12.18.2009

You Looking at Me?

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.

21 comments:

Janine said...

Aww! Yeah, now comes the hard part where they are into everything! Your daughter is just adorable by the way :)

Working Mommy said...

LOL!!! Guess you'll have to mount it on the wall now!!

~WM

Unknown Mami said...

That's pretty funny.

Anti-Supermom said...

Love this age but it's so hard too.

Adorable.

Christine said...

Oh sweet Grace! What a wonderful way to wake up, though...the things we missed in the pre-electronic age...

I'll have to install one of those for the times that my yet-to-be-born grandbabies come for an overnight.

I was Lol'ing at the Blair Witch reference...You are too funny!

Angelia said...

That is too cute! Glad y'all are feeling better. Merry Christmas!

scrappysue said...

these kids are clever - what til she figures out how to turn it off!!! thanks for stopping by and following. merry christmas!

Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

That is just too cute!

Helen McGinn said...

Aw...that beautiful wee gal and the Blair Witch Camera; one day you'll wake up, check the monitor and see your own face staring back at you...now THAT is a Blair Witch moment, especially when creepy wee child is silently standing over you, videotaping. True story. *shiver*

;O)

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hehe, just wait until she works out what it is ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awwwww and the fun begins! She sounds like a very happy baby and a very adorable one too.

Thank you for your comment on my blog today. It really made me feel great being there at the nursing home and you reminded me that some people need someone there just to listen and to show they care.

Grammy Blick said...

The Age of Discovery -- she's in for lots of treats, and she'll educate you along the way. Enjoyed the visit!

KK said...

That would freak me out! Better put it up higher :) Very cool that she is investigating the world though.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ahhhh! What a sweet picture you painted!!

mellisarock said...

How fun to be able to watch your baby explore!! Better move it though!! LOL

The Peach Tart said...

Oh how I love babies. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Just Me said...

oh I love it!!! Babies are THE BEST! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is such a cute story. LOVE it : ) She is precious!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I just love it when they figure things out...baby geniuses!

Serenityville said...

what a great short story! so few words say so much. Came over from Marley and Me's kreativ blogger award - congrats!

Lindsey said...

This is such a cute post! Made me smile :)
Have a happy New Year!