Heather is reaching the needy, clingy stage highlighted by separation anxiety. She also seems to be starting to teethe. So she wants to be held a lot. We pretty much always pick her up the same way, by sliding our hands under her armpits. She appears to have figured this out and when we go to pick her up she won’t reach for us, but she will lift up her arms.
And now she seems to have come up with the idea that if she can get our hands under her armpits then we have to pick her up. This coupled with her daily-increasing mobility makes for some adorable behavior. However, her first issue is that she doesn’t know how to get her legs out of her way, but once that’s sorted out she jumps right into action.
My favorite part is right at the end. Once she gets herself all situated she just stops and looks up at Jess as if to say, “Alright Momma, I did my part, now you have to pick me up.”