Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Adore My Daughter

This is a thought that goes through my head so many times a day along with, "Thank you, God, for Bella." She truly is a joy. I am often struck with how quickly my kiddos are growing up, especially our little girl. I wanted to jot a couple things down for my own memory's sake.

She does this strange thing where she'll grab and pinch my elbow when I'm changing her diaper..that is, when she'll lay still.

This morning, I was laying on the floor as I went through the circulars writing out my grocery list. She grabbed one of the circulars, laid down on her belly just like me and started pointing at things on the pages. TOO cute!

She chatters all day long, baby to get it on tape.

One of the first pretend play things she did was to pick something up and place it at her ear, tilt her head as if she was talking on the phone. My boys did the same thing.

She lights up when she hears her Papi (Lawrence) greet her on the messages he sometimes leaves in the morning on our answering machine.

And, I love her smell. It's not a "bottled" smell because we can't use the fragrance-y shampoos or lotions on our babies. We all have sensitive skin. It's an authentic baby smell and it's all her. I love it. I love walking into her room and taking in the "Bella" smell.

We had her 15 month check up recently. She's a peanut..only 21.5 lbs, about the 30% for weight and 10% for height. We have shorties....with big heads. She was in the 80% for head circumference. She continues to have reflux occasionally even on 2 medications, and one can still hear her stridor pretty easily. Our ped. is willing to give her to 2 before he'll send her for any more tests. We are grateful to have some more time to pray and wait on God.


Anonymous said...

How precious she is! And just about Sammy's size. It is a treat to hear how much you are enjoying her.

dancebythelight said...

She's a cutie! I bet she gets spoiled by her brothers!

dlbmrb said...

She is so sweet. I do understand the "I Adore My Daughter"...Cause I adore mine also. There is just something special about a mom and a daughters relationship. I am so glad you are enjoying her so much...
Thanks for the comment on my blog. It helped ease my nerves some.

peg said...

what a cutie!!!! enjoy, enjoy her!!!

and thanks for the Dunkin Donuts tips! The kids and I piled in the van and got free mochas!!

miss and love you!

Zoanna said...

I adore her, too. It's so sweet to have her climb into my lap to read a book in the nursery. A treat I get only once a month, but it's worth the wait!

Zoanna said...

OH, yeh, and I also thank you for the Dunkins freebie note. I got myself an iced coffee. Then drove to McD's for Joel's lunch of a free chicken sandwich per Beth's blog post!