Wednesday, 15 June 2011
What is it about little baby hands?
I love looking at my newborn's hands. They are so small, but perfectly formed. He has long fingers-just like his daddy's. As he's still a newborn, he moves his hands around a lot without having real control over them. Sometimes he'll punch himself in the eye and then glare at his hand as if to say "What did you do that for?". To his sister Angel's delight, he wriggles sometimes so that it looks like he's waving at us. The Little Boss also likes to grab onto my clothes when he's breastfeeding.
The one thing that he does have control over is holding hands. He likes to hold hands...only he's so small that it's not really holding hands. It takes his whole hand to hold on to one of my fingers. In fact, when he was first born he gripped on to one of daddy's fingers and held on with surprising strength. He likes to fall asleep in my lap or on my chest clinging on to one of my fingers. I think it makes him feel secure being able to hold on to us.