Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Should a Baby's Reach Exceed His Grasp?

Levi's newest little adventure has been textures. If he's sitting up in Paul's arms, he'll reach out and feel his sleeve carefully. Or the surface of the Boppy pillow (it's denim-covered). Or whatever he can reach, really.

My personal favorite is his discovery of Paul's beard. He reaches up and pats and rubs Paul's chin with one hand, and his expressions are so funny - I'd love to know what he's thinking.

He doesn't have a great grabbing motion yet, but he has managed to knock the wipe container off the changing table a few times, so I think we'll need to be on our guard pretty soon.

I'm having so much fun with his discoveries and his new little skills ... but I'm sad when things fall by the wayside. (He doesn't get tightly swaddled up to sleep anymore, for instance. And it was so cute.) All of life is a mixed bag, I guess.

In knitting news, I am about 60% done with a moebius scarf, and I'm looking forward to getting it off the needles to see exactly how it looks. It's so scrunched up on circulars that it's hard to tell what the finished product will look like. Hope to post "done" pictures soon.


Ohio_Momto3boys said...

It's only a matter of time before the GRABBING starts and the toilet exploration begins...

Do you have a 'taggie' blanket? Some babies love those blankies with tags or little swatches of textures to feel. Tummy time is easier too if there are interesting things to explore... of course as soon as he can put things in his mouth, the world gets REALLY interesting.

Exploring the universe is so fun when you can do it through the eyes of a little guy.

Scarehaircare said...

Love the daddy/son pic and can't wait to see the knitting projects.

K.K. (Caylin), Beauty (Becky), or the Beast (Jeremy) said...

He is such a CUTIE! Caylin still loves her "White B", it is a white receiving blanket we used to swaddle her up when she was an infant. She still likes to feel and hold on to the Gerber Baby taggy. This blanket has now turned into a mess, as Caylin says. It is all knotted and falling apart, but she still finds the Gerber Baby and gives it lovin.