Discovery of feet close at hand
Adrianna is getting close to “discovering” her feet. I have noticed her kicking her legs up higher and higher this past week or two. Yesterday, she had them as high as her face. Pretty soon, I imagine she will discover that she has feet when they are brought forth to the ultimate authority of existence and exploration: her mouth.
Another thing I have noticed is that she tends to favor her left side. When sleeping or laying down on her back, she prefers to lay her head to the left side. (We are trying to play with her and get her to look to the right side more to avoid a funny head shape!) She also sucks on her left fist. I don’t see her bring her right fist up to her mouth at all. I have lately been watching her pumping habits. Both legs are often furiously pumped, but the left leg seems to get a little more action than the right one. I read that lefty preferences don’t often show up until the child is 4 or 5, so it is too soon to tell anything by this. Lefties also are often males rather than females. But it is also thought to be an inherited trait, and she does have a left-handed uncle (Jeff) and a left-handed grandpa (Ken) so who knows – I guess we’ll see in a few years.