Those are great pictures of Miss Ivey!
Trisha, i'm so glad things are going well. Lexi loves to be held too, but we trained her to be put down. Lexi won't fall asleep in her bed, she never has, so what we did is let her fall asleep in your arms, then about 5 minutes after she's asleep, put her down in her bed. If she whines, we let her whine until it turns into a scream. 50% of the time she'll whine and then go to sleep. but if she starts screaming, we pick her up, calm her down, let her fall asleep
Ivey is so cute.
She is such a cutie and I am so happy to hear how in love your whole family is. Like I told Teri though, they out grow the always wanting to be held stage. Sophie went through this and it frustrated me at times. I wante to cuddle her and love her, just not every minute of the day. I had a heck of a time for a bit, because she would only sleep if she was held all night. Of course that was daddy's fault, but that is another story. So I guess all I can say is enjoy it while it last. I would love for Sophie to cuddle with me, but she is just too busy for that. She whines to get picked up, but that is only to smack me and pull my hair. She just uses me as her personal play toy, lol.
Take care it was good to hear from you.