I know I’m not posting as regularly (or regularly at all, rather), and I’m phoning it in in a lot of other areas of my life currently, too (oh hai, Maiden South!) but I am currently in a complete and utter state of awe at what tiny miracles babies are. Watching Adella Grace growing and learning is amazing. Friday, she was incredibly fussy, and the Wonder Weeks app (a wonderful way to know you’re not a horrible mom and your baby is crying and needy because she’s simply growing – I HIGHLY recommend and wish I had known about it before the throes of the 6 week growth spurt!) told me to expect it due to a developmental leap.
From the Wonder Weeks:
After having made this leap, a baby doesn’t experience the world as a single entity anymore; the world is like a bowl of soup where everything blends together. The baby begins to differentiate regular patterns. For example, she discovers her hands. She looks surprised and turns them around. Many of the baby’s automatic reflexes disappear, and Adella Grace begins to do things purposefully. All the movements she makes still look very stiff to the outside world as if she is a puppet on a string.
I laid her in her crib after an hour or so of hollering, gave her a paci (and poured myself a glass of wine – it was 5:30 pm on a Friday after all) and sat in the rocker next to her crib to watch her. Well wouldn’t ya know – she started putting her pacifier back in her mouth herself!
So excuse me while I’m MIA from so many things. If you need me, I’m probably here rocking my baby, staring at her in utter amazement. And probably having a glass of wine while I’m at it. Feel free to join me!