While I've got Natalie occupied in her bouncer I figured I would give a quick update on three monumental things she has done in the past twenty-four hours.
1. Yesterday morning during tummy time I laid her on the mat with her head facing away from me and I started calling her name and telling her to turn her head to my voice. Slowly but surely she picked up her little head and rotated it over to look at me.
2. Our bedtime routine for her starts at 9:00 with a feeding, rocking and lullabies and usually ends between 9:30 and 10:00 with her asleep in her bassinet in the bedroom. She typically wakes up somewhere around 2:00 and 5:00 for feedings and then waking up for the day around 8:00 when her daddy is leaving for work. This morning I woke up at 7:00 very confused. Had I really been so tired that I didn't remember feeding her at 5:00? I checked my Baby Tracker app on my phone. Nope. No record of a feeding at 5:00 this morning. The little munchkin just slept right on through it. Good girl. Hopefully this is the beginning of once a night feedings?! I'm cautiously optimistic.
3. This morning as Craig was leaving for work and I was making my coffee we placed her in the bouncer seat in the kitchen and she was just hanging out and looking around. After Craig left and I sat down at the computer with my coffee I heard a rattle. I looked down and my little monkey had reached up and hit the rattle hanging down over her in the bouncer. Okay. I'll chalk up the first one to being an accident. Then, after careful concentration...she did it again. She's got a pretty sweet armswing if I do say so myself - a middle hitter/blocker perhaps?!