Stella Times…Week 20

Dear Stella, 

You are now 20 weeks old (HFS!) and this week has been all about your legs and feet. Your legs, because I’m obsessed with dressing you in your new leggings, and your feet, because you’ve finally realized they are YOURS and you are very interested in them. 🙂 

Mmmmm…..toes! 

 LOVE those chubby little legs.

Daddy figured out that if he runs you into people so you can kick off of them that you die laughing. It’s the cutest thing in the world. 🙂

You continue to be a drool factory, and we end up going through multiple outfits a day because of it. You’re actually getting a rash on your chin and chest some days because of it. Yikes!

You definitely LOVE your Daddy. If you’re sitting in the living room, you track him with your whole head no matter where he goes. Daddy calls you his little owl. 🙂 Last Friday, we dressed you up in a Cardinals onesie you got from your “Auntie” Ann and your new baseball leggings so you would stay warm while we sat in the back yard having drinks with the neighbors after work. You are just too cute. 🙂

You adore staring at the red and white Budweiser cans. LOL
Last weekend your Mommy’s old roommate was in town, and she has a great sense of humor, so I just had to dress you in your onesie from Carlia. We laughed pretty hard (even though Mommy doesn’t believe in spankings, I have to admit, I love the onesie *grin)!
Love that raised eyebrow, as always. 🙂 
Chillin’ on the chair while I cooked dinner. This is one of my very favorite outfits on you!

I was doing laundry today, and I usually carry you in the basket up the stairs. It looks like you’re almost too big for this practice though!

After bath time, I’ll often nurse you in just your diaper and we’ll get some skin to skin time. I love staring at your perfect, soft skin…so clear that at times, it seems nearly translucent. My beautiful baby… 

12 years ago today, your 2nd cousin once removed died. I know that sounds like a crazy, long lost relative, but he and I were the same age, grew up a couple of miles apart, and he was actually one of my very best friends in the world. His baby girl was only one month old at the time (she is your 3rd cousin!). It scares me to death to think of ever losing you or having you lose me. I’m so glad you’re in my life, and I hope we get many, many years together.

I love you so much Stella,
Mommy

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22 comments

  1. she is such a beautiful little girl! the video is hilarious! what a sweet laugh. 🙂

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  2. I like a good spanking ? Naughty mommy lolCute Pics! You always give me so many ideas, TY!HS

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  3. That baseball outfit is sooooooooo cute!!!!!

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  4. Your last paragraph made me tear up!

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  5. These pics are priceless. I love the first pic and the second one of her looking at her foot like "What's that?"

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  6. Love the pictures and the spanking onesie is killing me! 🙂 Awesome.

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  7. She is so beautiful- and that onesie- ha ha! I LOVE the baby leggings too-swoon!

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  8. Those leggins are AWESOME!

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  9. What a kick ass Cardinals onesie!!And Stella and I both like to follow the red and white of Budweiser cans with our eyes….I just follow it with my hands too. So much in common already!!

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  10. Omg those leggings are out of control 🙂 I love how you put a different quilt down for each of her "Stella Times" updates 🙂

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  11. Okay, that I love a Good Spanking onesie is the best….ha ha ha!The last para caught me….And I love the bump off video of Stella and the baby!

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  12. oops…Stella and Daddy!

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  13. Those giggles! I love how babies are amused at something over and over again. Are those jeggings?? So adorable!

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  14. Your daughter is just TOO cute! Those leggings are fantastic! And that laugh…..STOP IT. Too much!I loved when Henry hit week 20 because it really seemed like his personality was starting to show. So awesome!(Seriously….so cute!)

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  15. That first picture is my FAVORITE!! Love it! All of her expressions are priceless! And that onsie? Pure awesomeness! :-)Oh, and I'm still carrying my kids around in the laundry basket, even Bud. He's damn heavy but he just LOVES it! 🙂

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  16. I remember when I first starting following your blog and you were snowboarding and going into restaurant bathrooms to give yourself a shot in the stomach! Times have certainly changed, it was all worth it, she is so beautiful! Looks pretty cozy in that laundry basket.

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  17. She is so cute! I love her little outfits.

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  18. Oh my god, love the video!! She is adorable and that laugh.. haha.. I love it!!! As always, loving all the new photos and all of her different expressions! 🙂 My husband was looking over my shoulder while I was reading this post and I said, "This is one of my favourite bloggers.. she's the one that enjoys a beer.. see (while pointing to the above beer photo).". Is it wrong that one of the things I like about you is your love of beer?! 😉

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  19. Hahaha. I love that you drink beer as well. We actually played bullshit the other night b/c of me thinking about your blog post!! LOL

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  20. I love her!

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  21. LOVED this post. She is FREAKISHLY adorable. Just love her.

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  22. I love the pic of Stella in the laundry basket!,,

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