Humuhumu is four months old today. Her achievements include giggling, being able to push up to 90 degrees on her arms and working out that her hands are attached to her. This last accomplishment has resulted in rudimentary playing with toys. By “rudimentary” I mean being able to grasp them and then, of course, bring them to her mouth. The way she looks at things when she grabs them and moves them toward and away from her never fails to remind me of the look on Dougal’s face when Father Ted tried to explain perspective to him using toy cows and a field of actual cows. “These are small, but the ones out there are far away. Small. Far away. Ah, forget it.” (YouTube clip, 28 seconds.)
She has tasted food but not been particularly impressed with anything other than cantaloupe and yoghurt. Her best fish impression came when her daddy let her lick a particularly tart raspberry. The best way to get her to giggle is to zerbert her tummy. Her favourite books are “A is for Aloha” and “Where’s My Shoggoth?” Her favourite toy is a rainbow-striped crinkly hedgehog - she likes to chew on his feet. When she wakes up in the morning and I lean down to pick her up, I’m nearly always greeted with a smile.
Humuhumu propped up on a pillow in her peach onesie, smiling at the camera.
Humuhumu playing with her hedgehog.
Humuhumu asleep in the bed at St Winifred’s Well Cottage, wearing her red dress. Hedgehog just visible above the covers.
Humuhumu in the bath at St Winifred’s Well Cottage - her first time in the big bath.
So impressed that we live in a world where there is an infants book called 'Where's My Shoggoth'. HPL is either spinning in his grave or blissfully happy, and we're all a step closer to Great Cthulhu's return.
Cute! Sometimes I think everything Thomas does is so unique and amazing ,and then when I see or hear about other babies, I realise that they're all doing exactly the me things - sounds, gestures, expressions... But they're still amazing!
Yes! I think that's partly why groups of mums with babies of nearly the same age find one another's company so comforting and congenial. All our babies are doing the same things but no one else is willing to marvel over and talk about it for four hours. :P