More often than not we leave Miriam in one place only to come back a few minutes later and find her in a completely different place. She’s determined to break me of the habit of leaving her on her back on a blanket on the floor—she just won’t stay there and chances are, if I leave her like that I will find her across the room on her tummy.
And what do you think the chances are that I left her on the floor like this:
Not very likely. We were just trying out the Boppy today as a baby propper-upper since Miriam wants so badly to sit up like a big girl. She was quite content for several minutes to gnaw on the Boppy and play with her blocks from this position.
But she knocked her tower of blocks over and found herself tiring of gnawing on the pillow so she decided she’d just fetch some of the blocks back. And the rest is history.
She can prop herself up on her knees and elbows without the aid of the pillow, anyway, and her kicks are mighty powerful, so I shouldn’t be surprised that she’s already scooting. But I am.
Whenever I see her inching her way anywhere I ask her what she thinks she’s doing. She only ever answers me with grunts and giggles.
Miriam has entered the kicking-my-legs-is-so-exciting-I-can-hardly-stand-it stage. I love this stage! Babies are very easy to entertain at this stage because everything is entertaining. I put Miriam in her bouncy chair in front of our front-loading washing machine during the spin cycle while I did the dishes. She was mesmerized. Later, during lunch, Miriam kicked herself to sleep.
And in case you’re wondering if she ever stops smiling, the answer is rarely. My visiting teacher remarked that she’d never seen a baby who just sits there and smiles like Miriam does. She certainly is a happy girl; we’re very lucky to have her!