Thursday, February 10, 2011
Her naps are slowly starting to lengthen, at least one of the 3 is usually a good 1.5-2 hours. Sometimes the morning nap is the long one, sometimes the mid day nap is long. She still needs three naps, usually one long and two short. Maybe in the next month or two she will take the two short ones and make it into one long so we'll have two long naps every day. She's pretty much calling the shots on her sleep schedule. I really tried to read up and force the issue and I am following her lead now and things seem to be falling into place on their own. At about the time she hit 3 months though, she began to be able to stay awake up to 2 hours in time. I had her on a 90 minute wake schedule before and she started to cry for long period instead of falling asleep so I moved her naps further apart. Seemed to work out!
Audrey is starting to play with her toys, with us. I have a little bag of rattles, spinning toys, little noise makers. She grabs for them and holds them with quickly improving coordination. I have a little toy strand across the handle on her car seat that she plays with in the car too. She puts on quite a cute little concentration face:).
Audrey does chatter with you one-on-one. She doesn't talk much otherwise unless you engage her in a long "conversation". She is learning several new sounds and is interested in the sounds we make. Her little whines and calls from her crib or when she's sleepy sound like a little cat:).
The times when she is actually upset, she has very little patience. And she has no slow work up, she goes from happy to frantic in a snap. If she wails out of no where, she's hungry. If she's overwhelmed by too many faces around her, she will start to put on a very sad pout and then will scream. The other day she was over tired before bedtime and I had her up on my hip and she threw her arms out and her head back and wailed out of no where! Poor thing!