Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Orange Crush


This mash of orange mess is carrots and sweet potatoes. Allie waits until her mouth is good and full of goo, and then she jams a few fingers into the mess so she can massage her gums.

That's her left hand, by the way. Allie's gaining more control over her left hand. What's significant here is that Allie is learning to self-soothe. Before, if she itched or something hurt, she couldn't do anything about it. Can you imagine? We've all had an itch we can't reach, but not every itch. Now she finds a way to make herself comfortable.

What's become sort of funny is that Allie has learned how to inflict some pain on us. Watch out! She bites. It's turned into a bit of a game. We never let Charity and Aaron bite, but then it's taken all these years to figure out that we taste good. Allie can bite all she wants just as long as she doesn't draw blood.

You've been warned.

1 comment:

Vicki Small said...

Precious. Positively precious, she is. I'm glad she's regaining some hand control and learning to do for herself what she can. That bodes well!