Stella Times…33 Weeks

Hi honey! 

This has been a slightly better week than last week. You aren’t sleeping perfect, but you are sleeping SO much better than you were a week ago. I’m not sure if it’s because of changes I’ve made or because you’re feeling better or some combination of the two, but I am so thankful that we are all sleeping a bit more! Both of your front bottom teeth are fully through, but you’re still having issues being “regular,” and I know that’s causing you some discomfort. Sorry baby. 🙁

Even with the solid food issues, you are a pro at eating now days. Whether it’s holding a bottle one-handed or stuffing your face with “big people food,” (aka-baby led weaning), you do great! You’ll eat anything and everything I put in front of you, as long as you can do it yourself. Purees – not so much. I figured we would give them a shot for daycare, but nope, you want to do it yourself. I get it, I do.

Yes, that’s a huge piece of chicken, but you’re a Rockstar, and it doesn’t seem to bother you if you gnaw off a huge piece of food. Sometimes you’ll nonchalantly gag it forward, but then you’ll continue gumming/chewing it. You are such a great eater!
One-handed, showing Daddy how it’s done. 🙂

Now that you are eating more solid foods (between 1-3 meals per day, depending on our schedule), you are getting baths at least every other night, if not every night. You are SO funny in the bath. Daddy taught you how to splash, so you spend a lot of time playing with your ducks or splashing whomever of us is sitting with you.

You saw Daddy, crawling around the corner with your bath towel on his head. 🙂
Silly kids!

Last Thursday was our 4th wedding anniversary, and we spent it hanging out at the local town park together, listening to music as a family. It was so much fun!

Later that night, your cousin came into this world (feet first!). He is SO adorable, and I can’t wait for you to meet him next week when we’re in Minnesota. I was so close to my cousins while I was growing up, and I hope you will be too!

You are the light of our lives, baby girl. We love you so much.



  1. so sweet!Ca.roline came running over when she saw this post saying Baby!" and pointing at the pictures 🙂

  2. Glad to hear that sleep is getting better! Love the bath pictures – super cute!

  3. She is always smiling!!! 🙂

  4. She has go to be one of the happiest babies I have ever seen! Always a big smile. That new baby cousine is super cute as well.

  5. i can't believe how big she is now. YAY for sleeping better and having both teeth finally in! she is such a beauty!

  6. So glad she is sleeping better…you must be thrilled! She is gorgeous!

  7. What sleeping changes have you made? Even though Lyla is a sleeping champion compared to Gracie, I'm still terrified she's going to get bad like her sister. So I'm always filing away good tips :)That last pic is precious!

  8. She is such a perfect little angel 🙂 CANT WAIT to see her in a week!!!

  9. Glad the sleeping has gotten better. Maybe now that the teeth are in her sleep will get even better? I love her smiles in all of these, she is like the happiest baby ever!

  10. That starting contest with Daddy just kills me.Hello little baby cousin!

  11. Great to hear that she is sleeping a bit better! Hope it keeps up… or gets even better! 😉 2 teeth!! Yay! What a big girl. I love the bath photos and how cute she looks goofing off with her Daddy. Daddy and daughter things just melt my heart! Also loving how much she is loving that chicken!!

  12. I love the big grin! I think getting the teeth through really helps with the sleeping, or it seems to be that way for us. It looks like she is doing just fine without teeth gnawing on chicken! Sweet, big girl:]

  13. I love bath time photos – how cute! She sure seems to be happy!I hate the "gagging it forward" thing that they do with their food. It scares the heck out of me – but it's never been a problem. You're right – they do know what to do. I find that miraculous!

  14. Oh Stella, you are too adorable. You keep eating and sleeping for your mommy- those are such huge gifts to her!

  15. Great pictures! She's such a big girl now!!

  16. Stella is going to love reading her updates one day. What a cool baby book!

  17. So cute! I love hearing about her eating. Yes, big people food makes our little babies MUCH dirtier… Just found a broccoli flower thing in Alex's ear…

  18. Man, she just looks more and more like her dad!

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