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Ever have a moment when you can almost see your baby making new connections in their brain as they learn something new? I swear, I can almost see lightbulbs going off above her head sometimes as DD figures something out for the first time.
Today she sat eating a round cracker. She took a bite out of opposite sides, looked at it, held it up to me and said "butterfly". (well, ok, really she said "bu-fy" and probably no-one but me would have understood it, lol). But it amazed me that she took that shape out of pictures and seeing them in the park, and recognised it in her cracker!
The way she learns never fails to fascinate me, and her wonder at everyday things that I take for granted is something I wish I could capture and retain.
I am with you on the joy of watching our little ones "get" things! And am also constantly amazed at how they take abstract concepts and make them real. Moments like that make all the other stuff (sleepless nights, whinging, tantrums, etc) unimportant don't they?!
And the fact that you can understand what she is saying is all that matters really! (I have to say this as DD1 is a chatterbox but only says the first syllable of most words so I am constantly searching for the meaning and interpreting to the rest of the world!)
Martha ... that is just beautiful. Yes, there are so many defining moments in your baby's life that you wish you could freeze it and bring it out later for a bit of joy. The fact that she saw a Butterfly in a cracker though - that's really abstract ... you may have a creative on your hands!
I have a journal I write in every couple of weeks ... things the kids are doing, saying ... my last entry referred to Ben's buckyflies and kookiebuggars!
I also take little videos with my camera every so often and save them so I can remember their teetering steps and clumsy attempts at climbing, running, talking!
Thank you for posting this ... it made me smile.
I have a journal I write in every couple of weeks ... things the kids are doing, saying ... .
I keep meaning to do this, among so many other things. I really regret not having started a baby book when she was born. The closest I come to having a record would be compiling the many emails back to the grans in Canada. Like you we have lots of little video clips of her as well as hundreds and hundreds of photos (gotta love digital cameras!) but they're completely unorganised. I'm daunted by the effort, and every time I start to organise I get completely absorbed and lost in just looking at them and remembering.
She's pretty bright, if I do say so myself :) Loves her puzzles & books, and knows most of her numbers and letters, despite me plonking her in front of the tv too much. :o
They are amazing aren't they, my little one is 13mths old and even being the youngest of 4 it still amazes me to watch them learn and suddenly as you say Martha, you can almost see lightbulbs go off!
Just the other day, my little one picked up her big brothers hat (he's 12). She looked at it for a few minutes, then up she got, walked over to her brother and placed the hat on his head, nobody had told her that it was his, but she just knew.
We all just sat and watched in amazement!!!!
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