Ever since I gave birth to my child, I almost can’t imagine my life without her in it. She is the best baby gift I could have gotten. She makes my days that much better and my joys that much greater. Before in my life, I had a great life where I went to work and earned my money and have a great relationship. Thinking back on my previous life I can’t imagine it without her. At first there was a lot to get used to because she played dirty guerilla warfare tactics and sleep deprivation but now sleepless nights seem like a walk in the park.
Recently, more specifically this weekend my daughter decided all on her own that she would take the next step and start clapping. We were all sitting down watching a rather crazy movie and as she was sitting on her father’s knees watching the movie it came to an end. The next part is rather amazing because I don’t understand how it happens but she just started clapping for no reason and without anyone showing her how. It’s weird because as we realized she was doing something she hasn’t done before, she just kept on going. After she started clapping we decided to encourage her by rolling a ball at her and letting her play with it. Every time she would catch the ball we would start to clap for her showing her that she did something good. After that she would start clapping on her own with us. It was so amazing. It’s like receiving a baby shower favors that just touches your heart and makes you remember the day forever.
Just thinking about it for a second is really interesting. Clapping isn’t something that’s too difficult to do. All it really is slapping your hands together to make a sort of noise. So why is it so amazing to see an 8 month old baby do it? Well for starters when it’s your first child and she does something so amazing that you didn’t think she could do it is simple for lack of a better word amazing. You don’t really think a child that young can just start to do something out of nowhere for no apparent reason. It’s just such an amazing thing to watch and it makes it all that much better when she is your own daughter.
All those nights that I had to get up and try to figure out why she was crying and what was wrong become more and more worth it as she does new things every day. I can’t believe it but soon she will be all over the place. First this week she finally crawled and now at the end of the same week she is clapping. Both things require a lot of coordination. My little baby is growing up so fast.