Cristina is smiling so much these days it's tough to leave her for even a second in case she happens to bless us with another one. I just can't stand it. I could post a whole slew of smiling photos but it's come down to these three as my absolute favorites.
She's still drinking just about 5 ounces or so per feeding. We are starting to cluster feed in the evening and she's gone almost 5 hours without waking up so we are happy with that. Bill and I are still working out the "does the babbling mean she's going to wake up and cry or is she going to go back to sleep?" issue. I'm more comfortable with her being awake or sleep talking and then going back to sleep than Bill is...which is funny since I thought FOR SURE I'd be right there every time she seemed like she was waking up to make sure she doesn't cry. But it's still early and we are discussing how we are going to progress to longer stints of sleep. And she IS still pretty young but I think not too young for some sleep training. "Training" sounds so harsh for 9-week old baby but if dogs love structure so do babies, right??? :-)
Speaking of dogs, Chloe is still being just the most lovely sister ever. I find it hard to believe I was ever worried about this sweet dog ever being aggressive with Cristina. Her diaper-sniffing is getting really good for seeking out the dirty diapers and every once in a while she goes in for a little kiss on the face (which I try to discourage), but she's been a sweetheart with her little sister.
Overall Cristina is, from what I'm gathering from conversations with other parents, a pretty mellow baby. She takes a pacifier if she wants it, but doesn't need it all the time, cries only when she needs something, and likes to chill out and watch us cook dinner at the end of the day. Once she starts sleeping more (and she will, she will!), we'll be all set...
...and then she'll change it up on us! But it doesn't matter because she has us wrapped around her finger, anyway.
And finally, a huge congrats to all the babies being born out here on blogland...just awesome!