Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuppence & Puddin' Up! - Isla is 5 Months Old

Happy 5th month my baby Isla! This month your Nana Betty is visiting from Ireland and she absolutely adores you! She has dubbed you with the new nickname Tuppence which she pronounces "Tup-pins." It is such a cute name and has stuck. Now when you read this as a twenty year old you'll know how in the world we came up with that one!

*Today you weigh ...15, 16 pounds??
You are asleep and to be honest there is no way I am waking you to find out!

*My goodness. You are growing out of six and nine month clothing faster than I can get them on you. I can't believe how big and healthy you are and I am so grateful for it! You seem to be growing much faster than Teagan did at this age.

*You wear a size 3 diapers

I love this picture and playing around with the cool features on Picnick

My favorite thing to do is to hold and just cuddle you. My girlfriends do too and they call you my squishy baby as the baby boys in our group are all lean muscle! You hated rice cereal but do so love baby oatmeal. Today we are trying carrots for the first time and I bet you'll be a fan!

You are Super Happy Baby!!! We went out today and women's hearts just melted as your little face lights up with a toothless grin when anyone talks to you. This month we started playing a game where we make faces and noises and you giggle back at us. Your big sister Teagan loves that and says, "Look at ME Isla!!!"

I have a picture of Teagan in these Kiss Me I'm Irish jammies. Most often I get comments about your super beautiful red hair! Grandpa Gerry was delighted to hear of it as his dad and grandfather both had the Irish red. I think your grandma Dillard did too. Betty says you look so much like your cousin Shauna who lives in Australia. We've talked about how fun it is going to be to get the Irish, Australian and American cousins together someday!

This month you've started putting your pacifier back in your mouth which Daddy thinks is brilliant as it means less work for him! Ha! And you have a few toys that you like to play with including an awesome polka dotted elephant that makes all kinds of fun noises from John, Blair and Lauren.

This picture makes me laugh! Here I am thinking we'll have a great mommy-daughter photo together as I never seem to sit still long enough to get my own pictures with you two. I had no idea you were "puddin' up" as your Nana Betty says it! Oh well, we'll try again.

I love you Sweet Tuppence! And we are off to another great month....


  1. She is just so adorable and yes squishy!! I love holding her sooo much!! Can't believe our babes are 4-5-6 months. Weren't we just pregnant?? :)

  2. What a cutie!! Thanks for stopping by! Following you now :) ~Tina @ Mamas Like Me

  3. How sweet that you are documenting all of this. Love the name Isla, so cute! And that last picture cracks me up, that's classic. :)

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  4. Thanks for the comment! Following you back, too!

    To answer your question, I don't use any special software. All of my pictures are taken with either my Canon EOS 50D or my Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras. I rotate, sometimes pictures on the same post are taken with different cameras!

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  6. Oh those are some adorable pictures and happy 5th month little Tuppence :D I adore the picknik picture. Great job on that!


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