Morgan Kate has her first "boo boo". Well, I guess technically it's not her very first. The night we brought her home from the hospital I decided to clip her fingernails. What was I thinking? I clipped her pointer finger so short that it bled for what seemed like hours. But, this is her first "real" boo boo that was not inflicted by someone else. Tuesday during our therapy session she was banging on a toy. One time she happened to "bang" too hard and it flew up and hit her in the nose. She immediately began to cry. Big cry. Big tears. Broke my heart in half. I tried not to scoop her up immediately, but after about two seconds I gave in. At first I wasn't sure if it was her nose or her finger or head or what. However, after only a few minutes it was clear that it was her nose. I know you guys are going to look at these pictures and die laughing. Not at her. Not at the "boo boo". But, you are going to laugh at me for making such a big deal about a tiny, tiny scratch. Sorry. It was a big deal to me. I'm just glad that it doesn't seem to be bothering her today.
Something as simple as taking a shower and getting ready actually takes a lot of work when you have a baby. Each day I have to plan out when all of that will take place. Will I attempt to do it while she is napping? Will I try before she wakes up? Yeah right. Or will I pull her bouncy seat in the bathroom and entertain her while I shower and get ready myself? When, oh when, will all of this take place. I have tried all of the above, well, except for the get ready before she wakes up part. Anyway, each way was pretty effective until recently. Just recently she has grown tired of the bouncy seat. When I try to put her in it she throws her self backward and begins to scream. Usually I can put her in the bouncy seat just long enough to shower, but that is it. If I need to dry my hair or put on deodorant or apply makeup, it's over. So yesterday I tried the Bumbo chair. While I was showering she lounged in the bouncy seat and only whined periodically. However, while I was "getting ready" I put the Bumbo on the counter and sat her there. She LOVED it! She loved the chair. She loved watching herself in the mirror. And she loved digging in my make-up bag even more. Such a girl.
During therapy this is just one way we work on sitting.
And apparently all that work pays off.