Traveling with babies can be daunting. It’s less a matter of packing suitcases and sunblock lotion than a whole string of logistics and preparations, as if setting up base camp for an expedition.
But the rewards are amazing and you witness incredible growth spurts.
Yesterday, Luca learned to clap his hands together. Olin had mastered the skill a week earlier. Where Olin is a meticulous observer and more contemplative in nature, Luca is very determined and achievement oriented. Learning to clap was an event for him.
That evening when we darkened the room for sleeping, Luca kept putting his hands together and making happy sounds, sometimes raising his body to a sitting position and clapping some more amidst big smiles. HRM remarked it was his private celebration.
An hour later, I heard crying and went in to see what it was about. Luca was awake and I gave him his pacifier. He looked at me, clapped a bit more, and went right back to sleep.