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Look Mom, I'm Using My Hands

By MadelinePetersen |

That's right, I have hand eye coordination.

I noticed last week that Tate was getting to be a lot more tactile. He was running his hands over things, and then he started pulling objects while running them through the other hand, first his blanket and next my hair.

Then I handed him a toy, and by George, he held on to it. It kept him occupied for all of 2 minutes, but he was holding it. Next thing I know he’s got the toy in his hand and he’s looking at it, I mean really looking at it. And then he’s got his other hand on it.

It absolutely amazes me how quickly these babies of ours change and develop. One day you are dangling a toy in their face, and the next thing you know they are all, “Look at me. I use my hands and am practically ready for college.”

Break my heart!

Did you get simultaneously happy and sad as your baby developed?

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About MadelinePetersen



Madeline blogs and tweets about budget-friendly clothes, modest apparel, sales, her obsession with pop culture, and her pudgy little baby, Tate, on her personal blog, Uber Chic for Cheap. A former Babble contributor, she currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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2 thoughts on “Look Mom, I'm Using My Hands

  1. Leitia says:

    Definitely experiencing the exact same thing as you. My baby learned to hold toys this week and I am crazy emotional over it :)

  2. Olivia says:

    It’s amazing when babies make that transition to intentionally grabbing things – not just spastic involuntary movements! What are you in for next? The famous “I’ll drop it and mommy will pick it up…over and over and over” game. LOL. They grow soooo fast. Enjoy each and every moment…(I know you are :-)

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