As you can see from the pictures below, Grandma Sommer (Ger’s mom) is visiting this week, taking part in much of the happy fun childcare time. Sam was a bit dubious at first, apparently not having remembered Grandma, but she has warmed up considerably.
In fact, Sam has bee about as agreeable as we’ve ever known her to be. This is due, I’m certain, to the fact that she is now napping like a drunk. I’ve mentioned once or twice about how she had a lot of trouble napping, and that we were often forced to let her cry it out until she finally fell asleep –sometimes as long as 30 or 40 minutes. Worse, her naps topped out at around 20 minutes, 30 if we were lucky. Avoiding the drama and letting her stay up meant that by early evening we had a shrieking lump of baby that hated you, me, and the entire world with wordless fury. It was not a good situation.
Miraculously, though, in the last week or so Sam has started to zonk out immediately when put down for her morning nap, and only fuss a bit for her afternoon one. And get this: she sleeps for an hour and a half at a time! I’m hypothesizing that her new appetite for sleep is due mainly to her being more active (sitting, pushing up, flopping around), but I really don’t care why. I’m just glad because not only does this give us like an extra two to three hours of free time each day, but Sam is also generally more happy and tolerant of nonsense like not entertaining her for every waking moment.
Here are pictures:
Not much else to report, other than Sam has discovered the great job of taking something and bashing it against other things. She does this over and over and over again, leading me to believe that she has a great career ahead of her as either a carpenter or a contestant on Fox’s Foxy Boxing.