Thursday, July 23, 2009

6 Months!

It's hard to believe that Isabelle is already 6 months old. It's even harder to believe that it's nearing the end of July already! We've had a fun summer full of new experiences. We've been swimming, gone on road trips, and watched Auntie Anne get married. Izzy has battled some ear infections, but seems to be on the mend now. She's trying out her first foods and seems to like everything well enough, except peaches....not a fan. As of yesterday, she weighs 19 pounds, 3 ounces (95th percentile!) and is 25 3/4 inches long. I think she would very much like to crawl, but can't get up on all fours yet, so she tries to roll and scoot instead. She loves to jump in her jumperoo, and will chew on anything she gets her little hands on. :)

It's going to be tough going back to work in a few weeks! In the meantime...I think we'll take a walk.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Well, it's been a month since my last post. It turns out that Izzy sleeping through the night really was a reality. We've been sleeping through the night for a little over a month now! :) She's also beginning to get a lot more vocal, which is hilarious. This past week she's started rolling from her back to her tummy, but for some reason she doesn't roll from her tummy to her back. She's done it a few times, but not regularly.

Last week we went in for our 4 month checkup. Izzy weighed in at 16 pounds, 8 ounces (95th percentile!) and was a little over 25 inches long (75th percentile). Our pediatrician says she can start solid foods any time now, so we'll be in the market for a high chair in the next few days and I'll embark on the great feeding adventure next week.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Too Good to be True?

Isabelle has slept a good 8 hours for the last three nights in a row. I'm almost beginning to feel like a normal person again! :) My only worry is that I'll begin to get used to this feeling, only to be jolted back into reality at 2:30 in the morning!

Since I'm not quite back to normal yet, and as it's Sunday afternoon. I will now commence to nap while she naps, and hope for another good night.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


At 12 weeks old, Isabelle can do the following:
  • smile
  • laugh
  • sit up (with good support)
  • drink 7 ounces of formula
  • blow out a diaper to the point of almost needing a bath :)
  • grasp objects that are within reach
  • bring said objects to her mouth
  • suck on her hand until her first knuckles have little rough patches, AND....

That last one has only happened once...and it was just last night, so I'm counting it as a bit of a fluke until it happens again, but it was wonderful all the same. I was still tired, but I couldn't stop smiling when I got to work this morning!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


If Isabelle understood what was going to happen when we went to the doctor's office today, I would imagine this would be the face she would have made.

Today was our 2 month checkup with the pediatrician. Everything looks great...she weighed in at 11 pounds 5 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. According to the doctor, she's now 'short and chubby!' :) Her weight is in the 75th percentile, and her length is in the 25th.

After the exam came the dreaded shots. Luckily, there were only three instead of the four that I had anticipated. Hooray for the Rotovirus vaccine being in the form of drops! The screaming was not as bad as I had expected, and Daddy was there to hold her down so that I didn't have to be the bad guy! The nurse was speedy and it was all over fairly quickly. Now we wait and watch for any possible side far, so good.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Adventures at Bathtime

Wow, I can't believe it's only been three weeks since my last entry. It feels as though it's been a lot longer!

Izzy is now 2 months old and becoming more fun every day. We get smiles pretty frequently and we're getting anxious to hear her first laugh. On Wednesday, we'll go to the doctor for her first shots, which I'm not looking forward to at all- but I have a feeling she'll do pretty well (or as well as anyone can when they get FOUR shots!)

I'm on Spring Break this week, so we enjoyed the day at home today. Around 3:00 I decided it was time to give her a bath. She had just finished a nap and was in a pretty good mood, so it seemed as good a time as any. I put her on the changing table and stripped her down, removing a wet diaper in the process. I gave her an extra minute in case she decided to pee again, then I picked her up and headed to the bathroom. About halfway through the 15 foot trip from the nursery to the tub, I felt something warm on my arm. Upon entering the bathroom and catching our reflection in the mirror I realized that it was not the pee I had expected, but poop!

That's right, my beautiful daughter pooped on me today! I was so stunned that I didn't really know what to do. I went back to her room to grab a baby wipe and the pooping continued! We ended up going back to the bathroom and staying by the sink until the horror subsided. In the meantime, I made quite a mess of the sink, my shirt, and my naked baby. By the time I finally got her into the tub, she was NOT happy.

Once I got her out of the tub and dressed, things calmed down again and we even made a trip to the grocery store without incident. But bathtime was definitely an event worth recording. :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Colds Suck

I hate, I mean really hate, blowing my nose. After dealing with a congested baby for a few days, however, I have a new found appreciation for this simple if gross ability. Isabelle has her first cold. Being only 5 weeks old there is nothing she can do to communicate with us except cry and be fussy. She has had a hard time sleeping in certain positions and it's hard to tell whether or not she'll be comfortable when put down until you try. Then she either continues to sleep peacefully, or wakes up and fusses. And, of course, she does not yet have the ability to blow her own nose so the blue bulb from the hospital has become my good friend and the bane of Izzy's existence.

The good news is that the pediatrician tested her for RSV and it came back negative, her lungs are clear, and her appetite is still pretty good. So now we wait for her congestion to clear up and try to get back to business as usual.