Month One: Her favorite toy was...well lets just face it, it was my boob. Couldn't get enough of it. (Side note: When lactation consultants tell you that breastfeeding shouldn't hurt, they are LYING. I am now broken-in and can see where they are coming from because it doesn't hurt anymore. But on day two of mommyhood, when you come in to my hospital room and I tell you it hurts...DON'T tell me it shouldn't! Instead, tell me that Lanolin is an amazing invention and I should probably buy stock in it. Tell me that pain is normal because my boobs are in shock from being so overworked. Tell me that in a few weeks it won't be so agonizing so I don't think I have to go a year with this pain. Okay, end of rant.) Her favorite game was sleeping. If you are a parent this could possibly be your favorite game too. I, in my neurosis, wondered if I was being interactive enough with her and Googled games to play with your baby. It turns out that when babies are a month old they don't really care to play peek-a-boo...they would prefer a boob and a bed. (Sounds like some men I know...)
|Sassy's GoGo Bugs|
Month Two: Her favorite toy was Sassy Go Go Bugs. We hung them on her carseat and she would stare at them intently. In fact, her first smile was not directed towards the woman who woke every two hours to feed her (that would be me). Oh no, her first smile was at the bugs. Because they went through hours of pain to bring you into this world. (I have received many smiles since then, and am no longer bitter towards the winged creatures.) Her favorite game was probably watching me try to schedule play time while she was still partial to sleeping. Though, she did seem to enjoy me singing to her and reading to her...probably because she could just lie there and be comfortable while I danced around like a lunatic.
|Created by: Priddy Books|
Month Four: Her favorite toy seemed to be her Infantino Baby Bugs that I usually had attached to her play mat. She really enjoyed sticking these lovelies in her mouth and chewing on their wings and such. They seemed to help her with teething pains. (By the way, does anybody find it odd that all of these toys are bug related? This was not intentional, they were just what she was drawn to. Ladies and gentlemen I think we have a future entomologist on our hands!) (FYI an entomologist is somebody who studies bugs...I just googled it.)
|O'Ball Rattle by Rhino|
Month Six: Well, we aren't there yet...she will be six months tomorrow! But I'm sure sometime within the next month our gifted child will be reading Nietzsche and trading stocks. ...Or maybe she will still be seeing if she can still stick her whole hand in her mouth. Either way, I look forward to seeing what comes next! I never thought I would find such overwhelming joy in parenting. There is nothing I would rather be doing!