We spent our new year's eve, like most new parents I imagine, at home with the baby. Petra ate her way into 2008, then ate again before falling asleep around 2am. She's dropped her middle of the night feed though and slept through until 7, giving me a five hour break. Bliss it is to sleep for five hours!!
At six weeks old, she's much more demonstrative and interactive than she was even a couple of weeks ago. She smiles at everything, even blank walls, and has developed quite the repertoire of grunts, gurgles, squeaks, and coos. I'm impressed by how much she can communicate with only facial expressions and cries. She tells me when she wants fed by making intense eye contact followed up with lots of lip smacking and sucking noises. And she lets me know how she wants me to hold her by leaning and grunting. There's a lot of personality in that tiny body!