TUMMY TIME!! Yep, under that pile of clothes from Dannie, there lay a mat. The mat is for tummy time (with a lift!). She enjoyed the little fishies, but became frustrated as she tried to play with the toys (ie: get them to her mouth) AND lay on her belly.
Even before the mat arrive, she was gradually allowing herself to be on her tummy for longer points through the day. We have about 5 minutes or so each time she's awake during the day...so about 20 minutes a day total. She has crazy spit-up episodes through the day, and tummy time encourages the spit-up, so we're working to find out what time of day is best for "tummy time"! Her walker chair has also helped her significantly with head control and seeing the house from a different view. She's been sleepy for most of the day the past few days (being awake only about 5-6 hours) and has only enjoyed her chair for about 10 minutes at a time. I don't want her to sit in the chair for too long, anyway, as it can't be the most comfortable position in the world. She still prefers to be on her back, but will try to pull herself into a sitting position just using her abs! Soon she'll learn she can grab onto things to help herself up. A bumbo chair may be in the future too, but seeing as she has so many other ways to entertain herself during the day, we may just wait until baby #2 SOME DAY until we get more "early stages" toys.
I am also very grateful for how easily little Quinn goes to sleep...even if she is sleeping most of the day. I was worried at first that she wouldn't sleep at night when she naps so often during the day. I've found, however, that as long as she follows a relatively normal schedule, she'll still rub her eyes and want her bed by 8pm (usually 7:30). She will no longer fall asleep cuddling at night like she used to and I miss it. However, almost immediately upon her head hitting her mattress, her arms press her blankie close to her ear and her eyes are closed. She fell alseep for her afternoon nap while we cuddled yesterday and I enjoyed the closeness so much, I took a short snooze myself!
Well, now I'll probably take a few days off from blogging...we'll see!!
Also, please let us know as soon as you may want to come visit and if you'll "need" to stay at our place. We have many people who want to visit and we don't want to "overbook" our spare bedroom. We also have quite a few trips out of town planned for the year and we'd hate to have you plan a vacation to come see us when we're not here! We've had many visitors so far and we'd love to have more! Just please let us know so we can plan accordingly.