Friday, October 26, 2012

Buh Bye!

Dear Pea,
You said buh bye to Daddy as he was leaving to go to work this morning! So so so so so freaking cute! I was nursing you and you were babbling as usual between "bites" and Daddy kissed you goodbye and said "bye bye!"  You said "Buh!" and so we both said "Bye bye!" again and you looked right at Daddy and said "buh bye!" and then waved.  Made our day, if not week and month.

Okay, probably not month, because there have been other great things, too.  You now play peek a boo with us! You hold a blanket or towel or shirt over your eyes, then dramatically pull it down to see us. If we yell Peek a boo! you do it again and again, laughing as you go.  It's amazing to watch your comprehension of your surroundings so dramatically shift. You know get things.  You are an agent of your body and go where you want to go, when you want to.  You are a speed crawler and are cruising around the couch and coffee table.  You enjoy making obstacle courses out of life and will intentionally climb over a barrier instead of avoiding it.

climbing over my leg to wave at yourself in the camera

You wave now, all the time.  Your arm doesn't bend when you wave, so you either flap your entire arm or you open and close your hand.  You do this when you're greeting someone, when leaving someone, or for emphasis.  You still flirt with people on the street all the time, and now you've added waving into the mix.  I sometimes see people smiling on the sidewalk and haven't noticed that you've been waving and smiling at them first. It's like you've made it your mission to bring a bit of joy to everyone you see and you really do, Sweet Pea.  People leave your presence smiling. It's amazing to watch. It fills me with such joy.

spreading joy! This is you flirting with my friend

Lately I've been trading some childcare with another mama so that she can study and I can go to business meetings.  You and little H are sort of friends-you have similar personalities and sort of compete for the mama's attention.  When I have you, I end up holding both of you a lot, playing in the mirror and getting a double dose of snuggles. It's such a nice way to grow up, I think; these little communities of helping hands.  You get to play and interact with other babies and we mamas get a break once in a while, which also helps us be better mamas!

You both always want the same toy

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