Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Big things are happening around here all of the time. One day Morgan Kate is sitting. Another day she is wearing zippered pajamas. Lately she has been getting on all fours and rocking back and forth. I am fully aware that a crawling baby is in my near future. But our big thing for this week is eating. Or maybe I should say feeding. Or maybe I should just come right out and tell you all that my precious baby girl is now feeding herself. I mean not with a spoon or anything, but most definitely with her fingers and hands. 

This is a skill we have been working on for a few weeks. I don't really know when babies are "supposed" to be able to feed themselves. I try to stay away from the monthly developmental milestones that happen to appear in every baby book and baby magazine published. They tend to freak me out a little. I try to mostly focus on Morgan Kate and what she can do and what she is learning to do. 

Three weeks ago she couldn't feed herself. And this week she can. Actually she started doing it last week, but I wanted to make sure she was really feeding herself and it wasn't some sort of fluke. Three weeks ago she could pick things up, even very small things (i.e. PUFFS), but she didn't know what to do with them. It's funny - our OT told us that she would put everything in her mouth except for food. Our OT was exactly right. Morgan Kate was picking up everything and taking it straight to her mouth. Everything except for food. But lately it has just clicked. It's amazing to watch. It truly fascinates me. And because I am surrounded by EI's, PT's, OT's, etc. I know all the technical terms and what to watch for. I know to watch her thumbs and other fingers. I know to watch the way she turns her wrist and how fast or slow she brings her hand to her mouth. But I won't bore you all with those details. It's just neat for me. And it's even neater to watch my baby girl feed herself. Wow!

5 comments:

Allison said...

I wouldn't worry one but about milestones and timelines. She is making progress everyday and seems to be a bright little girl. Way to go!

Kathy Hardison said...

You go MK! Lots of love from Gdaddy and Kaky.

The Bridges said...

I am totally with you on checking the milestones! If I get too serious about it, it makes me feel like Bradyen isn't where he should be. Then in a day or 2, he amazes me with what he can do! They are both healthy happy babies, how lucky are we!

Heather said...

What an accomplishment. How exciting.

BTW-I love your highchair!

Melissa and Sam said...

Yippee!! This is exciting!