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This blog captures my thoughts and observations of Amelia since there are so many wonderful things I want to just bottle and enjoy. Time doesn't stop and while I will have memories, it will be nice for both her and me to have these in-the-moment snapshots of her life.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Hug for Mommy

So Amelia was kneeling or maybe she was actually standing on her changing table this morning after being dressed for the day. Yes, that's a dangerous habit that I'll be working on breaking soon, but for the time being I let her kneel, squat, stand as she's discovering how to move while I hover with my hands at the ready, just in case she loses balance. Part of the fun in letting her play on the changing table while I hover is that she is basically eye level with me. It started out with changing time being a playful time so she would not be a fussy baby during diaper and clothing changes. I had a mobile up and she would talk to it and try to touch the pastel colored balloons with her feet or hands as they went around. After a few months she was too close to them, even while laying down, and it was time to put the mobile away. Soon after, she was able to sit up and then it was fun to let her sit and play with things after being changed. She liked grabbing her socks for sleeping out of the diaper caddy and dropping them on the floor. Lately, she likes to pull up and try to play with the blinds. (Reeaallly bad habit.)

So, as I was saying, Amelia was either kneeling or standing on the changing table this morning. The next thing I knew, she put her hands on my shoulders, pulled me towards her and then wrapped her arms around my neck! Of course I hugged her right back, which was an excellent opportunity to remove her from the table. But, wow, it was so cool to be hugged on purpose by my little girl!

[picture dated 9/19/06. This morning that shirt was too small!]


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