Bella moods

Sweet: When Bella wakes up screaming and I go to get her. And she continues screaming as I pick her up. But then as I turn, she sees the San Damiano crucifix I just hung over her crib and points at it. (Did I mention her new thing is pointing?) and says sweetly, “Sheesus.” Yes, dear. That’s Jesus.

“Jesus” is her new favorite word, though. It caught on Sunday at mass when I pointed to Him during the consecration and she pointed with me. And leaned her head against my arm and stared at the altar. So I started pointing at the crucifix too and the cross I was wearing. And now she does it too and says, “Sheesus.” Which sounds an awful lot like “shoes” when she says it; but I think I can tell the difference from context.

Evidently Jesus is also ba-boo. She told me so thins morning. Ba-boo is her word for doggie. I think. Since doggies are the coolest thing in Bella world, I guess that means Jesus is cool too. Or maybe I’m completely misunderstanding her. I’m just a raw novice at Bella speak.

Ick: It’s never good when the baby comes toddling into the room, sippy cup in her mouth, your cell phone in hand and a dark smudge around her mouth and on her hands. What could she have gotten into? I ask Dom via IM. Um, I hate to say it, he says. But how’s her diaper? Eew. It’s dirty!!!!

But the stove-side cabinet door is open. Maybe it was just grease from one of the pans. A mother can hope.

29 Responses to Bella moods

  1. Layla June 28, 2007 at 8:22 am #

    Oh, Melanie!  Congratulations!

    All prayers for you, Dom, Bella, and the baby.

  2. SteveG June 28, 2007 at 8:26 am #

    Sweet!! Congratulations!

  3. lh June 27, 2007 at 8:57 am #

    How wonderful….!!!

  4. betsya June 28, 2007 at 9:14 am #

    yay yay!!! congratulations!

  5. Radical Catholic Mom June 28, 2007 at 9:35 am #

    Congrats!  I will keep you and this kiddo in my prayers.  Are you nervous?

  6. Heather Price June 28, 2007 at 10:46 am #

    Hooray! Yay! God bless!

  7. Literacy-chic June 27, 2007 at 11:12 am #

    Wow!  Congrats!!  So happy for you all! smile

  8. Dale Price June 28, 2007 at 11:25 am #

    Congratulations!  Great news!

  9. Shelly June 27, 2007 at 11:47 am #

    Congratulations!  That is one very good memory created in your new, temporary home! grin

  10. Elizabeth June 28, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

    Congratulations! Prayers forthcoming! Yay!

  11. Jennifer F. June 28, 2007 at 12:36 pm #


  12. Julie D. June 28, 2007 at 12:42 pm #

    WOOHOO! Congratulations to you both … you’ll be in our prayers.

  13. KaleJ June 28, 2007 at 6:16 am #

    Kinda thought that might be the good news Dom mentioned. 


  14. Megan Elizabeth June 28, 2007 at 7:38 am #

    Wonderful! I’ve been praying for God to bless you again. Then I saw the title and immediately thought: “Yay? Why yay? Maybe she’s pregnant!” Congratulations!

  15. Jennifer G. Miller June 28, 2007 at 7:49 am #

    Oh, how exciting!

  16. jenb June 29, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    that’s freakin’ hilarious. thanks for…sharing.

    Congrats, you three. Delighted for you!

  17. alicia June 28, 2007 at 8:41 am #


  18. KatieButler June 28, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    Congratulations! smile smile smile

  19. Margaret June 28, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    Lord Jesus, please bless tiny baby Bettinelli!  We thank you for this amazing gift of new life.  Protect and guide this precious one’s growth.  AMEN!!!

    Congratulations!!  smile

  20. Mary Ann Rogan June 29, 2007 at 10:01 am #

    What wonderful news!

  21. mama nerd June 28, 2007 at 10:03 am #

    Happy grandmom in Texas, exulting in this new blessing!

  22. Renee A. June 28, 2007 at 10:52 am #

    Yay too!

  23. Daisy June 29, 2007 at 12:01 pm #

    Nothing sneaky about letting us know this time, huh?  smile  Congratulations!

  24. Debbie June 30, 2007 at 4:56 am #


    smile YAY, indeed!

  25. Suzanne Temple June 29, 2007 at 7:33 am #

    Congrats! Yippeee! Oh such, such happy news. Melanie, this is just the best thing I’ve heard all week! Blessings on the whole family!

  26. Tara July 1, 2007 at 12:33 pm #

    Congratulations….  I love you guys!!!  How wonderful to have such loving parents…. and a great family for support.

  27. Ellyn July 1, 2007 at 4:43 am #


  28. Maureen July 3, 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    Habestis baby proprio novo!

    (Sorry I’m so late to the party, but I’ve had connection problems….)

  29. Cherie B July 6, 2007 at 10:26 am #

    There are no words for how happy I am for you and your family. God bless you all!!

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