There is nothing greater than a Newborn smiling at you. Seriously, I could (and do) spend hours and hours trying to get this girl to give me these big smiles. It is amazingly gratifying. She is becoming so much more alert. She coos and smiles at the drop of a hat. If I talk to someone else while she's feeding she pops off and gives me HUGE grins, thinking that I'm talking to her. She is captivating. The kids love it too.
I really think she gets what's going on a lot more now. She talks and talks to me....as if she's really trying to tell me something. She'll lock eyes with me and coo and watch my mouth so intently like she's trying her darnedest to figure out how to make the ridiculous noises that I"m making. It's great. Simple, and absurd and absolutely wonderful.
bassinet right by our bed to feed her and them put her back. I barely even wake up. It's great. She is by far our most mellow baby so far....or is that we are mellow?