She is starting to get more control over her body and I know it won't be long before she is sitting up on her own.
She is also starting to hold her bottle on her own, which is such a help to mommy. She doesn't do it for long, but I'm sure it won't be long before she holds it for most of her feeding.
She loves to hold onto toys and anything that dangles in front of her. She absolutely loves her play mat and she'll lay on it and just swat and grab and whatever is hanging above her.
One thing I'm not crazy about her doing lately is that she has started waking up in the middle of the night. Ever since the beginning of August, she has been sleeping on average 8-10 hours a night. However last week, she woke up at 3:00am and has been doing it ever since. Most people I have talked to seem to think she might be starting to cut teeth and have assured me that this phase will probably not last long. It's not really the waking up that I don't enjoy as much as the fact that she doesn't go back to bed very easily. In fact, some nights the only way she will go back to sleep is if I put her in the bed with me and Kevin. I definitely do not want to make a habit of this, but sometimes I am so completely exhausted that I will do whatever necessary to get her to go back to sleep. OK confession, I'm not crazy about her sleeping with us (mainly because I know it's not the safest thing in the world with her still being so little) but I do LOVE having her so close and snuggling with her for a few hours before I go to work.
|"Oh Lexie Kate, you are so funny!!"|
|These two little girls are so precious to me! I can't wait to see how much fun they have growing up together.|