Sunday, August 15, 2010

Isla Rose, 5 months old

And growing right before my eyes. 4 to 5 has been a huge month for Isla, I have so much to report.

Big Baby We estimate Isla weights about 15 lbs now. She gets heavy in my arms fast. There has been a big growth spurt, and it happened on August 9th. Isla was hungry all day. She started to ask for more milk almost right after she was done eating. She ate and slept all day. The next day she was bigger. Can you see the increase in Isla's chunk factor from the 1st photo, taken on the 6th, to the 2nd photo, taken on the 11th?

"Boof" Isla has added new sounds to her vocal repertoire. This includes what I would describe as the sound a baby Pterodactyl would make. But my current favorite is "Boof." She often does this one with fingers in her mouth. I like to think "boof" is a probably synonymous "goof." To mess up, or completely miss.

Rolling At the end of July, Isla figured out how to roll from back to front, but just towards her right. One day she kept trying so hard- turning and turning her head to the left, but just couldn't get over. The next day she rested. The 3rd day she did it, and kept doing it over and over, and acted like it was no big deal. She sometimes does composite rolling now. But more often she likes to roll onto her her tummy, get stuck, and complain.

New foods Isla tried rice cereal, and she likes it. I don't blame her, when you mix it with breastmilk it tastes like icing. She makes yummy sounds the whole time, and tries to grab the spoon away from me. You can see Isla's first bite video on Flickr. She has also tried and approves of sweet potatoes.

A baby girl's best friend Isla is very entertained by Angel. She gets excited and giggles at the dog when Angel comes around, which is a lot. She seems to like to cats too, but Angel is usually much more exciting. She sometimes calls out "aa aa" to get Angel to reappear.

People preference Unfortunately, Isla is getting picky about who holds her. When I hand her over to someone new- she often sticks out her lower lip, and cries. Our regular babysitter reports it takes her about 15 minutes to come around. Isla seems to know that her daddy is her own personal comedian. Now when he enters the room, she looks up at him with this expectant smile that says, "Make me laugh, Daddy." He always obliges. Sometimes I hear baby giggle fits emanating throughout the house when Jason is hanging out with Isla.

Hands and Feet Isla does this cute little squeezey-pat gesture. She pats me, soft toys, blankets, the crib bumper. She seems to do it more when she's tired. She can also grab a nice fistful of my hair and pull. Then I have to pry myself loose from her little damp fist. She can transfer toys from hand to hand. Isla has found her feet! Now she does the "happy baby" yoga pose and plays with her toes, and sometimes snacks on them.

Teeth? We're not sure. But lots of drool, and mouthing of everything. Sometimes when she's especially cranky, we blame it on teething.


carolinpeoria said...

We can't wait to snuggle this little bundle.

BHopkins said...

Amanda, I love reading your blog. I am so happy things are going well for you and Jason in Tx. I also love hearing about little Isla. She is so beautiful and from what I read, seems to have such a wonderful spirit. I can't wait to see you guys again...hopefully it will be sooner than later.