Aviana seems to be growing into her skin a lot more. Now that she is walking, running and galloping (her new skill this week!), she seems pretty content with her new found skills. She spent a lot of her growing life constantly frustrated that she can’t physically do stuff she mentally wanted to do. It felt like her brain was always two steps ahead of her body developmentally. We have also ran out of ‘wonder weeks’. Her final leap was actually earlier than expected, a couple of weeks early than the book suggested, but this was becoming the trend with the last few leaps. Now that we have run out of leaps, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t ‘leap’ in her brain development anymore, it’s just that it’s less predictable. The wonder weeks app has been a wonderful resource and comfort. I highly recommend it to new parents.
I am now reading a new book called ‘Welcome to your child’s brain’ which is sort of an advance on the wonder weeks, and explains a child’s brain development in a whole lot more detail. Like the wonder weeks, it provides guidance on when and how a kid’s brain develops, but towards teenage college years. Everything from sight, smell, reading, mathematics, art, behavior, motor skills and emotions. It’s thoroughly fascinating to learn about how, when and why children do certain things and its normalcy. Read it. You won’t regret learning about why your child does certain things and how to deal with them.