Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seven Months

I'm behind on my blogging.  This has been a busy month for us.  I was tempted to combine everything that happened into one post, but there are way too many pictures so I'll do separate posts.  So, this is Stella's seven months post.  I'm a couple days late.  She only got one comment on her last post, though, so I figured it wouldn't be missed for a few days anyway.  I was tempted to skip it altogether, but it's been a big month for her, so it's time to document.

In true Stella fashion, she hit another milestone right after I did her last post.  This time, she got her first tooth.  It went well.  In fact, I didn't even know she was teething until one day I noticed a little more drool and she was biting on her paci a lot instead of sucking on it.  I felt her gums the next day and sure enough, her first little tooth was just poking through.  That was about a month ago.  Sometimes now I think she might be working on her second tooth, but then sometimes I don't.  We'll see.

As I said, we've had a busy month.  Little Stella took her first long road trip.  We went out to Idaho and Utah to visit family and to be there for the baby blessing of my brother's baby.  I was pretty nervous about the trip.  I didn't know how she would do in the car for that long and I didn't know how she would do sleeping and such in a new place.  As always, she was a champ!  She did very well in the car and she slept great in her Pack n Play.  We had a good time visiting, but I have decided to save the trip for another post because there was a lot going on, including Easter.  In fact, I may have to make a separate Easter post.  I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

We also had visitors this month.  Mr. Frisby's brother and his family came to visit and we had quite the schedule of activities for the week that they were here.  We didn't take many pictures, but we did get a few of Stella's first visit to Alcatraz.  She enjoyed the tour from her Baby Bjorn and also enjoyed a great view of the city from the island.

Stella has also been trying new foods.  She does pretty well for the most part and doesn't seem too picky.  But she has her favorites - bananas, apples, sweet potatoes.  And, she has a few foods that she doesn't seem to care for.  Here's her reaction to refried beans:


The new taste and texture registers

And, that's enough of that

She sits great now and rolls all over the place, but she has yet to really start scooting or crawling.  She loves being outside and we're enjoying the lovely weather we've recently been having.  She doesn't trust the grass, though, and only wants to touch it on her terms.

Her hair continues to amaze and has gotten long enough to have a pony now.  Her hair looks a lot lighter when it's in a pony.

Evidence of her distrust of grass.  But, as a bonus, you can really see how chubby her legs are in these pics.  A couple of ladies at church were noticing her chunkiness one day and commended me on my apparent success with feeding her.  They then made the comment that this is the only time in life when being chubby is cute.  I definitely concur that her chubbiness is super cute.  As is her distrust of the grass.

She loves her daddy and I'm pretty sure he loves her.  They have fun together and she didn't even stay mad at him after he put her on the grass.

But, she remains a mama's girl.  There are still times - when she gets really tired - when even Daddy won't do.  She's happy to meet people and say hello... as long as mom is holding her.  Sometimes it gets frustrating when she won't let anyone else hold her.

But, sometimes it melts my heart.

The time flies by and our little Stella keeps growing.  She's spitting up much less now which is so fantastic.  She's learned to drink through a straw.  We tried to introduce a sippy cup to no avail.  She taught herself to drink from a straw when she started sucking her vitamins out of the dropper.  She's been perfecting the art over the last few weeks, so we ditched the sippy and now she drinks out of a straw cup.  She developed a snort laugh while on vacation and it cracks us up.  She's a happy little companion on all of my errands.  And she thinks Scout is the funniest thing.  We continue to be of the opinion that she's the cutest little thing we've ever seen (and the nice lady in San Francisco that we'd never met asking to take her picture only fueled the fire).

Happy Seven Months, Stella!


Jespersen said...

If you want to test Stella's road trip endurance - you can drive here. We'll take you anytime! She is such a doll!

Ashlee said...

I can't believe how much older she looks with her hair up in a ponytail! She's so dang cute. Obviously.

Andrea said...

Love the ponytail. Have you tried parting it for two pigtails yet?

We had a great time visiting you guys. I'm working on my posts too. :)

Dalene said...

It was so great to finally meet little Stella in person. She is even more fantastic face to face. We totally love her and only wish we lived closer so our little ones could grow up together. :-) Oh, it was awesome to see you, too, of course. :-)

Julie Sparks said...

I LOVE her snort. So Stella.

mommafriz said...

I miss that sweet little thanks for the post love the pictures.

Gordita said...

Stella is seriously adorable! I love her reaction to refried beans the best. Next time you're on temple square carve out a minute or two so I can see you and give you a great big hug!

a.b.c said...

I love reading the updates on Stella. I'm always amazed at the many things she can do. And her hair is just so cute!
Did you end up making baby food for her? I'm starting to try it, but we need a new blender.

Sharon said...

I liked her reaction to refried beans. It reminded me of Leah's reaction to spinach this morning. I chopped up a bunch for eggs and had them set out nicely, waiting to go in the pan. Leah grabbed a handful, knowing she wasn't supposed to and stuffed it in her mouth. One chomp and then, "Ahhh," while spitting it out everywhere, "Leah doesn't like that."