well, i guess something clicked with the girl. she's been sleeping 8 hours every night since sunday night. thank God, since i was getting really tired of waking up every 3 hours with her. the tooth is still coming in, it hasn't broken the skin yet.
and on top of sleeping through the night again, i'm getting her on a bedtime schedule. yay! so, around 7:30, 8 ish, we start the bath, feeding, rocking bit, with the intent of getting her in bed by 9:30, 10 at the latest. and i'm making 2 naps a day mandatory. she usually fusses a little bit at first, but settles down and goes to sleep. i feel like a mom, now more than ever. this sleep thing is definitely a "i'm the mom, and that's why" thing with her. if she had her way, she would stay up as long as her little eyes could stand it.
i don't have a lot of pictures, but i do have an amazing one that ellen took when i was at kroger yesterday. it's definitely frame worthy. go ellen!
my hope is that the book picture is only a harbinger of things to come. she's getting so alert, and she's starting to chew on things and grab at things, when only 2 weeks ago, she wasn't so grabby. the milestones she's hitting are making me a little sad, since our baby is already growing up. yes, i know she's still an infant, but these three months have gone so fast. oh yes. zoe is three months old today. 3 months ago, right now, i was in the recovery room after surgery, and zoe was getting pumped full of drugs to normalize her blood pressure. strange how time truly changes all things.