When I first took you to massage you were completely knackered by the experience. That you slept for many hours afterwards.
Today at 6 months you still tire from massage but you also like to be the centre of attention too. For at the beginning of the sessions I put you in the middle of the circle where you are greatly amused by the black and white images, mirrors and rubber balls.
As one of the eldest babies in the group you are increasingly aware of what is happening all around you and watch as the others are fed sleep in their mothers arms and enjoy massage too.
You are well aware of what happens in the class and anticipate each move and rhyme. Even when we are back home and you have body lotion put on after a bath I can tell you are ready for the whole experience once again.
Sometimes you fidget a lot and that’s ok. We don’t have to do it or would you prefer the moves and rhymes while perched on my knee today.
I’m listening to your signs be they vocal or not and I know you are spying your chance to fall asleep in your favourite place (my arms). We are in our own little cosy bubble with eyes just for each other.
Now if you could just return the favour someday instead of throwing your arms around and whacking me that would be very nice too.