Alina is starting to become a functioning being instead of a demanding baby. She was throwing everything off her tray at lunch the other day and I disciplined her (as usual) to not do it adding that she should put anything she is finished with on the table or give it to Mommy. She, of course, cried because she does not like to be told what to do. Well, at dinner that same night she was eating and when she didn’t want whatever she had she looked at me and put it on the table. I was so proud! Aside from the signing, this was the first time that she actually showed she was paying attention to what I was saying. I am so looking forward to when Aiden goes to school so I can have some one-on-one time with her. I think she will progress very nicely when I don’t have to juggle Aiden too. I’ve felt like I’ve been ignoring her with certain things and hope that I can fill in the gaps during our alone time. Let the bonding begin (in September)!