Merry Christmas everyone!
While the 25th maybe Christmas day, it is also seven months as a family.
Last night as we driving home from Cory's aunt's house after dinner and stockings (see sleepy Sylvie in the above photo), we told Sylvie that the best Christmas gift she could give us would be to sleep in until 7:15 this morning.
Alas, we should have been a little more specific and asked for a later sleep in AND no waking up in the middle of the night...sigh! However, she then slept in until 8:30 - yey! This is very unusual, even if Sylvie stays up later than normal, she is still up first thing in the morning. That makes her parents reconsider staying up too late themselves, otherwise it is a very slow morning until nap time.
We really can't complain however, Sylvie has been (knock on wood) a very, very good sleeper. She hardly ever wakes up during the night, usually goes down quickly at night at 7:00 pm, and sleeps until just before 7:00 am. She is still napping each day, usually around 1:00 for two to two and a half hours. We are hoping this sleeping pattern/routine continues well into the new year :)
When we look back over the last months, we are amazed at how far Sylvie (and us parents) have come. Things Sylvie is doing/loving this month are:
* Eating applesauce with a spoon on her own - yes it is a little messy! (She has already mastered the fork)
*Eating Mandarin oranges! Yey a new fruit has finally been added!
*Look what Daddy taught me to do with the orange slice Mama! Thanks Daddy...sigh...
* Climbing up Daddy's legs and flipping over
*Sylvie finally has a lovey, her teddy bear named coincidentally "Mr. Bear". She takes him around the house for rides in her stroller, gives him gentle touches and lots of hugs and kisses. If Cory and I forget to place him in her arms as we tuck her in at night, when leave her room and check on her from the video baby monitor, we see her sit up and grab Mr. Bear, and lie back down to cuddle with him.
*Making faces...Sylvie loves scrunching up her face and having you copy or giggle at her
*Drinking a banana milk smoothie out of a straw for her afternoon snack