I think i’ve created a monster. Even before Izzy was born, I was always talking about how I couldn’t wait for her to this and that. Couldn’t wait for her to be born. Then I was ready for the first smile. Then I was ready for her to develop head control and hand control. Then I was ready for her to roll from tummy to back. Then laugh. Then back to tummy. Then sit up, and on and on and on.
Now that it’s all happened? I want a do-over. I posted the video about her practice crawl a few days ago. Well, we’re waaaayy past that, because she is now using anything she can to pull her self into a standing position. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! The couch, the table, the footstool, everything. When I woke up this morning, I heard her “talking” so I looked over at her crib, and what do I see? Her little head peeking over the rails!! I almost had a heart attack. This isn’t supposed to be happening yet! I just went to check on her, to see if she was napping (she likes to sit up and play with Bizzy instead of sleeping.), and once again, she was up on the crib rails! We’re going to have to lower the matttress today, so she doesnt flip herself out of the crib.
Is it horrible of me that I pull her down every time I see her standing up? Im not ready to have her up on her feet, the crawling is giving me enough of a workout, with keeping her out of this and that. She has a pack n’ play that we finally went on and bought, but Im only willing to have her in it for 30 minutes at a time. I want her to explore, and learn, without being “jailed” but I have times when I can’t have my eyes on her.
We have soooo many electronics that are down on the floor, and we have to figure out how to keep her safe, and away from these things. Our apartment is small, so we don’t really have the space to have big entertainment centers to pull things up, and Im honestly a little afraid of those. What if she bumped it hard enough for something to fall down on top of her?
For now though, she has the run of the living room, and when I need to work on the laundry, or cook, etc, etc, and can’t keep her in sight, she goes in the play yard or in her exersaucer.
Don’t get me wrong, Im very proud of my little lady. I mean, she worked hard to not only build the strength to pull herself up, but to figure out HOW to do it. With that said, I just feel like she’s moving way too fast, and it’s exactly what I get for all the “I can’t wait until”. I want her to be a baby until she’s not a baby. She’s only 6.5 months old. She doesnt even have teeth yet! (Which is probably good, because she seems to enjoy smacking her face on the coffee table.)