Nathan continues to blow my mind. I was in the basement on the phone with my sister half listening to the monitor over my shoulder. Nathan is not napping, he fell asleep in the car on the way home which always throws the rest of the day off. He was talking a little, blowing raspberries but quieting down. Then, I heard a bunch of thumping and static and finally, his mobile music started playing. I ran upstairs as fast as I could, from the basement to the second floor, I think my feet touched four stairs total. I was afraid he could be standing and his crib mattress is still at its highest setting. He wasn’t standing at all, he had just rolled to the foot of the crib and was pushing the buttons. Stinker!
I am realizing everyday that life around here is on the verge of being very different. For example, he sits on the bathroom floor playing while I am in the shower, always in the same place I left him. This is already risky since he can get from sitting to his hands and knees and then can roll. His mobility is getting more advanced all the time. The days of parking him on the floor and walking away are fleeting. And, its freaking me out! I sit with him a few times a day helping him practice moving, putting his knees under him, moving them back and forth to propel him forward (so far he only goes backward or does the slow army crawl on his own), we stand and he holds my shoulders, all in the name of independence. But wait, what the hell am I doing? NO independence, stay put baby.
I have a ton going on this week and guests coming for the weekend so after that is all passed, we are baby proofing. The crib mattress is going down, the mobile coming out, random wires need moving or taping or something. It’s got to happen asap, for my baby is becoming a kid!
I need baby gate rec’s. Top and bottom of stairs? Tension or screw into the wall kind? Can I baby proof the dog? Yesterday he licked him and bent over and put his paw in his mouth! Thank goodness Milo won’t sit still for it or he’d be snacking on the cat, too.