Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Baby Hands

I love baby hands! How they hold on to your finger so tight with no plans to let it go. So trusting and in need of you. How their little fingers tickle your back as you hold them close as if they are thanking you for the snuggle.

I love the little dimples on their chubby hands where knuckles will one day be. Baby hands are so soft and small. They are so innocent. Having done no wrong yet. When I was little there was a song that my mom used to sing to me and one of the verses said, "Oh be careful little hands what you do." What a good song to sing to your children the other verses say oh be careful little eyes what you see, ears what you hear, mouth what you say, and feet where you go. I now sing the song to Jericho and as I sing it to her I pray that she makes wise decisions in what she says, hears, sees, where she goes, and what she does.

I've always thought it was cute when baby's would suck their thumbs or fingers. I always wondered if any of my kids would suck their fingers or thumbs, I was a thumb sucker myself. Jericho was 5 days old in the picture above. Whenever her hand would come close to her mouth, which she never did on purpose, she would always try to suck on it. Now she is bringing her hand to her mouth purposely and trying to suck on it. It's so cute!

What do you think, do I have a thumb or finger sucker on my hands? Or maybe a fist sucker.


Katie said...

Wow, I'm not sure....but, she is definately going to town on that hand!! I love when I see little ones sucking their is so cute, plus, I think it helps them sleep!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I say a thumb sucker. Judah did the same thing and eventually it ended up as just his thumb. I wasn't so sure about it in the beginning - Eve used a pacifier and I liked that because I could keep it clean - the thumb kind of scared me. I like it now - Judah can't lose his thumb like he could a pacifier! :)