Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Letters to Isla Rae

Dear Isla Rae,

I think you get cuter and cuter every day! At 7 months, you love to laugh. You get in these silly moods where you laugh at almost everything. You basically ticklish all over, but you are especially ticklish under your chin or chins rather and on your thighs.

You love to clap! It has been your favorite thing to do ever since January 1st when you clapped with mommy for the first time. Now, you've learned to clap and make noise. You will wake us up in the middle of the night, clapping your baby hands together. You clap when you eat, nurse, play, ride in the car and watch Bella. You really love it when we clap along with you and say yay!

You are very interested in Bella. You watch her every move. You try to grab her as she walks by. You wrinkle up your little nose and laugh at her. She is very good around you too. You love to chase her around the yard with mommy.

Your favorite game to play is up and down. All day long you want to go from sitting to standing. All we have to do is put our hands out and you do the rest. You pull up and stand for a minute then sit back down, up then down, up then down, up then down.... you never loose interest in it.

You are eating really well, but still no teeth. You like your oatmeal the best. So far you've tried carrots, peas (not your favorite), sweet potatoes and today, you're trying avocados! I'm excited to see how you like the avocados. You were not a fan of peas at all.

Your hair is getting longer and thicker. It cracks me up how its growing over your little ears. I can comb it over to the side now and it's almost long enough for me to clip a hair bow in. It has really gotten a lot thicker lately. It's still dark, but starting to lighten up some. It's a lot lighter compared to your newborn pictures. Your eyes are still blue. You have a little dimple on your chin when you smile... I have the same one. You love to raise your eyebrows up when you smile. I love this! It's one of my favorite things you do. So sweet.

You haven't started crawling yet, but you are trying! You get up on all fours and rock back and forth. You can get to where ever you want to go by scooting around and you can crawl backwards, but you haven't taken off forwards yet. I know it's just a matter of time.

Some of the names we call you right now are peanut, pumpkin, and monkey. You are the apple of our eye, baby girl!

We love you so much!

Love,

Momma

ps. I don't like peas either...

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