I have read that a baby has an innate ability to grasp things. Our Yael would grab and pull my hair unintentionally, of course, and it really did hurt.
On his third month, he was able to open and close his hands, and displayed great interest to grasp his hanging stuffed animal. Yesterday as he reached three months and 19 days, he was able to reach and hold his toy for a long period. And thank God I was able to record that progress.
Our Yael is now more responsive and shows interest on things around him. I know he will make leaps with each passing month, and I will be there to guide him and clap for his progress.
* Yael at three months and 19 days old