I was going to make this post a “Wordless Wednesday” but I decided against it because I wanted to make a few remarks about these entertaining photos
Sierra is 4 months old now, and is changing so quickly. I’m on the verge of introducing rice cereal (and of course, will be sure to blog about it!) and she’s beginning to have the strength and coordination to keep herself in a seated position with a little help.
When my dear friend Briana offered to let me borrow her Bumbo, I accepted, brought it home, put Sierra in it, and promptly started cracking up.
There is something SO funny about the shape of a little baby sitting, propped, in a tiny rounded chair. I laughed when I put Alana in the Bumbo 3 years ago, and I laughed just as hard this time around with Sierra.
Sierra is pretty laid back and typically goes with the flow. She’s tolerant. So even though she didn’t love the Bumbo, she allowed me to have my fun, and she even cooperated with some thoroughly entertaining faces.
I am pleased to bring you a series of photos I have appropriately titled “Sierra in the Bumbo seat.”
Let me end with the photo above and mention Sierra’s feet. About two weeks after she was born, I was nursing her and holding her little toes. As I was looking at her precious little feet, I did a double take and realized something. Her second and third toe were webbed! They grow from the same “stalk” until about halfway up, at which point they separate into two toes. And they were identical on her other foot! Ohmygoodness! Webbed toes!
I did some research and might have had a large, amused grin the entire time I read the overview of syndactyly on Wikipedia. There are even YouTube videos with slideshows of images of people with the condition. Though they are considered unusual (1 in about 2,500 people), she shares her webbed toes with the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Dan Aykroyd.
It’s all so amusing and I am in love with her perfect, adorable little webbed-toe-feet. Neither Rich nor I have any idea where they came from genetically, but our pediatrician says that it’s a hereditary condition and webbed toes must be somewhere in the family history.
Thankfully it’s cosmetic only and there are no health repercussions…but I’d be surprised, as Sierra ages, if she isn’t self-conscious about her feet.
You can be SURE I’ll be busy telling her they are perfect