This morning, I awoke to Grace stirring. I clicked the view on the monitor to see what she was up to.
We have one of those monitors with a camera that lets you see your precious little bundle of joy on a handheld device. I got it from the company that I worked for previously. One of the few benefits from the time I was there. But I digress.
Being VERY early in the morning, the monitor was still in nighttime vision mode - everything is in black, white and grey. I saw a white blur. I moved the directional buttons to try to find her in the crib. I begin panicking. Then, suddenly, I saw movement. The white blur began to move further away and take form. I had been looking at Grace's cheek.
She was standing right up against the camera.
As she continued to move her head around, I saw an eye. She continued backing up until I could see her whole beautiful face.
Then, I saw a hand approach slowly, with hesitation, until it was all I could see.
She had grabbed the camera.
I began to hear all kinds of noises as she discovered that she could move the camera. My view on the monitor screen began to spin wildly - Blair Witch style.
This continued for a while, until it occurred to me that she is now completely capable of breaking things. Including cameras that I really don't want to have to replace.
I went into her room to find one very happy baby with a tight grip on the camera. And a heart-melting smile.