Now, she's not only so much bigger and stronger, she's really started to study faces more, and become more interested in toys. She will sit on my upright legs after I feed her and "talk" to me for a bit before she gets really tired and needs a nap. Here's a video I made with some really cool "words" and some hiccups:
She's also started to smile quite a bit.
|The best one I've captured--I think she has my smile.|
Grandma and Grandpa Romo were here again this past week, and Grandma got a couple of smiles out of her. She and Brian were tied in the smile count until Saturday when he took care of her all afternoon while I went to a bridal shower for one of our good friends. Gabby was very happy to have Daddy to herself, and showed it by giving him tons of smiles and coos.
|I managed to get this great shot before I left!|
Oh yes, the growth spurt. Boy, that was fun. Gabby still slept pretty well at night, but during the day, fought me tooth and nail for every nap. She also ate every 2 hours, which was awesome for my poor boobs. When she wasn't eating or (rarely) sleeping, she was whining and complaining. I don't really blame her--I remember growth spurts from my teenage years, and those bad boys hurt! Achy joints, sore bones, being hungry and tired all the time, and I knew what was going on! It's got to be so much worse for Gabby, since she really has no idea why she's hurting, and also no idea why I can't just make it stop for her. I'm mom, the food giver, I should be able to keep her comfortable all the time!
As far as sleeping goes, Brian put her to bed between 9:30 and 10:30 (she still chooses), and she'll sleep until 2 or so. She'll then give me until 5 or 6, eat again, and then go down until 8 or 9. During the day, she gives me a morning nap of an hour or so, a mid-day nap of another hour, and then an afternoon nap of around 2 or 3 hours. She'll usually fall asleep again around dinnertime, and then we start all over again. Nighttime is spend in her crib, which she's really good about, but all naps are still spent on me. I admit that I'm not really discouraging this--I love sitting with her asleep on my chest.
|Yeah, this is awesome during the day|
|But I'm so glad she sleeps here at night!|
|This was so nice|
|Yeah, she's not happy about my plan|
|Gabby and Grandma Romo|
|She wasn't quite done eating.|
|I'm cute and I know it|
|From St. Patrick's Day|
|Bye my peeps!|