She's falling into a predictable routine now. I know that at 8:30 am and 1 pm she will be ready for a good nap. Granted those naps are still taking place in her swing instead of her crib...but we'll tackle that problem soon now that she's actually following a pattern.
Bedtime is still a challenge, but we're making progress in that area too. She loses her temper big time when we lay her down for bed. I don't think her tummy is bothering her anymore, (although sometimes it is) but I think she's associating being on her back with her reflux. No wonder she hates it.
She's getting better at self soothing. We let her cry for five minutes before picking her up to calm her. Last night she cooed to herself for twenty minutes without crying.
The only problem now is that by the time she calms down enough to fall asleep, it's been two hours since her last feeding, and she's ready to eat again.
On the other hand, she's sleeping for great stretches. She slept twelve hours straight last Sunday. I woke up on Monday morning in a panic when I realized that Vivi hadn't woken up all night. Most nights she still wakes up to eat around 2:30 in the morning, but I'll take it! We've come a long way from nursing every two hours all night long!
Vivi's personality still seems to be a combination of sweet, serious, and ambitious. She's not as easy to get a laugh out of as Madeline was. When she does laugh, it's a mixture of glee and irritation. "Ha-ha, Mumma, you're tickling my chin! Now, quit it!"
Eric tried to get her to laugh this afternoon and instead frightened her. She screamed loud!
She rolled over for the second time this week. She made it look so easy too. I keep waiting for her to do it again, but she'd rather hang out on her side.
Vivi is becoming less stranger shy. Hooray! But she's definitely a Mumma's girl. She cried when I left the room to get coffee this morning, but beamed when I came back in. She's using me for the milk.
We still haven't had any major bottle success. Womp.
But best of all, she had her physical this week, and she's doing great! Twelve pounds! She's still 18th percentile, but she's starting to swing back up a bit. And as long as she doesn't keep falling, we're good!
Eric is on vacation next week. We're looking forward to snuggling Dada, celebrating Vivi's first Easter, and visiting New York! Hooray Spring!