When we went to see the doctor (a physiatrist, rehabilitation specialist or whatever it’s called in English) before the little bug was two months old, she was surprised by how responsive and “chatty” our little girl was. She said she sees thousands of children but none of them as socially active at such a young age. So that part is nothing new, baby has been very chatty and smiley “all her life”. She imitates our intonation by responding in her own kind of speech and reacts to some words and grimaces with loud giggles. I’ve also caught her loudly conversing with her toys in the privacy of her crib.
So what is new? Well, in comparison to one little Mia we know (who is a month younger), our princess is a late bloomer when it comes to holding up her head. We no longer need to support her head when holding her, but when on her stomach, she’ll only hold her head up high for a short while. Then she’ll huff and puff and eventually growl until picked up.
“Now pick me up or I swear to god I’ll scream!”
Another thing developing very fast is her coordination. She now (since 06.04, as documented) knows her hands are attached to her body and she can bring them to her mouth whenever she pleases, which just so happens to be all the time. I’ve noticed she now knows she can touch things like the patterns on her grandmother’s blouse or a toy held up close to her.
It’s very obvious that our little girl knows there’s more to life than lying around at a physical standstill and feels like she’s trapped in her little body. She refuses to lie down or sit in our laps, she demands to be carried around or at least be held up so it looks like she’s sitting by herself.
Wait, why do I suddenly feel like I’m describing Stewie? Better start watching my back…