Aunt Lisa and Uncle Jared came to visit this weekend, and we were all really happy to see them. Samantha enjoyed snuggling up to them and she loved the seahorse toy they brought for her. Samantha had a really busy weekend. She played a new game with her daddy (she held his finger and used her abs to lift her bottom and legs up over and over again), she sat in her swing for a long time without crying, she rocked her rocker by kicking her legs and made the toys on it move, she went to REI, Chili's and Steak 'n Shake, and she went 4 hours between feedings at night instead of 2, which meant I got 3 hours of sleep between feedings instead of 1!
Things seem to be getting easier around here. She's smiling more and more every day. She always smiles at her mobile when I change her diaper in the morning. She can sit quietly and look at things on her own for a few minutes without crying to be carried around, and she actually enjoys diaper time and tolerates clothing changes (if she's not hungry). I was even able to eat cheese without hurting her tummy! I may actually be able to get some things done in the mornings during naptime and those brief periods during which she can entertain herself! Of course, nothing beats snuggling my baby girl.