Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wildlife Encounter

Violet saw her first beaver stick today. She could barely contain her excitement.

As for the leg thumping mentioned in yesterday's post, fellow parent and friend Amy gave some good advice in her comment and Violet’s grandma pointed me to a website where I discovered that "thumping" is a fairly common behavior. The theories range from expressing displeasure to self-soothing, from practicing new, learned movements to an idea that the baby’s trying to rock him or herself to sleep. So, no one has a definite idea of what it’s all about, but most kids outgrow it around the six-month mark. It’s nice to know that Violet’s not being bratty, she’s just being a baby.

152 days old

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