Isla started pulling up on things this month. So, as of now, she’s pulling up on everything, cruising around, crawling like a pro, and sitting up unassisted. She is a very curious, very busy kid, so we spend a lot of time chasing her around.
We’re doing lots of solid foods at this point. She’s eating lots of fruits and veggies, and we’ve introduced beef, turkey and chicken. Her favorite thing though are puffs. Child is a puff fiend. She has gotten pretty good at a pincer grasp and can pick them up (usually with her left hand, reinforcing our belief that she’s probably a lefty) and put them in her mouth. As soon as we get through all the purees in our fridge, which we’re pretty close to doing, we’re going to start more finger foods. She already eats off our plates at restaurants some, eating small bites of meat or avocado or whatever else she might be able to gum on. We’re up to 3 meals a day.
Her sleep schedule has improved (sort of.) She’s down to 2 naps a day, and at night, she’s sleeping usually from 7 PM to 7 AM, give or take an hour or two on either end, with 2-3 wake-ups each night.
Isla has been practicing her consonants: d, t, b, and sometimes p. No m though. She’s very chatty, especially now that she seems to have mastered getting around on her own steam.
She also seems to have started to understand the concept of people leaving, because now, if Kellen or I leave the room while she’s paying attention, she becomes distraught. It’s simultaneously cute and annoying, because now, you can’t just go to the bathroom when you need to go to the bathroom. You have to wait until she’s distracted and then dart out of the room and pray she doesn’t notice. But it’s sweet that she likes us so much. 🙂
Isla’s favorite things this month: puffs, electrical cords, ripping up my magazines, pulling hair, and being tickled.
Isla’s not so favorite things: sitting still, people leaving, sitting still, and sitting still.