Well, I'm here to tell you it is totally true! My girls are so friggin' fun now - they are observant, grasping onto things, crying less, eating well, laughing and giggling aaaaaand......SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT. Rare is the night when either of them wakes up to eat, and if they do, you can tell they are going through a growth spurt, and you may benefit from lots of extra sleep through the daytime as a result.
So...all you new Mamas out there? Just hold on! It gets better....
Unless, of course, you are some of the lesser group of poor Moms who have a colicky baby or one that just simply doesn't sleep well. I know some of them, and I don't know how they do it.
But then, I hear women say those words directed at me, and I feel like I am really lucky and have great babies. It's not even all that hard right now. And really? I cannot WAIT until they can sit up and play with each other.
Some new things they do:
- They smile IMMEDIATELY when you smile at them.
- They grasp onto things easily and don't always let go.
- They look at each other and smile or giggle; and
- They laugh - especially, it seems, when they see each other or themselves in the mirror. (We got video of this yesterday with Hailey and love it. Such an amazing memory to capture, even if we only caught the tail end of it on video - it took me so much by surprise, since it was her first full on laugh, and it lasted a good minute! Too cute.)