Tuesday, 12 August 2008

6 months old!!!

blueberry super food stains super badly

There are quite a few new things happening with us this week. First, I got a new job which I will be starting at the end of the year. I have just enough time to accustom myself to the idea of working full time and getting childcare in line. The good news about day care is that the facility is only a few minutes from where I'll be working and I can visit Isabella on my lunch break, which will make breastfeeding easier to keep up, not to mention mitigate my separation anxiety. The bad news is that we're on a waiting list to get in, and it could take several months.
she doesn't stay put under here for long

Second, we got our tickets to travel back to the States for two weeks in September. It's been two years since I've been "home" and I am hoping that I can squeeze in visits with as many people as possible. We leave on the 7th - mark your calendars!
still getting the hang of solids - mastered: apple and banana

Third, Pedro is traveling for work again this week and if we can get someone to watch the dogs, Isabella and I will spend a few days in Croatia on Pedro's tail. This will be my first test of traveling alone on a plane with Isabella. Tips and advice on this are most welcome.

Perhaps the biggest news of all is that Isabella is now 6 months old. It's unbelievable to me. There was a woman with a 3 week old at my postnatal class this week, and I kept staring at that tiny baby, unsure of whether Isabella was actually ever that small. So I came home and watched some home videos of her first days, and sure enough - she was. It's amazing that so much growth happens in such a short span of time - we're already needing to start childproofing certain areas. Well, I have to cut off here - Isabella has rolled across the room and is pooping for the first time in two days. You have no idea how happy this makes me!

5 comments:

Monique said...

LOL. I know EXACTLY how exciting poop can be after two days of no show. :P I think you are extremely courageous to be flying in September. Does she usually do well in the car? I tend to think of car rides as the best first-hand experience for how she'll do traveling in general. I'm still unsure about whether or not we should attempt the Christmas slog to France (it's not a direct flight over there, hideously long). So, be sure to tell all about your trip to the states! And congrats on the 6 month mark! She's adorable!

Amanda said...

1. Oxyclean! It will get just about any stain out - even blueberry.
2. Congratulations on the job. Shoot me an email when you get a chance and tell me all about it.
3. How's the sleeping going? I hope a little better. I had another friend call last week who's 1 year old isn't sleeping and she said it was nice to talk to someone who's baby hadn't been sleeping through the night since week 2. I'm convinced those parents are lying.

Miss you!

April & Pedro said...

Haha, poop - yes, always an interesting topics among parents. About the flying - we've flown with her on a plane to Italy and that was about 2 hrs - she did really well. She's also really good in the car - she sings and sleeps (though it wasn't that way for her first few months). We'll be sure to let everyone know how the flight to the US goes...

Aida y Willie said...

Abuela Aida esta muy orgullosa con su nieta Isabella que cada vez que vemos un retrato nuevo se ve mas bella,que DIOS la cuide y proteja siempre.
Esperamos poder verlos pronto.
Aida y Willie.

Aida y Willie said...

Abuela Aida esta muy orgullosa con su nieta Isabella que cada vez que vemos un retrato nuevo se ve mas bella,que DIOS la cuide y proteja siempre.
Esperamos poder verlos pronto.
Aida y Willie.