Sunday, March 11, 2007
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!
at 10:16 PM