I hear Bea kicking her mattress in her crib with her right foot. We call her Thumper, she has busted holes in almost all of her sleepers in just the right toe, her kicking foot. I know she's awake, just up from a nap. But right now she is quiet (except for the thumping) content to be by herself, waking in her ever new world, happy to slowly explore it. Happy right where she is. I am learning so much from my 7 month old. The world is new to me each day too. If only I can be quiet enough. Go slow enough. Wake to it, to take it in, learn, and be in awe of it, as much as I can.