I guess this early on in a child's development, everything is a major achievement. Still, it doesn't cease to amaze easily-amazed parents.
This week's amazing achievement from Emily is that she's started to grip things with her little fists of fury, focus on them, and them ram them into her gob. At this point, she grimaces and takes them out again... whether it be her book of colours or Mousey.
The miracle of this is that about a week ago, she'd only grip things if you forced her fist open, stuffed the object in her fist and then closed her fingers around the object.
I now hold out much hope of her lifting an X-box 360 controller very soon and trouncing me at just about every game we play together.