Sunday, September 19, 2010

Caught in the act

For the past week or so, Clara has quieted down shortly after going down for her afternoon nap. This was quite a change, since for the past several months she has cried for up to 30 minutes before falling asleep.

So the other day, being a bit curious, I decided to check in on her. Was she really falling asleep right away, like a good little girl? I had my doubts.

I opened the door a crack, and this is what I found:

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Imagine my shock! I thought I'd find my sweet baby fast asleep. Or, at the very least, lying awake, cooing quietly to herself. But no. Instead of napping, she was hanging from her mobile! And being very quiet at it, no less!

So like any good mother, I grabbed my phone and shot some video.

Of course, after documenting it, I marched in and, to her dismay, removed the mobile for good. Maybe I should have seen this coming, but it seems like just yesterday she was a tiny baby swaddled tightly in her big crib, with no hope of movement whatsoever, let alone reaching her mobile. They really do grow up so fast!

This just cracks us up. What a little stinker she is!

28 comments:

  1. HA HA HA HA HA!!! That is the cutest thing!! I love it!!!

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  2. That made me laugh, the cheeky little girl - and so quiet too. It is always such a relief when you check if the baby is asleep and they are sound asleep. Ida is not close to doing what Clara does yet, but it is still cute to 'catch' her awake and peering through the wooden slats of the cot with her eyes crinkled up in a big smile.

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  3. Oh my gosh, that was SO funny!!! Thanks to Clara, Lucy won't have a chance at pulling those kinds of shenanigans (sp?).

    Yes, I do believe she was truly in stealth mode, she was SOOO quiet about it!!! I was hoping you'd call her name and see what she'd do ... oh so cute!!

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  4. That is really cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So funny! What a little stinker. Hahaha!

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  6. Girrrrrrrrrl get you a video monitor, stat!

    :):):)

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  7. Haha, that is very cute! I can't believe how quiet she was. She knew she had to be if she was going to keep playing! haha.

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  8. hilarious!!! it looks like she's working on her arms or something, trying to get a workout before she takes a rest...

    love it!

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  9. the reason why Bella will be swaddled until she is 12 months! Anyone know of a swaddling blanket that fits a 12 month old?
    As Bella is not even 4 months yet, I can't imagine her moving in her crib. She just started moving around on her back all over the floor, but every time I get the video camera, she stops. little stinker!
    Clara is adorable!!!

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  10. Ha ha ha!! Clara is a little ninja to play with a mobile so stealthily!

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  11. I love how quiet she's being!! "Mommy'll NEVER KNOW!!"

    What a stinker is right! So cute!

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  12. That is hilarious! She is really tugging away on that thing, too!

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  13. LOL, I LOVE it! It's amazing how fast they grow, and so amazing to see their emerging skills and the things they start to notice...and play with:).

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  14. Love her! :) I can watch this over and over!

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  15. Julie, my son is 16 pounds or so and we use the Summer blanket. My husband had to sew "wings" onto it like the Miracle Blanket has, but it works great.
    He busts out of it occasionally still (he's long), but he's a brute. A normal kid would do fine, I think. It's 14-22 pounds.

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  16. AUGH! Why can't I see this picture? I've closed the window and refreshed it about a hundred and two times!!! SHOOT! Sounds hilarious!!!

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  17. LOL!! So much to look forward to!

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  18. So cute! I would remove the pic above as well. We are all guilty of not realizing how quickly our babies are growing, but that can directly relate to safety. Kudos to you for already having the crib lowered!

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  19. I love it so funny! At least she can entertain herself and it gives Momma a break! hahahaha

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  20. I too would have loved to see you call her name, would she had done a guilty jump? haha, this is adorable!

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  21. That is hilarious! What a sneaky adorable little girl!!!! ha ha!

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  22. So hilarious! Thanks for the chuckle, Clara! I guess all mobiles do end up coming to an end... maybe you can give her a go at it somewhere else?! She'd be thrilled! :)

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  23. I LOVE IT!!! She is the cutest thing and I'm so glad you caught her in the act. :)

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  24. I read this shortly after you posted it, but just came back again because it amused me so much! She is so stealth!
    I love your spy camera action -- good work!

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  25. How did you not laugh out loud? Soooo cute!!!

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