Oh, you mamas that posted pics of your SWEET babies on the photo threads have me smiling at the journey we've all made now (just over a year ago it all began!)...
anyway... many of you have your babies holding their heads up so well while on their tummies. I know babies progress differently, they'll all get there eventually, etc... but darnit, I would hardly even *know* if Lucy could do that because she Will Not Be Put Down. Seriously (well, except when she's down for a good, long nap .. or at night when she sleeps All Night Long -- thank goodness!).
But if she's awake she must be held. And not only that, but she either has to be eating or be walked around, none of this sitting around in a chair looking cute! No way! There are things to be seen!
I don't know. I guess I just want to see her ... just lay on the floor on a blanket for more than five seconds without wailing. I want her to hold her head up while on her belly, because it's so darn cute when babies do that.
It's really not so bad all the time, because at least I know what she likes (aka, she's never inconsolable... pick her up, walk around or feed her... she'll be a happy camper). But sometimes it's a bummer.
Oh.. and she's quite the serious baby too. She will smile... and when she smiles her whole BODY smiles. But she's often serious. She is most frequently seen furrowing her brow.
Maybe she is an 'old soul' as I've heard it said before. I've had a lot of people tell me that (this after I"ve always thought that she just looks like a little old man that forgot to put his teeth in! ... though I think the only reason I say little old 'man' is simply for her lack of hair
I guess it's just a rambling to say some days it's hard to hold her all day long. Oh, I love her to pieces and then some... and I can't say I don't like it when I know that *I* am her comfort. *I* am her calm. *I* am her healing.
phew... motherhood -- the hardest job I've ever had!