Well, we've had some highs and lows this week. Axel is getting much more interactive, which is lots of fun. He often looks like he's drunkenly conducting some imaginary orchestra and is increasingly bright eyed and bushy tailed.
On the other hand, all this awareness and expanded awake time seems to lead to overstimulation and fussiness (and very sleepless nights.) So we've had to expand on diversion tactics, whether it's the ugly vibrating chair or the extreme swaddle.
Bottom line: when the baby gods are happy, we are all happy.