We started Isabel on solid foods a week before her six month mark. I was planning on delaying solids because of her early arrival and Eloise's lack of interest in solids until about nine months. While the transition has not been without bumps, Isabel loves to eat with the family. Phil and I both feel that Isabel is actually ready for her first dairy test. We're going to go slow with the introduction, but I have been much more diligent about exposure than I was with Eloise and I feel much more confident in the process having gone through it once before. I will reintroduce it into my diet slowly and we will probably be ready to offer her direct dairy in a few weeks.
|All smiles after breakfast last week - steel cut oatmeal, blueberries and cinnamon.|
I am enjoying seeing how Isabel's increased mobility and independence has begun to allow her to more actively participate in our daily tasks. But I find keeping up with both girls makes photos a bit more challenging. Isabel and I usually have an hour or two together in the mornings. She has been waking early for a few weeks now. She manages to put the hours of 4-6 to great use. She is a slow moving path of destruction emptying and knocking over every basket in sight. She has pretty much stopped sitting still. When she grow frustrated with her work, I sit with her in the office and read. She was fascinated by the baby faces in this book.
|My early riser.|
|Fun times in the waiting room.|
She is also quite proud about being able to sit up on her own. I was busy cleaning up the kitchen after dinner one night and she rolled over to Phil and showed him her newest trick. It was so sweet to hear Phil and Eloise cheering her on!
Eloise has decided that Isabel is old enough to begin playing board games. Here is my crew playing Chutes and Ladders. Apparently it only has three game pieces, so I was relegated to cheering squad.