January 23, 2009


Audia has made quite a few big steps in the past few days! I am hoping it's just due to being in her 19th "wonder week". As much as I love seeing her grow before my eyes, I am NEVER going to be able to keep up with her if she keeps this up.....

1) She's drank out of a bottle twice in the past two days; A BIG step considering she has been totally refusing any type of artificial nipple for months now. She's only taking an ounce or two, but right now we'll take what we can get!

2) One of her Christmas presents from Grandma and Grandpa Halberg/Carlson arrived today, and she looks like SUCH a big girl in it!

3) In addition to this, she put herself to sleep on Wednesday night! She woke up around 1 for her usual middle-of-the-night feeding, fell asleep while eating, and much to my chagrin, woke up as soon as I put her back in her crib. I stood there for a minute, just watching her, and after a few minutes of rolling back and forth and sucking on her hand like she thought it was playtime, she suprised me by falling asleep! On her own! She hasn't done it since, but at least now we know that she can.

4) And, last but not least, today she started rolling from tummy to back! She's finally figured out how to roll all the way over (as you can see in the attached video). The only problem with this is that now she's rolling all over the floor, regardless of where the blankets we put down for her happen to be. I suppose eating cat hair isn't going to kill her, but I'll definitely be vacuuming mutliple times a week now......



Wow, she's a mover and a shaker!! Just watch out mommy! She will be rolling from one room to another soon! I "lost" Abby one time when she started doing that. It's quite a feeling of panic when you set your what you thought was immobile child down and come back and find she isn't where you last put her. Haha. Congrats, Audia! You are a big girl now!