Sunday, March 11, 2007

Look Ma! No Hands!

Look Ma! No Hands!

Yes, that is Hana, standing in her cib all by herself

Here's the story

Hana LOVES to stand up. When we pull her hands (to lift her into a sitting position) she turns into a plank of wood and just stands up. She has really good balance and can stand holding our fingers or the side of her crib for about a minute. So she was playing in her room while I put away her laundry, and I thought I'd see if I could get a picture. I got the camera, held it with one hand, got her standing and had my other hand beside her just in case. The idea was to move my hand out of the frame, take the pic, and then move my hand back, just in case. Like I siad, she can stand holding her crib, so I wasn't too worried.

So I got her standing, smiling at me, I move my hand, I take the picture, and then the flash goes off.

I hadn't thought of that.

It scared her.

She moved her hands.

She lost her balance

Remember that going like a plank thing I mentioned? Yup. Fell stright back like a board.

So I reach out for her and get my hand behind her head just as it hits the mattress. She lookes up with me with this "what was that?" look, and then lets out a scream.

I pick her up, she stops crying, I start crying and frantically checking her over. She didn't hit anything but themattress, so she wasn't hurt at all, but it did scare the crap out of her. I felt so awful!

But it did make for a good pic and a funny story!

1 comment:

Cairo Mama said...

Ian is exactly the same! He was a butt-first breech cesarean. He never kicked me when he was on the inside. I thought he'd be very mellow, but he just didn't have any room. As soon as he got out, he was screaming and trying to stand. He does not like to sit and stiffens out like a board. He does love his Bumbo, though. Hana might like it as well to help teach her how to sit. Now that he is 6 months, he is much better with sitting, but I need to put something he wants in front of him so he goes forward and not backward.