What Does This Hand Motion Mean?Amy Keyishian
Hey, Abby’s been doing this thing where she sorta whacks the side of her head in a forward motion. I think that means “I’m tired,” but she even does it right when she wakes up, see? I took a little movie. I’ve heard my friends describe a similar motion, but I didn’t know if it was a sign they taught their baby, or if it was something babies come up with on their own.
Sorry it’s so crappy. It’s a movie-taking app for my old-school iPhone.
I know you’re supposed to be able to decode your baby’s cries, but I don’t know about these gestures. To me, it seems that she does them so consistently and so clearly that I should know what she’s saying! And yet I don’t. Some days I really wish I were having a bunch of kids so I’d be super-wise and helpful by the end of the process. Of course, I’d have a bunch of confused and maladjusted kids in the meantime, but … oh man. Sorry, Penny and Abby.
Anyway, any thoughts? Is she just saying she’s still tired? Because sleep is really an issue with this poor kiddo. I can’t get her to nap unless she’s in the car or in the stroller in the car seat, in other words. And she’ll sleep on her dad, but then he’s stuck. I know we went through this with Penny, but… I don’t know how we got her naps organized. I think her dad was in charge of that. Oops.