Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Isa is half a year old, and she is a wonderful, beautifully big baby girl. She has mastered the art of sitting unassisted and is well on her way to learning how to crawl. She can roll across the room in an instant, so we have to keep a close eye on her. She is working each day to pull up her knees and get up on all fours. In the meantime, though, she pulls up to a stand every time we give her our hands. She loves to stand and is quite stable standing, but she can't quite pull herself to a stand yet.
She spent most of the last month of her life away from her Papa, who was in Uruguay readying the farm, and with her extended family in Chicago. She spent lots of time with Gramma Heidi and Poppy and Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Matt who gave her baths, played with her and held her. She saw her Nana, Grandpa Charley and Tia Anna, Uncie Col Col, Auntie Em and Uncle L! She met tons of babies over at Nana's house and she even experienced an extremely cold -40 degree day (from inside the house of course).
She just got her six month check up along with four shots to the legs (one of which was a flu shot). She surprised the doctor by how strong and big she was. She's in the 100th percentile for weight (22 pounds) and length (29 inches) and in the 97th percentile for head circumference. The doctor was so surprised that she couldn't even hold Isa still to check her ears, she has quite the neck strength! Since the vaccinations she's been a little more fussy and clingy to mama than normal. She is a really tough girl, so we expect her to bounce back in a couple of days.
We wake up every day excited to see what Isa will teach us next!