Isabella Updates

We had her four month well-visit this morning. Bella is now 15 pounds, 1 ounce and 25 inches long.

We also had shots, which was not so fun. Though not as bad as last time. I let her eat a little immediately after and that calmed the tears pretty quickly. She was actually smiling as we put her in the car seat.

Bella is now quite proficient at rolling from her tummy to her back. She can also roll in a 360 degree circle while on her back. She regularly plays in the exersaucer, focusing intently on the toys and maneuvering herself a full 360 degrees. She loves to fling herself back and forward wih her arms outstretched, giggling and squealing. She loves standing up.

She’s starting to belly laugh, though sometimes it still sounds a little rusty. She’s also whispering and practising her gutteral sounds.

She regularly sleeps 6-9 hours at night. (Ah bliss!) Usually from somewhere between 9 and 12 till between 4 and 6.

She loves people. Is very alert and observant, taking in the world around her. She is very good at manipulating objects and now my glasses aren’t safe on my face nor my drink or spoon in my hand. And of course, everything goes in the mouth.

Most mornings she wakes up smiling and chatting to herself, even squealing and laughing, which is nice for me. I’ve never been a morning person but it’s hard to be a grump when faced with a laughing baby.

Unfortunately, she’s never picked up the habit of napping during hte day. Naps are sporadic and when they do happen are usually short, 15-30 minutes is average. But as long as she’s good tempered and sleeps at night, I guess that’s ok.

Dom just posted some pictures at his flickr site, I’ll repost some of my favorites here too in a bit.

And since I haven’t posted in a while, I’ll also write some more updates about my week. As soon as I catch up on all that unanswered email that’s haunting me…

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