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Isabella Updates

Isabella is 12 weeks old today! To celebrate we got up early and went to daily mass, her first time. She was very good, only a couple of little coos. Saved the fussing until we were in the car on the way home. Of course, that doesn’t mean she wasn’t a disruption. I have a […]

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Bella Update

Bella just rolled over from her stomach to her back all on her own! She was mad as hell and crying the whole time and not at all happy when she got onto her back; but Dom and I were cheering her on, proud parents that we are. Now she probably won’t do it again […]

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Two -month checkup

Today was Bella’s two-month checkup, which meant, among other things, that she received three shots in her legs, poor thing. She’s healthy and strong. Now weighs 11 pounds, 12 ounces, is 23 1/2 inches long. Still growing fine, in the 55th and 70th percentiles. Of course, she screamed bloody murder when the nurse stuck the […]

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Why not to wait

Dom and I were talking yesterday in the car about how wonderful it is being parents. And how often in the media you hear only about how hard it is to be a parent and not about the joys. And actually how often you hear from parents themselves more complaints than boasts. Additionally, you often […]

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Bella and the Giraffe

So far Bella hasn’t shown much interest in toys. If you shake a rattle in front of her, it might catch her eye for a minute, but then she’s staring off into space again. But the other day while she was lying on the quilt, I hooked her finders around one of hte funky rattles […]

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Smile!

I’ve never that I can recall spent so much time smiling as I have in hte past few weeks. I must spend a total of a couple of hours a day just grinning goofily at my daughter. Smiles and coos are Bella’s primary means of communication right now and most changing table sessions end in […]

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Bella’s Baptism Photos

Dom’s finally got the baptism photos available on his flickr site. Here’s a quick sampling of my favorites. There are about 20 photos in all. Father Murphy pours the water. She never made a sound. The Bettinelli family in the front garden (Dom had already shed his suit.) Bella peeking over mama’s shoulder. Her head […]

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Isabella Updates

She’s now six weeks old! I can’t believe it. Today we went to the hospital for a hip ultrasound. Evidently the breech position tends to force the ball of the hip out of the socket, predisposing to dislocation after birth. Our doctor had no reason to suspect a problem, so the ultrasound was simply a […]

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Bella’s Got a Brand New List

My former roommate Shanna was in town this weekend with her finace and stopped by this afternoon. She brough a gift for Bella and how well she knows me… she gave books. The classic: and a book I’d never heard of, but that looked very cute: which reminds me of The Monster at the End […]

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Isabella updates

She s now starting to make vocalizations that aren’t crying. It sounds like she’s starting to cry, but is more of a coo because she isn’t really displeased. She’s got a strong kick and can rock herself in her little rocking seat, htough she has a tendency to slide down into an uncomfortable looking slouch. […]

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