Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Growing like a Weed!

 Isla is now EIGHT months old!!!  It is crazy to me how fast time is flying by.  I skipped a 6 month post, and a 7 month post.  I even forgot to take an "official" six month picture...whoops!  Easter was right after her half birthday, so those are her six month pictures  :). 

At six months, Isla weighed in at a dainty 14# 15oz (27th%) and was 27" (89th%)!  Long and skinny thing :).  Miles, by comparison, was 18# (50th%) and 29" (>95th%)!  Yikes.  I didn't realize he was that much bigger than her!

  She started sitting up right around 6 months.  She also started rolling all over the place and used that as her mode of transportation between six and seven months.  She could get anywhere she wanted by rolling! 
Here's Miss Isla at 7 months.

We started solids around 5 months, but it was a seriously slow start.  She has started loving her solid foods in recent months though.  When we first started feeding her solids, I tried pureed food.  She  wasn't a big fan.  After a bite or two, she'd refuse to open her mouth...who can blame her??? 

So, closer to 7 months, we  started giving her a lot of table foods that were soft.  A lot of "puffs", some fruit (watermelon, banana, peaches, cantaloupe, mango, etc).  She's had peas, corn, rice, chicken, mashed potatoes, steak, and many other things.  She LOVE her solids now!

This is her trying out some broccoli from Panda Express (after I rinsed the sauce off!).

Miles was in a picture taking mood that day.  Grandma Sara and Uncle Danny had come up (bringing lunch from Panda) and loaded up "the truck" for a dump run...we had cleaned out our back yard!

Isla also grew two teeth!  One popped through on Mother's Day and the second one popped through the beginning of June. She is a drooling machine, but no new teeth since then :). 

Now, little miss is Eight + months old.  Yikes!!!  Just after her seven month "birthday" she started crawling around...Miles crawled at 8 months.  She also recently started pulling herself up on furniture and climbing.  I think we may be in trouble soon!   When she pulls herself to a stand, she can't get back down, so she'll stand there and whine till someone helps her sit back down.  She also "talks" a ton and "dances" to a good beat.  She will get so excited about things that she wiggles and squirms her whole body.  It is the cutest thing!

Right before her eight month "birthday", she got sick with a nasty cold.  About 3 days into the cold, she spiked a fever that lasted 5days and peaked at 104.5.  On the fifth day, we went to the doctor for our FIRST EVER sick child visit (meaning since Miles was born)...we've  been truly blessed!  It turned out that her cold had turned ear infection causing the fever.  She was put on amoxicillin and was fever free within 48hrs.  She loved her medicine and is now all back to normal (minus some residual snottyness!).  At the doctor for her sick child visit, she weighed in at 16# 6oz (somewhere around 25th%?), and they didn't measure her...I should have :). She is still long and lean, despite her appetite!

For a quick flashback:
Miles at six months.

Miles' first solids.  He ate his purees like a champ!

Sportin' the ball cap for Grandpa O!

7 Months (ish)

8 months at Auntie Annie's High School College Graduation :).


  1. High school? I didn't realize Miles was almost seven years old! ;-)

    Super cute pictures, though. Hard to believe that was even three years ago!

  2. Haha! Whoops! That doesn't make sense. I think I got confused because it was at the arena? Must have been Whitworth graduation :)