its offical

my bela is the walking girl! she isnt crawling at all anymore. she is still kinda shaky and looks a bit like frankenstein, but she is getting better everyday.


mama night

last night my mom took bela for the night and i went out for dinner and drinks with joanna. we were out celebrating my birthday, which was december 19th, that shows you how often this mama gets out of the house for adult time! we had a great time, as always, just chatting and hanging out. i miss times like that, being able to just go out without worrying about having to be responsible mama. although i missed my bela every minute of the night. now i am at work, a bit groggy and sleepy, but it was all worth it. i cant wait to see bela now though, being away from her for this long is tough, but i know i need it every once in a while.


so many boys

two of our good friends and two other boys are moving in to the other side of our duplex. they all came over yesterday to get the keys and sign the lease etc. bela was so overwhelmed she didnt know what to do, she seriously loves boys.


today we are going to oma and grandpas to hang out and sleep over! yippee!


all good

bela is fine, no more throwing up. thanks goodness. also i have totally been slacking on pictures, the reason for this is that i cant find the cord to charge my camera. i will work on that this weekend.


more sicky

so today bela is sick still/again. she threw up this morning, i feel just awful for her because i think throwing up is just about the worst thing ever. i wish i could go get her, but my coworker is off today and i have no one really to cover for me. ugh. i am going to see if i can at least leave early to be with her, poor pukey baby.


our resolutions

happy new year! i never make new years resolutions because i know i will just break them. i decided this year that i am gonna give it a try. so here goes.
mamas resolutions: cut down on sugar and junk, join a gym with a daycare so i have no reason not to go (does anyone know of one?), learn to sew, perfect my knitting skills, get back into reading. i guess i must think i have a lot of free time, or just time wasted in front of the tv.
belas resolutions: master the art of walking, learn some new words other than kitty baby and bang, grow some more teeth, not be so wiggly during bedtime books.
ok, so lets see how we do for 2007!!


2 things

we are going to cincinnati for the weekend!! cant wait!! and equally as important, bela is so on her way to mastering this walking thing. she took many many steps yesterday. at one point she walked from me to chris and then did a u turn and came back to me. big big girl.


babys first...

ear infection! i am such a bad mama, i didnt even know. yesterday mama chris mentioned that she was tugging at her ear a bit. also she woke up with a bit of a froggy voice and a cough that morning, but i figured its the season. this morning i had to take bela to the doctor anyhow for flu shot part 2. i mentioned the cough and the ear thing to the nurse and we quickly found out that bela had a fever and an ear infection. for a baby who loves having her ears cleaned, she did not like the doctor putting the scope in her ear. i actually had to hold her down while she screamed so he could take a look. so now she is on antibiotics and mama is working from home today, rather unproductively.


party girl!

brett and i went to patricks annual new years eve party this year. last year we took bela along, but this year we left her with my parents. they also went to a party at a friends house. my little party girl bela stayed up until midnight! she was the life of the party, of course, and just a little bundle of entertainment all night. i am sure she was out like a light when they finally got her home and in bed though. even though she didnt go to bed until about 12:30, she was still up at 6:30. its like clockwork. my mom put her for a nap at 10 and she slept for 3 hours! I picked her up around 2 and we headed home. brett had the day off and so we all got to spend the day together. at about 4, bela turned into the demon seed. i thought her head was going to start spinning around. she was so tired that i couldnt get her to do anything, even eat and bela is the eating queen. i put her in the tub at 5 and she was content for a bit. i was able to hold her off until 6, but i had to give in at that point and put her to bed. she fell asleep in my arms while eating a bottle within minutes. she slept straight through until 7 the next morning and woke up refreshed! we made it through! i am glad though that she had a good time, i guess its fine every once in a while for the girl to have a party night!

christmas after

bela had a wonderful second christmas!! of course in true baby bela princess style had a pretty dress for both christmas eve and christmas day! she was not old enough to enjoy the first one, she slept through most of it i am sure. this year she was opening presents and playing with a lot of paper. on christmas eve, bela and i went over to my parents house early to hang out and get in the way. my moms family celebrated at my parents house and there are a lot of people. bela and i had to met brett at his dads house later, after he got off work. we ended up having to leave my parents house just as the guests were arriving. we had so much fun with bretts family though, bela got to play with her cousin hailey. at thanksgiving, hailey was not a big fan of bela, she seemed pretty scared of her, but on christmas they were great together! we got back to my parents house around 7, bela was tired, but stayed up until 8:30. she is not quick to go to bed if she knows that people are around to oggle her. christmas day of course brought delicious eats with the ladies k. and plenty of family fun. we are so lucky to have such great friends and family!
she got so much stuff, clothes, toys, books... stuff. we have been having lots of fun playing with new toys! although most of them are still in packages at this point though, the one thing we didnt get was a toy box. we desperately need one. well two would be cool actually. a certain someone is going to attempt to build one for her. i have high hopes! anyhow, christmas was tons of fun and i know it will only get better next year! i think her favorite toy right now is her cabbage patch kid newborn, its a small size of the original and came with a little car seat. she has been carrying her around since christmas, mostly by her feet.
hopefully being a mama will help me to appreciate christmas more, although i am not sure i will ever come around with the christmas music.