Sunday, April 14, 2013

Izzy at 6 months old

People always talk about time flying by when it comes to their children, and with Isabel Grace that couldn't feel more accurate. Maybe it's because we find ourselves so much more busy now with two children, but she has changed and grown so much, it feels at least, overnight.

She doesn't have any teeth yet, but that doesn't hold her back from having a keen interest in food. In particular, whatever we're having. She loves her baby food -- especially peas, carrots, and sweet potatoes -- but that doesn't stop her from reaching and reaching to get whatever is on the supper table at her high chair. She is chewing, chewing, chewing non-stop on anything she can find: toys, blankets, hair, people's chins. We keep thinking those teeth are going to pop through any day now, but we've been thinking that since February and there's still no sign of those little pearly whites.

She is very tickish, especially in her chubby little thighs and under her arms. She loves to be tickled on the changing pad when she's down to just her diaper. In fact, lately she seems to expect it and insist on it, as she positions herself for the tickling as soon as those pants come off.

She loves her big sister so much. Evalee can always make her laugh or calm her down when she's crying in backseat with her, "It's okay, baby. I know. Just close your eyes and go to sleep for a while, baby" talk. Eva wants so much to be able to carry her around the house, but she's just too darn big.

She is a very strong baby and can sit up by herself pretty well. She can usually hold herself up for a few minutes before she gets too excited leaning for a toy or too startled by a noise and plops over. She does NOT like that too much.

She is a pretty good sleeper, and usually sleeps from around 8 or 8:30 until midnight, and then she wakes up again around 3 to eat again. Some nights, she skips her midnight feeding and goes all the way until 2 or 3, so I think we're pretty lucky. Unfortunately her crying in the night almost always wakes up her big sister, who doesn't fall back asleep quite as easily.

Whenever strangers come over to check her out in stores or friends comment on her pictures I post online, their compliment is always in those big beautiful eyes. Those two little stars shine through the whole day - happy or angry, sick or tired, hungry or giggly. They keep changing color from brown to greyish blue and back to brown again, so who knows what color they'll end up being. It doesn't matter to us though because either way they are going to beautiful!

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