Saturday, September 29, 2012

Isla: 6 Months

Isla turned 6 months on Friday 9/28. Thursday I took her to her 6 month pediatrician appointment where we got these stats:

Height: 26 in, 56%
Weight: 17 lbs 12 oz, 80%

Respectable, but petite compared to her big brother. She's not the biggest 6 month old in the world, but she is healthy and for that I am so thankful.

She's growing every day in her baby skillz. She can sit unassisted for small, very small, periods of time. She's army crawling, and occasionally she gets up on her hands and knees for a few seconds at a time. I've been trying to discourage all of this forward movement. It's mostly been verbal discouragement: "Isla, there will come a day when you will actually have to do something with yourself. Please, for my sake, enjoy laying about while you can!" (I'm kind of nervous. I don't know what I'm going to do when two of them are running around the house... )

I captured her on Friday having a great time looking in the mirror on a play mat:

Who's that girl?

She's hilarious!

And smart. 

She's been on an exclusive diet of breast milk. Today, in honor of her 6 month birthday, we went crazy and gave her breast milk mixed with cereal. Super indulgent, I know. She could have been less interested but that would've been a challenge. So, we'll put the cereal away for now and try again in a few weeks.

In it went...

..and out it came.

Despite her lack of interest in actually eating, she managed to convey quite the range of emotions: from suspicious to surprised to appalled: 

Seriously, it can't be that bad.

She's sleeping from about 7 pm to 7 am, waking once or twice to eat, most nights one time around 3 or 4 am. She takes two naps. One in the morning around 9. They both go to sleep for an afternoon nap at 1 in the afternoon. She loves interaction. She loves her Dada and her big brother. She also does well "playing" on her own for a while. ("playing": rolling around and putting things into her mouth.) She also loves anything that rattles, squeaks, jingles, etc

We could not be more delighted with this girl! The only thing I'm disappointed about is that she's growing up so quickly!

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