Hey y'all! It's me - Ila!
I turned six months old last Friday, April 10th! My mommy can hardly believe it! She can be a little dramatic and has been moaning and groaning about how I'm already half way to my birthday! She's so silly.
My daddy had to go out of town for a bachelor party on Friday, but my Gamma came to town, and Mommy, Gamma and Sissy took me to The Children's Museum. I like it there because they have lots of mirrors so that I can see myself everywhere that I look. I love to look at myself because I am so cute.
There was also lots and lots of space for me to roll and roll around and lots of fun toys to play with.
I love to roll. I don't crawl yet, but I can get from one side of the room to the other in the blink of an eye by rolling. Sometimes I get stuck in a corner or something so I scream and scream until Mommy comes to save me.
Speaking of Mommy, I sure do love her. She's my favorite person in the whole world, and other people are only allowed to hold me if they stand next to Mommy so that I can see her the whole time. I don't like it when Mommy leaves me EVER! You know what I did to make sure that she couldn't leave me? I started refusing to take a bottle! A few weekends ago, Mommy and Daddy tried to leave me with Poppa James and Sue-Sue to go to a couples shower. I showed them though! When they brought out a bottle, I screamed for an hour straight until Poppa finally called Mommy and she came home and fed me. I did it to Gamma once too when Mommy and Daddy tried to go out with some friends. Now Mommy knows that she can't leave me or I'll starve myself. HAHAHAHA!
I have what Mommy calls a "witching hour". Starting every evening around 5:30, I must be held by Mommy and MOMMY ONLY for a couple of hours. This can be a little frustrating to Mommy because she's usually very busy around this time, but I don't care. I ONLY want Mommy to hold me. She used to try to hand me to Daddy so she could do something silly like cook dinner or brush Sissy's teeth before bed, but I just scream and scream until Daddy gives me back to Mommy. So Mommy has started putting me in an ergo during my witching hour. I like this a lot. It's so comfortable against Mommy's chest, and now I just sleep in my ergo while Mommy cooks and cleans the kitchen and gets Sissy ready for bed and stuff like that. It makes it more difficult for Mommy to do things while wearing an ergo, but I don't really care.
Some other things about me are: I am very, very ticklish. Mornings are my favorite time. I wake up smiling. I love to smile. Smiling's my favorite. I am very good at sleeping. I still sleep in my bassinet next to Mommy and Daddy's bed. I like it there. I love to pull on the cat's fur when she walks by me. It's so funny! It makes me laugh! I love to give kisses and slobber all over everybody's cheeks. I still don't have any teeth. Prior to 5:30 every day, I'm a perfect angel. I am completely addicted to my paci. I looovvveeee to talk. If I'm trying to talk to you and you don't seem to be paying attention to me, I will start coughing and pretending that something is wrong so that you will run over to me. Then I grin and laugh because I fooled you. I'm also really, really small.
I had my six month check-up yesterday, and at 12 lbs. 15 oz., I don't even register on the charts. My Mommy asked the doctor what percentile I was in, and the doctor said, "zero". But since I'm proportionate and happy and meeting all my milestones, the doctor said I am A-OK!
Mommy took that picture before I had my shots. I wasn't so happy after I got my shots, and if Mommy would've told me they were coming, I wouldn't have been smiling in this picture!
For my half birthday, Mommy and Sissy made me half a birthday cake! Mommy let Sissy decorate it, and I laid in my nap nanny and watched her. I love watching Sissy.
Since Daddy was out of town on my actual half birthday, we didn't celebrate me until last night. I loved my cake. Sissy did a good job!
But then they didn't let me eat any of it! And they all ate it RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! How rude!
So I don't get to eat cake yet, but now that I'm a big girl and six months old, Mommy says I can have some other food. On Sunday, she mashed up a banana for me. It was my very first time to eat food! I really liked it, and ate everything that was in the bowl! Sissy helped feed me too. I sure do love my big sissy. She's very nice to me. Sometimes she gives me hugs and I grab her hair and pull it and she screams and I just laugh and laugh!
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you! I can sit up now! I did it for the first time on exactly my six month birthday! It's amazing at how good I've gotten at it in just a few days! It sure is fun to be able to sit up by myself now! It's much better than laying down all the time!
I'm such a happy girl. I think I have a pretty good life. It's so awesome to be me!