Well, Isabella is almost seven months old! We're still here, chugging along. A big change looms in the very near future-we got a house! So, we are in the process of moving. Closing is set for March 18, so it looks like we will be moving on the 19th. I'm excited, but I'm also very nervous. We have so much to get done and doing it all with a baby in tow is very difficult. It's not impossible, but it sure is tough! She is getting over her first cold and add the shots from yesterday's pediatrician appointment, she's super clingy and wants to snuggle. So not a whole lot has been done. It's scary to think about it. But that's a HUGE change in our lives and it's going to be excellent for Isabella.
I'm still breastfeeding. I love it. I honestly really never thought it would be as amazing of an experience as it is. My initial reason for choosing it was that it saved so much money. Teachers are poor in the summer, you know? With a summer baby, breastfeeding seemed to be the less expensive route. And it's been truly the most rewarding and amazing experience of being a Mom. There is something so beautiful, so personal, and so intimate about that moment of nursing, whether it be for nutrition, comfort, or sleep. My baby looks to me for her source of comfort and it just melts my heart.
Isabella is doing so many exciting things now. She's got a tooth getting ready to cut through the gums. The outline is there on her gums, it just hasn't popped through yet. She's been playing with a lot more of her toys and initiating the play with them. She's figured out how to get her pacifier back into her mouth. She reaches out to pet the dog. She's so excited about little things, like seeing her Daddy walk into the room. In fact, now, she reaches out for him so that he can pick her up.
We went to the park last week when it was strangely (and beautifully) 70 degrees in February in NJ. It was her first time walking to the park in an umbrella stroller and she loved it. She went in the swings and at first, she wasn't sure what to think. It was new, probably a bit scary. But once she got the feeling of the back and forth movement, she was all giggles!
She had her well baby checkup and my little jellybean is up to 15 pounds. She's about 24 inches long, so she's a short one! The pediatrician is very pleased with her growth, so no worries. She's doing well! She's still getting over her first cold, which she had last week and the week before. So she's still more tired than usual, but she'll get back to normal soon.
I'll leave you with some pictures from this month including on from the park.
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