Today I was lucky and didn't have to go to work until 1:30. I enjoyed stealing extra moments with my baby girl. Whenever I went to pick her up from Grandma's after work I was amazed! I swear she grew up while I was at work for 5 hours. I know they say that babies grow fast, but really?? How is it possible that I left my little girl and by the time I arrived to pick her up she was a big girl? I think she gained a pound and grew two inches while I was gone. I am surprised she wasn't like the Hulk and burst out of her clothing because she is so much bigger. She also developed a "real baby cry" it's loud, strong, and determined to make a point and you better figure out its meaning fast or it increases in loudness and intensity! Another way she improved her development over the weekend is that she now not only looks at her animals on the mobile attached to her bouncer, but she now kicks it (her monkey of course) so much that she almost slides completely out of the bouncer. She was also sleeping in her crib all last week, but we vetoed the crib after I looked on the monitor two nights in a row and there was no Gabby where I placed her when she went to sleep! Houdini was living up to her name, now you see her...now you don't! She rolled off of her positioner, and turned in various positions in her crib, which freaked Mommy out!! So now she is sleeping in her bassinet again and remains in the same place where I put her down (because there isn't room for her to run). I wonder what her next magic trick will be?!?
Gabby's party was everything she imagined it. The 22 girls enjoyed getting their hair and make up done. Then they all put on their head set microphone and then headed onto stage and enjoyed performing their favorite songs. The girls seemed to really like the party that Gabby planned. After cake and gifts the girls went back to the stage for an encore (or 5). A few of the moms at the party even attempted to escape from one of our escape rooms. Gabby seemed to love having the run of Escape Artist and showing off the rooms to all of her friends. It is amazing how many people love and care for Gabby. We are so grateful for all of the friends and fun that was had at her party!