trying to play with your tongue
Isla Rose I cannot believe you are already 6 months! Time is going so fast. I feel like I just brought you home from the hospital!
You turned 6 months old today and right on schedule you are in your 6 month growth spurt. You slept 8 hours straight 2 nights ago and napped almost all day and then bam! last night you were up every hour for half the night and you haven't napped longer than 15 mins today. You are trying to kill me. Before your growth spurt you were averaging 2-3 wake-ups a night usually around 12am, 2 and 4. Sometimes you would skip one and I would get a few hours of sleep in a row. You now sleep on your tummy only and I still swaddle your lower half in the sleep sack. I think it just makes you feel extra secure.
You are really enjoy nursing and will stay on there until I pop you off. You nurse for hours. It's definitely showing in your size! You are a healthy 17 lbs (according to my super accurate method of weighing myself while holding you) and you wear 12 month clothes. There are still some 9 month clothes that fit but fewer and fewer every day.
We started playing around with solids about 10 days ago. I gave you a couple bites of my sweet potato and you loved it! We tried that again a couple of times as well as banana and apple sauce. You are not a fan of apple sauce. You couldn't quite get a good grip on the banana to eat it but you had fun playing with it. We are doing Baby Led Weaning this time and no purees.
You are still a pretty happy baby (minus today since you have had 0 sleep) and your absolute favorite person is your big sister. She is now starting to play with you and enjoy your company too. It melts my heart to see her with you. Last night you were crying on our way home and she was singing song after song to you and telling you "Hold on baby Isla, we almost there!". It is the most perfect thing to see you two together.