New developments

This is not really a new new development, but I feel like it needs to be remarked upon here. When Bear wakes up now, she is almost always sitting up in her crib. It is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. This may not seem amazing to those without child, or maybe not even to those with, but to me, it’s pretty amazeballs. [Thanks Guiliana Rancic for putting that word into my vocabulary. I can’t say I love it, but it has stuck.] It’s just incredible to me to think that a person would wake up and then sit up and start babbling. Though I suppose, why not? She obviously can’t get up yet, like the rest of us, so I guess this makes the most sense. Still, it’s a sight to behold.

Want to hear something even crazier? Of course you do. This morning, at 3 am, Bear woke up. I looked at the video monitor (a contender for best invention ever) and she was sitting up, half-babbling, half-moaning. Ugh. It was my night. She never does this anymore! Or, rather, she rarely does it and the last time she did she was way sick. I went upstairs. AO offered to change her (thank you) and I got a bottle. I fed her and she was smiley and happy and adorbs the whole time. When she finished the bottle, she just turned in my arm and appeared to be ready to go back to sleep. I put her down. She cried. She sat up. I told AO I think she’s just being weird. He thought she was still hungry. AO fed her another bottle. He put her down. She cried. She sat up. Then something very weird happened. And I know this because of the wonder of the video monitor. She stopped crying, babbled only occasionally, but continued to sit up and play with her hands. For awhile. I mean, a while. I dozed in and out of sleep as she did this. Then, at some point, she put herself down and back to sleep. People! Are you listening? She put herself down and back to sleep! She’s amazeballs, don’t you think?

My little baby is growing up.


9 Responses to “New developments”

  1. 1 Jane Roe January 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

    It is amazing. She’s becoming her own person right before your eyes. Hang on to your hat, you will be amazed and delighted at all the rapid changes are about to take place.

  2. 2 Sara January 16, 2013 at 9:01 am


    Seriously, what did people do before video monitors?

  3. 3 kateandgracie January 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

    It’s just so crazy! She is really so much less like a pet these days 🙂

  4. 4 kateandgracie January 16, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Ha! I know – I used to think people who had video monitors were one part crazy, three parts rich. Now I just think about how i don’t want to ever live without it. I love being able to see if, when she’s being fussy, she’s just lying down and it sounds awful, but really she’s about to fall asleep, or if she’s up and about and needs some more help. Brill-iant.

  5. 5 Raoser January 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

    She IS amazeballs!!! She’s already a self-soother! What? Oh my god, the thought of bear sitting up and playing with her hands and keeping herself occupied in her crib until she’s ready to go to sleep is just too cute for words. Honestly, I’m not even good at putting myself to bed. The tv has to put me down. She’s so mature.

  6. 6 Kristin January 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I know sooo many people without a video monitor and I can seriously say from spending so much time with my sister and her kid (well, kids) that I don’t understand how someone could live without one. How else would you see all the amazeballs things they’re doing when they’re in their crib?!

  7. 7 kateandgracie January 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Exactly! Watching her on the video monitor is one of my favorite things ever. She’s so amazing on it. Even when she’s just sleeping. In fact, that might be the most amazing thing of all. How are you sleeping!?!?! Too much for words.

  8. 8 Mary Lloyd January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    When you were little I’d go to the door and would watch as you slept. Amazing is right. Wait til you go in and she is STANDING…..

  9. 9 kateandgracie January 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This morning she was grabbing the sides of the crib and kinda kneeling. The thought of her standing is too much for me to handle.

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