Not much to report today, really. We are trying to establish a napping schedule. Any helpful hints from anyone would be appreciated. Molly sleeps a lot in the Moby, but we try to put her down for at least one nap a day in her pack and play. She doesn't really seem to like to nap, though. I don't know if she is still so little that she likes to be cuddled (i.e., in the moby) to fall asleep or if she just doesn't really need that much sleep. I was reading in my handy dandy Dr. Spock book that some babies just don't need as much sleep as other babies. I know I certainly need a lot of sleep, so it seems strange that my daughter would not need that much. Bill can get by with less than I can, and I know Aunt Kelly can get by on (what seems to me) next to no sleep. So maybe Molly Zelda just doesn't need as much. Regardless, I am still trying every day to get her to take a nap outside of the Moby. She will sleep only a little while, usually less than an hour, before she wakes up and starts crying. If she is not crying, we usually just leave her alone to see if she will go back to sleep. We figure she is at least getting some rest even if she is not actually falling asleep. Today I tried to put her on the couch next to me, resting on the nursing pillow. She is there right now, and I am looking at her dosing. That seems to work so maybe I will try that again tomorrow. She is really cute. It has been pretty hot so she is just in her diaper. I took a couple of pictures so those will be in the next group Bill posts. You can see how chubby she is getting, with the rolls on her fat belly.
I have been trying to get out of the house with her a little while every day. It can sometimes be difficult, though, because she eats a lot. I try to leave after a feeding and spend an hour or so out. Luckily, there are tons of things to wander around through in our neighborhood, little shops, coffee shops, a bookstore, etc. so I don't have to drive anywhere. I just strap her on and we take aimless walks. It's pretty nice, actually.