Friday, December 2, 2011

7 months

7 months

We had to try to take her 7 month pictures two days in a row because she rarely sits still anymore!

At 7 months Isla is becoming a real mover. She isn't quite crawling yet but is army crawling and maneuvering her way to whatever she wants to get to. She is getting really quite stable while standing. She pulls herself up to standing on just about everything. She really only needs one hand on something or someone while standing and she can play with the other hand.

We've been sleep training her for a month and a half. We've seen some improvement (especially at night) but we still have a lot of work to do.

She adores food. I love when it's time to feed her rice cereal or vegetables because she loves them. Well she tolerates rice cereal and loves vegetables. At 8 months i'm going to start mixing in fruit with the rice cereal instead of milk - I think she'll like it better that way.

She has her two bottom teeth already. She really loves biting with those things! She is constantly grabbing for mine or Bryan's finger to gnaw on.

She is becoming a little more shy. She'll still go to anyone (if she is well rested and fed) but it takes her a minute to warm up first.

She is a talker (well babbler)! She hasn't said mama or dada (bryan's hoping for papa instead of dada) yet but is talking all the time.

She is really starting to like music. If she hears a song she like, she will start kicking her feet or bouncing up and down and smiling and laughing. She does the same thing when she's excited about anything. Like when her dad comes home from work or when she sees food. It's the best.

Isla is just the sweetest and most fun little thing. I am loving this stage of her life. It is so fun to see her excited to explore the world around her!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

6 months

My baby girl is 6 months old

It's hard to believe that we've had this little lady in our lives for half a year. It's amazing how the months fly by (the days not so fast). I don't think Isla loved turning 6 months so much. With it came some changes. We started sleep training. The poor thing has not adapted to it quite as quickly as we hoped. We're 3 weeks into it and still working at it!

She is becoming a very active thing. She is constantly moving and grabbing and trying to figure everything out. She is also giving the best kisses. I don't think she is actually trying to give kisses - but if I pucker up she'll lean in and I can kiss her.

She can also pull herself up to standing and stands like a champ. I am still a nervous first time mother and hover around her if she's standing.

This little girl loves to be outside and loves people watching. We are both sad to see the winter coming because it will limit our outside time. If she is fussy, we just need to walk outside and she'll calm down. There's a large grass area right outside our apartment that lots of women in the apartments gather to with their kids. Even though Isla can't really play with anyone - she loves just being outside with them and watching what they're doing.

Isla got a new toy this month, the jumperoo, and she is loving it. She is an expert jumper. She loves jumping in that thing.

We love having our sweet girl in our family!

and now for a million pictures (as if the hundred above weren't enough). Our happenings in September

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Isla's blessing day

We decided to bless Isla on the 4th of July weekend. It was perfect because Summer hadn't had Beckham yet and Cindy and John and the kiddos were in town. So, we were just missing Dane and Karen from my side. Bryan's mom and dad came and his sister Kim and brother Dave and his girls.

Heather was so nice to do a photo shoot for me a few weeks after the blessing.

Engagement Pictures