Leap #4 was 5 loooong weeks long. R4 has made some obvious advancements like being able to bring things to her mouth (including my hand), using consonant sounds, searches for people when they walk away from her, grumbles when impatient.
There are other new skills that I may not have noticed or haven’t kicked in yet.
Leap #4 in my mind is “the leap of cat naps.” R4 rarely slept more than 30 minutes at a time unless I was holding her and even then sometimes it was still only 30 mintues. Luckly she slept really well at night except for nursing a lot more often.
When this leap ended it was like a switch flipped. She took two 1.5 hour naps in the bed! I didn’t know what to do with myself! I made blueberry muffins with the berries we picked last week and dinner!! I also realized she’s not nursing NEAR as often! She’s back to doing a 3-4 hours stretch at night like she was before this leap and going 2-3 hours during the day (instead of every 1-2).
I wish Wonder Weeks had been around when The Bigs were little I am finding this app really useful!