Abby generally wakes up pretty happy. She's usually up between 7:30 and 8:30 am. Works our great for me cuz I am really not a crack of dawn kind of person. When she wakes I'll hear her moving around and playing in her crib. I can usually get away with an extra 30 minutes while she entertains herself in her crib. So of course I do! I drift in and out while listening to her play. It has worked out well for us and she let's me know when she is ready to get up and out by calling me.
I have been meaning to video her as I see her first thing in the morning. You can see in the video that she has been up a while as evidenced by all of her crib stuff thrown out of her crib. She loves to jump in her crib and as you can see it's pretty springy;) The "Cheese" that she said this morning when I opened her door with the camera was totally spontaneous on her part:)