What?! Really?! We’re here already?!
The last month has been a blur. Isla is growing and changing so much. Every day, we have a different baby.
Isla had her 6-month well baby check last Monday, on her official 6-month birthday. She weighed in at 15 lbs. 1 oz., was a little over 25 inches (although I’m fairly positive the measurement is completely inaccurate, since Isla didn’t sit still to be measured) and declared healthy by the doctor.
In the last month, Isla has gone from rolling over to crawling, and now spends pretty much every waking moment on the move. My mom watched some of the videos I posted on facebook and asked, “Do you just take the video when she’s like that or is she like that all the time?” If she’s awake, she’s just like what you see in the videos. She’s a non-stop ball of energy, and she go-go-goes right up to the moment she falls off into a coma…only to wake up again bright eyed and bushy tailed again later.
Isla only has one mode: EXTREME!
We’re very tired.
Fortunately, so is she, and sleep is much improved. She’s in bed well before 7 PM most days and only wakes up twice before waking up for good at 7 AM. The first wake-up is typically before we head to bed. The second is usually sometime between 3 and 4. Both times, she usually just eats and falls back to sleep. She also gets 3-4 good naps every day. It’s hard to believe this is the same baby who gave us such fits with sleep for the first few months. I guess all she needed was to get good and worn out. Mission accomplished!
It’s a very, very good thing we’re getting so much sleep at night, though, because she keeps us very busy during the day.
Isla’s favorite things right now: cups, keys, pink monkey, sock frog, Pippin, diving head first off of furniture, getting into anything that she’s not supposed to be into, being tossed in the air, and squash.
Isla’s not so favorite things: sitting still, cuddling, being left in a room by herself, diaper changes.
Speaking of, diaper changes have become an Olympic event. It takes 5 minutes just to get her changed, and by the end of it, I’m winded. Isla is a gold medalist diaper evader.
This month, in terms of baby gear, we’ve retired the play mat, the bouncer, the nursing cover, and the K’tan carrier. She wouldn’t stay on the play mat, in the bouncer, under the nursing cover, or in the K’tan carrier either. *sigh* Goodbye, old friends. Hopefully we’ll see you again in a few years with baby #2.
It’s been a very good month, and it’s so much fun to watch her grow and change and learn, but the older she gets, the more nostalgic I am for the newborn days. I love my silly, super energetic baby girl. I just wish she’d quit it with the whole growing up thing.