Posts Tagged ‘milestones’

Trust is Hard

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 by by

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this child grows and learns! He has been discovering how to use his hands, and I can just sit and watch as he stares intently, then works so hard to open those tiny fingers just at the right time. He is getting it down, and has discovered the joys of bringing stuff to his mouth – nom nom – as well as grabbing stuff he shouldn’t, like plates on the table. He is so pleased, though, giving these little squawks and squeals and noises that also amaze me.

But I have to work to trust it all. I have this urge to compare him to other babies, and to check and obsess constantly with milestone lists and charts. Is he keeping up? Is he slipping behind? Should he be doing this or that?

I know it’s no use comparing, all babies go at different rates, but after having to work so hard with Danny and watching him slip further and further behind, it’s hard.

Breastfeeding has been much the same. (more…)

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Crap! Or…Look Who’s Sitting Now!

Sunday, July 5th, 2009 by by

It all started back when Violet was 4 months and 2 weeks old…..we had been sitting on the couch and I was about to lay her down next to me when she resisted my attempt with a strong push of back strength. I was curious to see what Violet would do if I attempted to have her sit on her own and she provided me with this response…….

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I remember the floor of excitement and panic that flooded my brain at the very moment I was reaching for my camera and she was staying upright long enough for me to get the shot…and then another one….and then another one. CRAP! This is it, this it that moment in parenting when you know it’s soon time to (more…)