Tomoe’s had quite an exciting few days. I think the parents are more excited, though.
Although she’s still crying most nights, I think it has a lot to do with separation anxiety. She doesn’t want to be left alone. As I mentioned last time, she’d cry when I held her, but not when my wife held her. However, tonight, she kept wanting me instead!
Every week, we try to talk to my mom and sister on Skype, so they and Tomoe can get to know each other. She now recognises them, and usually smiles as soon as she sees them. But sometimes, it’s too much for her to sit still for a long time. But last week, she got so sleepy that she fell asleep while we talked.
She fell asleep while we were on Skype.
While she’s been moody at night, during the day, she’s been quite active and happy. This week, she did a couple of firsts. The first is a big one. She learned how to climb up on the sofa. She does it so naturally now. She’s also figured out how to get into her bouncer and sit down before eating.
When she has her diaper changed, Tomoe often holds her feet up for me, ready to have it put on. It’s quite remarkable how much she’s understanding.
Another big thing she’s doing is learning how to give us things. She’ll freely hand things to us when we ask for them. She’s doing very well at that.
And now for some silly pictures.
She fell asleep lying on her hand. Her hand left an impression on her leg.
It’s bedtime, and she doesn’t want to be left alone.