I’m trying to think up projects to take on with my new camera – ones that I can integrate into life with Lyra, somehow. The only one I’ve really come up with is another ‘day in the life’ journal type thing… maybe I can come up with an interesting twist on that.
I wish I knew where the hat in my profile pic went… I haven’t seen it in ages.
Lyra is hanging out on her play mat on the floor, squealing and giggling at things. In the past few days she’s developed a new noise – it’s the first hint of wordplay I’ve heard from her. You can actually hear a tone to her voice that sounds more like it could lead to words, and in it I can almost hear an echo of her speaking voice. It’s difficult to explain effectively, and it doesn’t happen in a way that I can capture easily on video. This is in addition to her ‘pick me up’ noise, and the scream/squeal reserved just for playing with the cats.
She has learned how to sit. She’s a little wobbly still, and she can’t sit up from lying down on her own, but if I put her down in a sitting position she can balance there, lean forward to grab things, reach out to the sides, and put out her arms to help herself balance. This lasts until she topples over, landing on her nose (which stings and annoys her, launching her into a 5-10 second crying fit) or her back/side (which makes her laugh and struggle to sit up again.)
Tummy time is still one of the things Lyra really doesn’t like. These days, though, she can kind of scrabble along the ground a bit, as well as push up with her arms. She’s nearly pushing up with her knees too, but not consistently, and not both arms & legs at the same time. Still, I don’t think she’s far away from moving around of her own volition. It’s time to start babyproofing. I’m scared.
She also LOVES naked baby time: