Friday, December 11, 2009


Our Bella is so sweet (even though she won't sleep for more than 3 hours at a time - grrr)! She is doing so much and growing so much!

Here are just a few of the new developments:
  1. She knows her name when we call her.
  2. She pulls herself up on ANY and EVERY thing: laundry basket, storage totes, bookshelves, rocking chair, ottoman, couch, paper shredder (!), etc.
  3. She loves to be with us EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME.
  4. She claps.
  5. She does "all done" in sign language.
  6. She waves (backwards, but it still counts!).
  7. She eats "Level 3" solid baby food.
  8. She wears 9 mos clothing.
  9. She eats paper (not a positive development, but funny)!
  10. She plays peek-a-boo by holding up a blanket or something over her eyes and waiting for us to say "peek-a-boo."
  11. She CRAWLS!!! The old Army scoot is a thing of the past. And she's FAST!
  12. She holds her own bottle. This has just happened in the last couple of days, and we are thrilled about it! No more "I'm-gonna-put-my-hands-behind-my-head-while-you-feed-me" pose.
  13. When she wants to stand up, she looks for our hands because she knows we'll stick out a finger that she can grasp. When she's grasped one finger, she looks to our other hand for the other finger and then hoists herself up.

It's a really fun time in our lives, and she is such a blessing.


Anonymous said...

what a nice list of accomplishments! Bella is such a wonderful child, and we all love her so much! Bella has 2 of the best people,for parents. The Lord has truly blessed! We love you, Mom and Dad k.

hezzzy said...

God bless your little angel & all her wonderful accomplishments. It's all happening sooo fast! She's absolutely angelically gorgeous in that red velvety dress. Kisses & hugs galore to her & mamma & daddy. xoxoxo

Adventures and Good Times! said...

Wow! She is growing up so fast! She has changed a lot! We can't wait to see her. We were talking about her the other day when we saw some little dresses. Wilman commented, "Bella is going to wear one like that to our wedding!" We love her and you all! She does look so much less babylike in that red dress! Love, Uncle Jojo and Uncle Wilman

Anonymous said...

What a darling dress! Ohhhhhhh, what a doll!Love holding our dolly
girl! Love Mom and Dad K.

hezzzy said...

Hold her & give her special lovins for me, too! xo

The O'Shaughnessys said...

She's over-qualified for nearly 3/4's of the jobs at the paper. Is she looking for work? How does "President of the Company" sound?