Today Rose learned how to roll a ball back to me! In the past, if you’ve rolled a ball to her she has simply kept hold of it. So today’s a big day for learning reciprocation! (And what did I learn today? How to make her activity table say, “That’s a spicy pizza!” You have to press the purple triangle button three times, the first two times is merely says, “purple triangle”. See? The human learning curve in action.)
The girl is clearly going through a massive developmental growth spurt at the moment. The strange thing is that this has coincided with some changes in her emotional/behavioural world as well. Since she learned to crawl and stand up she’s been a lot more quick-to-cry. In the past if she’s bonked her head she’s been pretty robust and tough about it – no crying unless it was particularly major. In the last two days I’ve noticed her crying whenever mishaps have occurred. Yesterday afternoon I went to the bathroom and when I came back she was lying on her back (must’ve fallen over), howling her lungs out. And she actually seems more frustrated since she learned how to crawl and stand up, rather than less. Maybe it’s because she’s hasn’t perfected it yet? She knows how to pull her self up using her activity table, but she wants to pull herself up using the couch as well, a much taller object and more difficult task.
Unfortunately, she’s stated having night woes as well. She’s been waking up two or three times between her bed-time (7pm) and our bed-time (11pm), to let out a cry once or twice and then go back to sleep. (It could be happening during the night also, while we’re asleep). What new fears or terrors is Rose facing in her sleep? How is it related to her new moving skills? Poor baby!
Filed under: Developmental Milestones