone is having a good day!

Love,
Bell

The down low on the weekend


I need to back track. How did I NOT post about our weekend!?!?

Friday night was just a regular old night. Which is good. I like regular nights. I like being at home. It feels like ….well, being at home!! 🙂 After not doing much of anything we put the baby to rest after a nice book reading session. She’s so into it.

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Saturday I had to bid farewell to my best friend of Birmingham, Karen! :*( Sad. But she won’t be too far away…so hopefully we will see each other again soon!! After that, Harper allowed me to get my nails done by sitting quietly watching the nail salon’s fish tank. GOOD GIRL! Last time we went, it took about 5 nail techs to entertain her. 🙂

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Saturday night was spent at the local Home Depot returning dead plants and arguing over a lemon tree. One lemon tree later we were in bed early. The good life.

BUT Sunday was a whole different story! We woke up bright and early to a whining Harper. I hobbled to her crib, grabbed her and brought her back to bed with us. That wasn’t happening. Those were the OLD TIMES. When she would go BACK to sleep with us in the morning. No more of that!! So we get all gussied up for our friend’s little girl’s baptism.

LUCKILY…we got there an hour early by mistake and had an impromptu park day!

Harper wasn’t so sure about the Hippo…

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But she liked the giraffe…

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ESPECIALLY WHEN DADDY LIFTED HER SUPER HIGH!!!

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Then she was pretty pleased with the playground’s baby swings…

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And fairly excited about the slides!

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And then she learned how to drive.

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After all the fun, we all went to the beautiful baptism and both babies were pretty quite except for a couple prayers they cooed during the middle of it! 🙂 It was like they were talking to each other from across the church!

This is Lily right before she got to be splashed! 🙂 So cute!!

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Hope everyone else had a successful weekend as well!

-Bell

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Teen Mom Rant


I keep seeing posts on facebook about how MTV’s show “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” are promoting teen pregnancy.  They say that now, girls want to obtain the same fame that the cast of the show have by getting pregnant on purpose.  That’s such a crock of crap.  A friend of mine informed me of a research paper she recently did showing that in the past couple years teen pregnancy has declined.  So all of you that think MTV is to blame for so many teen pregnancies -SUCK IT.

It’ s a show that lets other young women see how hard, heart breaking, and lonely teen pregnancy can be.  The 16 & Pregnant casts don’t get paid I don’t believe (but the teen mom casts do now), so I’m not really sure why they even put themselves out there, but I do know that they would be pregnant whether MTV existed or not.  That’s just the world we live in today.

I come to the thought of :  Would I let my daughter watch these shows when she is a teenager?  YES.  They really do show how hard it is to have a teenage life while raising a newborn.

I love watching the first group of girls from 16 & Pregnant (Now, Teen Mom).  You tell me that if you were offered 75 grand per season to let a film crew follow your young family around that you would say no.  I sure as heck wouldn’t!  This gives them great opportunities to have a home on their own and to attend school without worrying about a full time job.  It is a good thing for their children!  These girls are realizing they should’ve made better decisions, but what was done is done, and now they are having great opportunities to speak to other young girls about abstinence.  Sure, they obtain a little fame.  But the season I watch the most take care and love their children, MTV can’t alter that- it’s plain as day.

What made me think of this is a little photo I saw today criticizing Maci Bookout for getting implants.  They posted the before and after picture and said “I don’t see why girls do this to themselves”.

A.  Why are her plastic titties any of your business to share online if you aren’t friends with her?

B.  She deserves to do things that make her feel good.  If this is it, and she can afford it, do it!

C. Getting implants doesn’t alter your ability to be a parent.  I do pretty well for myself. 🙂

D.  Review your own decisions of how you alter your own body before judging others for altering theirs.

C.  She looks beautiful in both pictures that were shown!

Maci, if you’re out there:  Just know Bell has your back.  You already know you have haters so I’m sure you’ve learned how to just ignore them!

 

That is all.

 

Love,

Bell

 

 

At least you share the same interests as me!


CATS! 🙂 At the risk of sounding like that crazy cat lady…I LOVE CATS!!!

Today we went to Auntie-Kay’s to meet her two newest kittens! Harper had lots of fun…and let’s be real, SO DID I!!! I briefly thought about strapping one in the car seat with Harper before I left.

Here’s what part of our day consisted of:

 

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My incompetent thumb


Well, it didn’t take long for my black kiss of death entwined in the roots of my new garden. 5 days to be precise.

 

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I just wasn’t blessed with the green thumb. I’ll keep trying. And I’m sure the ladies at Home Depot will look at my dead plants in amazement every time I return dead things.

 

This time I even went crazy and bought a lemon tree. I know it’s random. But so am I. And I like me.

I also took some time to try out a few new to me gadgets today. I mowed our entire lawn AND trimmed our shrubs. I’ve never trimmed a shrub. The only thing I can compare it to is a when I sheared my cat and made him appear to have the mange since I skipped a few spots. Sure, they’re looking more shapely…but there are a few bald spots now! 🙂

Here are some befores and and afters of my gardening fun. I want to make our yard look great, but it’s so hard! Physically it’s hard in general sometimes because of the heat and the stooping. My hips kill. Thanks child bearing. Hopefully I can finish our front gardens in the next couple of weeks so that it looks presentable!

Below me are some before and after photos.  Just took a little trim! 🙂

 

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Upper management


Until my computer cooperates you’ll see more posts from my phone. These posts generally include many typos so please excuse me!

Today was nice even though I had a fussy baby for the most part of it!

Harper got her first rides in a real shopping cart!!! She LOVED it! She’s still so little I have to hold her so she doesn’t fall over.

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After buying lots of flowers I headed home and planted them under the supervision of upper management of course.

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Here are some of the things we planted :

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One tantrum later I was even mowing the front yard! Go me.

Too much excitement in one day!
Night!!!
-bell

Life’s a beach


I know I fell off the map again. Typical. But let me catch you up to speed.

Last week John, Harper Mack, and I drove down to the beach to spend some QT with some of my family! There was lots of yummy grub, lots of yummy sweet tea drinks (Thanks Dana Ray), and lots of attention for Harper.

Possibly too much. Because now we are home. Without all the attention of 15 adults. Now it’s just me. Clearly I’m not enough because she’s been angry at me almost non stop for 3 days. I would SAY that it has a little something to do with this little show:

We finally proved that she doesn’t hate her uncle Colten!! Big steps! He was the THIRD PERSON IN THE WORLD TO MAKE HER GIGGLE!

We already knew she loves Auntie McKenzie!!

Ihave a friend and a few family members who tell me what their child hated…and I always hope that mine doesn’t have that reaction to whatever the situation is. This past week I was so scared she would hate the beach…but apparently my jacuzzi batheez time with her every other day has paid off. Because…drumroll please…SHE LOVED THE OCEAN! It was presh.

Here are some picture of our first family vacay!

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Have a good week!

Love,

Bell

My Mother’s Day Tangent


Today is Mother’s Day.

Everyone keeps saying it’s my first Mother’s Day.  But I was a mother last year.  So lets call it my SECOND Mother’s Day.

Now that is settled.

What is weird about this year is feeling the unshakeable almost painful love I have for Harper.  I look at her every single day and am so scared for her to grow up even though I am excited when she does ANYTHING new!  This world is so scary!  I can’t imagine even her first scraped knee.  It’s going to hurt her AND me.  How do I hold it together?  How will she be if I am the one who cries when she hurts herself!!??  John has told me the story of an awful car wreck he was in when he was about 12 years old SEVERAL times.  I say several…but maybe he’s only done it a few times.  BUT it seems like several times because every time he has EVER told it I have either been pregnant or actually have a baby in the real world.  He always talks about how his mother had to see him in the wrecked car that he was stuck in for hours.  He tells me how his mother heard him screaming during procedures.  I can’t even imagine.  I never ask her about how she felt because I don’t even want to know…my heart hurts for how she felt during those times just imagining how it was!!!   I was TERRIFIED he would get into another car accident my WHOLE pregnancy.  I was afraid of a lot of things, but that was probably in the top 3 things I was scared of.  I know that was pregnancy brain….BUT NOW I HAVE MOMMY BRAIN!  I think I am currently going to take out all of our savings to build Harper an un-crushable bubble that she has to be in when she leaves the house.  I can’t help but wonder if this fear of her getting hurt will EVER go away!  Does John’s mom have anxiety about her kids and cars now?  I think I’ll ask her…  ORRRR…she will read this and call me to tell me about it 😉

Look.  I went off on a tangent.  Go me.

Today was great.  We got up a little early…and went back to bed.  All three of us together for another hour.  Then it was up to get ready for a fun outing!  John took myself, Harper, his mom, and his dad to Silvertron Cafe.  They have brunch.  The place looks shabby.  It doesn’t look like a place with good grub.  But by George they have the BEST steak with hollendaise sauce topping.  I like to refer to it as Jesus sauce.  It’s heavenly.  We waited an hour to get the delish Jesus sauce.  Worth it.  Totally worth it.  I was even allotted 3 sides of it to take home for my own steaks!  The place also has some pretty bangin’ 3$ raspberry mimosas.  Satisfied customer.

We left there and went straight to the mall for my mother’s day present!  Let me be clear… I do not NEED a single thing.  Nothing.   I HAVE EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING’S ACCESSORY.  But…I’ve had my eye on Bethenny Frankel’s new best selling book.  If you know me, you know I love Bethenny.  Love her.  Want to be her.  Want to be as funny, pretty, skinny, loving, and ridiculous she is.  Well, maybe I don’t want to be her, but you get the point.  I’m on chapter 3 and so far I feel like I could read cover to cover.  I’ll let you know if it’s just THAT good or….if I just love Bethenny.    I also scored a couple of other neat finds in the book store:  A book called “Heaven is For Real” and “Some Assembly Required”.  “Heaven is for Real” is a faith based book and I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about it.  “Some Assembly Required” is about a mother watching her son raise a new son of his own.  I picked it up and figured it would be a good book to read, then pass along to John’s mother!  (If it’s good.)

On the way out of the bookstore…I came upon the most wonderful shirt in life.  It was fate.  Just meant to be.  See below.  If you like Big Bang…you’re dying for this shirt right now.  Books a Million, folks.  Go there.  RUN.  NOW.

John put the baby down for me tonight instead of my nightly routine of her fighting me for sleep.  Thank you very much.  I was even able to grieve him into changing more diapers today than normal. 😉

But anyways… in the spirit of Mother’s Day…

Things I love about my Mom:

  • She is thoughtful.
  • She thinks of others before herself.
  • She has a genuinely kind heart.
  • She loves animals.  (I definitely took after her on that one!!!)
  • She loves me unconditionally (trust me, I’ve done some pretty jacked up things and she still loves me)
  • She loves John.
  • She loves her Grand Daughter with everything she has.
  • She is talented.  She can make a great pair of earrings in the blink of an eye, crochet like a maniac, and is a computer whiz.
  • She gave me a nice butt.  Lets face it, my dad doesn’t have an A**.  🙂  I’ve always been blessed in the booty department.
  • She is open minded.
  • She trusts my decisions.
  • She isn’t afraid of my driving anymore.  (I don’t think.)  if she is…then…
  • She is a great actress.  lol

I Love her and am grateful for her rearing me.  🙂  Even when I was a butt to her.

Here’s to all the mommas, baby’s mommas, and baby’s momma’s mommas.  I am for reaaaaaaaaaaaalll!

I just broke out into song.  It’s time for this post to end.

Happy Mother’s Day,

Bell

Pure Barre Progress note.


So I have been attending Pure Barre of Birmingham (the 280 location) for my 3rd month now. I hadn’t previously gone like I should’ve! I would go 2-3 times a week. BUT this past week I have gone 5 days in a row, skipped Friday, and then my 6th class this week was today!

My friend raved about Pure Barre, and how much it had changed her life. So…of course I was interested after just having had a baby 3 months prior!! SO, I got my butt off the couch and signed up for my first month at a special rate of 100$ unlimited! It was hard. Probably because I seriously haven’t done one activity involving muscles during the 9.5 months of pregnancy! I’ve always hated working out, really. Going to this place was a huge step.

During my first class… I looked like an idiot (I think I probably even fell over at some point)…but now I could do 75% of the workout with my eyes closed while the instructor talks the class through it! The day after my first class…
I felt like..well…I HAD BEEN IN A HEAD ON COLLISION IN MY NISSAN CUBE. 🙂

But I trucked on and came again the next day …and eventually, made it a part of my weekly routine.

I have noticed many changes in my body. Mainly my butt. They really should call Phedra Parks and make sure that she knows that her “Donkey Booty” workout might be violating Pure Barre’s copy rights! I already have a big butt. Almost always have. After the baby, it was out of control. Correction-IT IS OUT OF CONTROL. Almost every class, I notice my “Donkey Booty” is bigger than everyone else’s!! Actually, I’m usually the biggest person in each class. I look around at a room full of girls that are beautifully shaped, toned, and glowing and think to myself “If they got this way from this class, by gosh- I’m going to keep coming!!

I’ve also noticed a big improvement in my scoliosis pain. My back has killed me since high school, and especially so during pregnancy!! But now, NONE. Seriously. I must have strengthened my back muscles enough to better support my spine. Go me. (well, actually, go pure barre Birmingham!)

Now, when I get in my car and hear some snazzy music I find myself “tucking” the whole way. I feel like I need to suggest “the wobble” song for one of our workout singles! HAHA actually I wish they had a ghetto playlist. Pretty soon, I won’t be able to listen to “those” songs when miss Harper can understand English!

I love walking in and hearing “hey bell” from the instructors. I like that During the unbearable burning at the end of a workout I’ll hear “Ladies, only 30 seconds…you can do anything for 30 seconds!!!” I must admit there are some instructors I try to avoid. I’m sure they’re someone else’s favorite, just not mine…maybe because I haven’t given them enough of a chance to get to know me. I’m more shy in class than in real life (and more ratty looking) for some reason! I like the girls at night that remember my correct name, that constantly motivate me, that will physically correct me when I need help (because I’ll admit-sometimes I look like a dying fish floppin’ around on the studio floor), and i love the girls who act like the genuinely care. I’ve noticed that some don’t provide me with this special coddling.:) They just have a different style of teaching, and that’s fine! Clearly it works well for others, because I know they all get full classes! My favorite instructors at the 280 location are : Laura Lou, Amy, Anna, and Christin. (There is one other cute blonde girl I can’t remember and I’m kicking myself for forgetting right now!)

The only cons I can see so far with these classes are that some exercises hurt my hips. I assume that’s because I had a baby not long ago. That’s fine, I can skip those few exercises and stretch during that time, or only do the part of the exercise that doesn’t hurt! The other con is that the prices are way too high. I have invited SEVERAL(9 or 10) friends, all of whom can’t attend because it’s just too expensive. I was told that they would work with me on a lower price when i was short on cash one month, however I didn’t really find anyone who would try to help to the extent I needed. With a normal income, this place is NOT practical. If you have a college ID you can get the lowest rate of 100$ a month. That is fine for me. But there is NO way I could afford the 175$ price advertised. I also wish they would advertise their student discounts more openly. I’m sure it wasn’t on purpose, but nobody ever mentioned that to me until I was probing for any kind of deal they could work out for my low budget! I know they are hell bent on their prices, but seriously, if lowered, I bet they would make up for it in an increase of new customers who couldn’t previously afford the package! I have a couple of friends who go to a different location and they also agree that the150-175$ price isn’t worth the class.

I also wish they had later classes on fridays Satudays! On Fridays, John isn’t home to watch the baby until after five-so I can’t attend Friday classes normally. On Sundays I am up at 3 am with a baby every night so it’s a rush to drive out there at 8:30 to make the 9:45 class when I’m exhausted from being up with the baby! 🙂

Here are some of my belly improvements. I’m being brave here. Really brave. I’ve only shown a FEW people these.

(the last day I was pregnant!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Day of delivery -BIG from fluids!! yuck!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2 Days after delivery- I still looked pregnant!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(About 2 Weeks after delivery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Same day below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2 Months after delivery) This is around when I started hitting up Pure Barre 280!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4 Months after delivery)

(You can’t even see my c section scar it’s so low!)

(Present Day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My scar isn’t nearly as bad as I had been imagining before I ever got it!

Again…BRAVE photo.

 

This reminds me…I need to stop for some maderma to lighten the scar!

Stay tuned,

Bell

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Are you my mother?


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Strikingly similar?  Shall we WRITE books instead of reading so many?!

 

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Love,

Bell

 

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This will eventually go under the dear harper tab.


Dear Harper,

This past week, you turned 5 months old!

You consistently make us say “WOW she is advanced!!!”.

I know…every parent says this…but you REALLY are advanced!!! You’ve been tripodding a whole month sooner than most babies! AND you want to stand so bad! Most babies don’t want to do that until they are 6 months! See? A D V A N C E D.

Last month the pediatrician told me that I needed to start teaching you how to eat baby food. She said it wasn’t about nutrition at this point, just getting you to learn how to do it. I sort of slacked off on this because you’ve been getting a lot of breast milk recently and well…we’ve got a good thing goin’! But this week I have only let you eat big girl food 3 times…and you’re a pro. At first, I was skeptical. Every time I’d shove it in…you’d SHOVE IT BACK OUT!

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I figured you were just too new at it to know how it works. But I think you just didn’t care too much for the food. I bought you some delicious “turkey dinner” and “broccoli mix” baby food today and you barely spit ANY out!!! You just have sophisticated tastes! You ate 1/4 of one of the jars! Image

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You also like eating “Baby Mum Mums”. They’re a little rice husk treat that dissolve in your mouth. Yea it looks pretty gross. But you like it, and that’s all that matters!! You like to eat your snack and watch TV! The Mommy and The Daddy like to do that too! 🙂

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You like your Uncle Colten a lot…but he only comes around during the “witching hour” 🙂  So he thinks you don’t like him.  Or that you only want to poop on him and yell at him.  But we know that’s not true!  You were happy when he let you walk around on the table last week!  He actually looks like he’s having all the fun!

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You’ve also started to like the teething toys you have! We don’t think you are teething yet, but you do like these doo-dads!

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One of your favorite things is of course reading with The Mommy or The Daddy. You really like to watch the pages as we read to you!

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You even help The Mommy put new clean white sheets on her bed! 🙂

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Here are some other things that you seem to be into this month:

  • You reach for your bottle because you know you’re about to be fed!
  • You LOVE deer park waters. LOVE THEM. Even more than the toys that The Mommy picks out for you.

  • You have reached out when being picked up a FEW times. I can’t figure out if it’s a fluke or if you mean to do it!
  • You can consistently roll over both ways.
  • You are always looking for Me or The Daddy when only one of us is holding you. You just like to have us both at the same time!

(You’ve also made sounds that sound like “mama” twice) I wish I could believe you meant to!!! 🙂

Every single day I look at you and can’t imagine how I ever lived without you. How I could ever think of things without thinking about you first. Now you’re all I can ever think about sometimes! Sometimes I’ll forget what I’m doing when I start to think about you! You are so lucky…EVERYONE loves you! Even strangers love to talk to you and make you smile! You make The Daddy and I so happy! There is nothing in the world you could ever do to make our love go away. We will always LOVE you!

Kisses,

The Mommy

 

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