Haruka celebrated her 200th day with us last Satuday, and it’s hard to believe that it’s been 100 days since the 100 day ceremony we did last March. Since then, Haru has grown a lot more hair on her head, has learned roll over more quickly, learned to crawl, can use both hands and feet, cries a lot less, and gained about 5 or 6 more pounds (amongst countless other feats).
Yesterday, my wife spent the day away from the house and Haru for a change, while I stayed home and babysitted. For the most part, babysitting was a breeze and a pleasure. Aside from crawling all over the place, and trying to get into things, she was well behaved. I spread some cusions on the floor so that she doesn’t hit her head on the floor, and she actually tried using them to try to stand up (see video in my previous entry.) She seems to have plenty of strength to get herself on her feet, but not enough balance and coordination to stay up. Perhaps in other couple of months, she’ll be able to stand up on her own.
Haruka is a very restless sleeper and moves around a lot in her sleep. The swaddle blanket she had been using since she was a month and half, has grown too small for her and so we are trying to get her to sleep without it. This has proven to be a pretty difficult task, because often times we’d find that she had spun herself around 180 degrees, and pointed in the opposite direction. And because of this, she often hits her head on the bars and wakes up in the middle of the night. I even bought some cusions to put other bars, but she’s managed to take them off by herself. She even discovered the web camera and she sometimes pulls it off its stand. I often wonder if this is a sign of unbridled and untrained intelligence, or just plain boredom. Either way, I think I need to get her something that’ll focus her attention on something more educational.
Trying to use my leg to stand up