So, the last few days have been quite eventful with a lot of firsts for Georgia…
Grab a duck
On Thursday night, Georgia reached out for the first time to try and grab her ducky. Not just a random arm flail, but a look of deep concentration on her face and stopping when she finally reached the fluffiness of her ducky to have a bit of a stroke/grab.
She’s still a long way off being able to reach things first time, but it’s lovely to see her try! She gets frustrated when she can’t grab it, so we’ve had a few tears over it but they are short lived and resolved by letting her stroke ducky. It must look so simple when we pick things up to try and copy us! She hasn’t tried to grab anything else, so her little duck is a firm favourite toy already.
When she’s drinking her bottle, she also now puts her hand on it which she hasn’t done before, so she may now be making a connection between where her hand is and where the bottle is.
I find it amazing how there’s no warning that they are going to try to do something, they just like to spring these surprises on you! I’m sure we’ll have many more of these moments to come where you’re sure for those few minutes that your child is a genius for doing it.
Friday was then my birthday and we went to Essex to see my parents. This was the day that we left Georgia on her own for a few hours with my parents while we gorged ourselves at a restaurant. This was the first time that I’ve ever left her with anyone, so I was unsure how I was going to feel.
Surprisingly, I didn’t really feel anything. I was expecting to feel emotional, or nervous, but I wasn’t expecting to feel nothing. It just felt like how we were before she was born, but knowing that she was safe with my parents. I pondered for a while whether that makes me a bad mother to not miss her, but I’d only been away for less than 2 hours, so maybe I was just being realistic and not over reacting?
I will most likely feel differently when I have to leave her for longer than a couple of hours, but for the time being, I’m happy that we’ve made it past the hurdle in one piece.