|Well, Mom, at least they gave me a few toys.|
Hailey decided though that today wasn't a day of rest. She finally sat for about 30 seconds to a minute without propping herself or tipping over! No, it wasn't too long but she showed she can do it. She does better when she doesn't "realize" she is sitting on her own. She also starting pivoting on the floor. Well, she has probably been doing it before but we haven't seen her do it. I think she does stuff in front of us just so we will cheer for her. She's a ham and loves the attention!
Hailey doesn't know it but mommy really needed to see her do these two things today. I think we kind of live in our bubble here. We see Hailey meeting milestones and we think she is doing fabulous (and yes, I know she is) but then we see her next to a "typical" child and then I second guess everything. We were at a neighborhood get-together yesterday and the neighbor's daughter is almost 2 months behind Hailey and everything seems so easy for her. Just in looking at them, you would think that Hailey is 2 months younger than her because the little girl is about 5 pounds bigger than Hailey. Her movements seem more purposeful, more coordinated, stronger. She is moving about much better than Hailey. Don't get me wrong, I am happy that the little girl is doing so well. It is just in those moments that I realize that Hailey is a little behind others (even though she is doing fabulous for someone that was 4 weeks early and had open heart surgery).
Hailey showed me today that things will be just fine and she will accomplish everything. I just can't control it :-) Another lesson for my type A personality :-)
|Check out the crocodile tears because mommy wasn't feeding her fast enough!|
|Guess the carrots add a little too much orange :-)|
|Crying and lunch can wear a girl out!|
|Love these mashed potatoes!|