Tuesday, October 27, 2009

3 Year Check-Up

Bells had her three year check-up today, she was 24.5 pounds (that's with clothes on), so she is in the 3rd percentile for weight and she is now in the 25th percentile for height, she just keeps getting taller! This appointment was with our family doctor, not the Growth Clinic, we go to the Growth Clinic next month where they weigh her naked so she'll probably be a little less.

Dr. Beck thinks Bella is doing wonderful, very smart and the perfect size for herself. She did have to get one immunization shot and got the H1N1 vaccine, they both sucked. Our nurse didn't realize how strong Bella is and when she got her shot in the leg she jerked really hard, the needle twisted in her leg and popped out so they had to redo the shot :( Bella was so upset, it's hard when they are babies, but this was so much harder with her knowing what was going to happen. She was beyond upset and screaming at the top of her lungs, I felt AWFUL!!!!

So rather than go back to school today she gets to go spend the afternoon with Grandma and Poppa. Her poor little thigh is bruised and she started breaking out in a rash immediately, but with Benadryl it seems to be getting better.

All in all, she was a good girl and it was a good visit. She got THREE stickers, I think Nikki felt so bad for the shot so she gave her extra :)

I still can't believe Isabella is three, and such a mature little girl. I'm thankful the shots are over for a year! :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Grandma Visits....A Princess Party...

We had a wonderful time with Kyle's mom Ellie who visited from Oregon to be here for Bella's birthday. Ellie is AMAZING, seriously, she made the princess dress that Bella wore for her party AND the apron/chef's hat to bake the cake in AND the awesome castle cake for the Princess Party. I am so blessed to have such wonderful in-laws whom I love and adore as I do my own parents. It's always so sad when it's time to say goodbye, but here are some photos of the fun :)

Being silly with some fun stuff Grandma brought.

The awesome matching apron and chef's hats. (Bella's cousin Mac has a set too :))

How cute is she???

Having way too much fun with Grandma making the castle cake.
Her ever faithful friend, Tybalt.
The phenomenal castle cake.
Pumpkin patch time.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seriously..Chop off my limbs, please...

So I am going to the doctor on Friday, today is the 16th day in a row of being in pain. Saturday for Bella's birthday party (I will get some photos on here soon), I had to bail early and go to bed before I threw up from the constant pain. Most of the party I was laying down on the rock in front of the fireplace so it would hit my back just right and relieve some of the pain.

I have NEVER had issues like this before. Every part of me hurts, from my hands to my knees to my feet, I can't stand it anymore!!!! If it really continues on until Friday I'm going to be a big bawl baby of a mess and probably vomiting constantly because I just can't take it anymore.

Aleve no longer does a thing for the pain, Ibuprofen is like candy to me now and does nothing for the pain. I'm pounding water hoping maybe I'm just dehydrated, but there's no way that's it.

What the hell is wrong with me?!?!?

Please, some higher power has got to help me feel better soon....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Isabella Jean is THREE!!!

Time is going by far too fast, I can't believe our little Bells is already 3 today!!! She is growing and changing so much right now, almost potty trained and speaking very well too :) Here are a few of my favorite photos out of 1,000's :)

I love you Bella Jean, you are my sweet little bug and you mean more than the world to me. I hope you will always know how special you are and how much your mommy and daddy love and adore you.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bella's First Dental Appointment

It was a huge success!!!! I was concerned they wouldn't let me go back with her, but since it was her first appointment they let me :)

I had been prepping Bells that she may have to go back by herself with the nurse, and she said to me "ok, mommy, don't worry, it will be ok, I'm a big girl"...with her sweet, round blue eyes looking at me with so much love and care :) God I love my girl!

So we go back to the room and the dentist introduces himself, four other dental assistants are just oohing and awing over Bella and can't believe what a little peanut she is ;) I must say, she did look very tiny in the dental chair. Bells was a little concerned when the dentist started moving the chair up and back so she could lay down, but she listened well.

He told her he needed to count her teeth and that a bright light would shine in her mouth so he could see. She opened her mouth wide before he even asked her, he was very impressed. She seriously sat there the entire time with her mouth open mesmerized by the tools he was using. She didn't even flinch when he rinsed her mouth and used that air sucky straw thing (I hate that thing).

Aftewards he told me that Bella was the best 2, almost 3 year old patient he's ever had. That her teeth are pretty much perfect, the spacing between them is good because that means her mouth should have room for all of her teeth, no cavities either :)

Just a great appointment and another milestone for Bells, who got SIX stickers AND a new Tigger toothbrush.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Blog...

I've created my own special blog....

Forwaring....it's very personal, there will be photos and cursing and god knows what....

I'm documenting my P90X journey, it's the only way I know I'll keep to it, by talking about what I do daily....

Please feel free to follow me on my personal journey....or not....


Of course we'll have this happy blog as well keeping up with the entire Griffin family :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Grandma Rocks!!!!

Ellie had told me she was going to make some Princess dresses for Bella....

They arrived today and OMG they are amazing!!!!!!

Thank you so much Grandma, Bella is going to totally freak when she gets to see them when you get here!!!! :)

Isabella's Princess Party Invites...