Thursday, May 1, 2008

Well, that explains it.

He was learning how to use his hands. Bonnie arrived this morning at 8:30 for her first day as Conrad's nanny, and he celebrated by spending 10 minutes grabbing her fingers. It was very clear he had just figured out that those things on the ends of his arms are his hands, and that they can be made to do things other than randomly slap him on the head when he is trying to sleep.

It was fascinating to watch and it's hard to explain why, but it was obvious we were watching a big step forward. So that means he's supposed to sleep through the night for the next couple of nights. We'll see. I'm watching him on the BlarkyCam right now and there's definitely some flailing going on.

BlarkyCam goes to 11

Bonnie's first day went very well. Jean went out for a coffee with our friend Abe and when she got home Bonnie was not only still here, but reading a book while Conrad napped. She's already planning activities for them to do together. Next week they're starting banjo lessons.


LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Absolutely adorable! That is all I can say.

Jenny said...

at first I thought the camera was obsessive and we didn't need it, but like many other gadgets I didn't think we needed - I love it! I can't imagine just listening, now that we can spy on the baby more completely.

Kirstin said...

Yay! Congrats on finding a good nanny, and Jean, welcome back to work. (Ok, that doesn't sound quite right, but I hope you know what I mean!)

Alex said...

Your Nanny is positively adorable (not to mention very intelligent looking for such a beuatiful young lady). But then - I could be a bit biased... I'm her Mom :)
From the way she talks, I get the feeling she loves Conrad already.