Hi! My name is Jenny and I am six months old. A lot of people look at me and think I am so cute (which of course I am.. who could resist my chubby legs and hairless head?)
Babies are cute, but do you know what they are really thinking?
Picture that you are me, Jenny, experiencing the world for the very first time. What would that be like?
Every scent in the air is strong, new and interesting.
Every sound is exciting ... or startling.
Every touch is sensitive (yup tickles, hugs, kisses and diaper changes).
I am trying to figure out what the "hungry" feeling is and why I make this obnoxious cry sound whenever I am trying to talk!
Life through an infants eyes is unpredictable but exciting.
That is why it is so important that I see familiar people when I wake up, why I need to be held a lot and why I may cry when I don't see you. Even though some noises and scents are good, I look to you to make sure it really is "good."
You are my person! You are my mom or my dad. I feel safe with you. You are my constant, the person who I depend on to move me around my environment.
You are my lifeline.
You are everything to me. I love you.
I know it is hard when I don't sleep through the whole night and when I call out for you. I get hungry or I have a full diaper and I don't know what else to do.
One day I will understand what to do. One day I will be able to tell you what I need or want. For right now, mom... dad... please be patient.
One day you will sleep again. One day I won't need you 24/7.
But for now, you are my everything. I love you.