I feel like Maddie's been a little neglected on the blog recently. And unfortunately I've been slacking with the camera so I don't have too many pictures of her. I need to take so many more because she changing so fast! She is officially a roller! She rolled over for the first time on August 29th and has spent the last few weeks perfecting it. She's especially good at rolling when Ethan helps her out. If I'm not vigilant he'll roll her across the floor like a log. I think it's pretty safe to say that she really hates when he does this.
She's so close to consistently sleeping through the night. Most nights she goes down around 7:30 and doesn't wake up until I get up in the morning. I usually get up around 4:30 and I wake her up to eat so I can exercise without feeling uncomfortable. I think she would sleep longer if I let her. Every so often she'll wake up around 1am, but all I have to do is give her her "Maddie-fire" (pacifier) and she'll go right back to sleep. I think this milestone is much more important to me than her!
You can't tell from the pictures, but she smiles all the time. I'm usually just a second to late with the camera. I am definitely her favorite so she'll give me a smile pretty anytime. She definitely loves her daddy too. She's more wary of strangers than I remember my other kids being at this age. She's a momma's girl through and through. I don't mind too much. I love that I can calm her when no body else can. It's nice to feel needed and loved. And nothing melts my heart faster than her smile when she sees me walk into a room. Man I love that little girl!