Thursday, August 02, 2007

get up, stand up

I sincerely think I'm living in some sort of mommy time warp. S has two new tricks up her sleeve...figure of speech, she's not wearing sleeves.

Trick number 1: she sits up on her knees and balances. It started with her trying to crawl over M's legs in the floor yesterday afternoon while I was at the dentist. She is no longer content to sit on her bottom. She likes to be taller. Great.

It doesn't stop there. I present trick numero dos: she can pull herself up to stand. So far, she's only been successful at standing while in her crib. She can grip the bars and pull herself up. I had to lower the crib this morning, which I'm glad I did before she tumped. She's really proud of herself. It's cute, but it's also horrible disturbing. She's six months old. She only learned to crawl a week ago. I'm not ready for her to move on to new things just yet. I need to get used to basic mobility first.

She thinks it's all fantastic, though, and she's having a great time trying to find every single thing in the house that I don't want her to get into. Needless to say, she's the only one who finds that game entertaining.

Also less than entertaining is her tummy's apparent dislike for peaches. She had them Tuesday morning and yesterday evening. She was a bit fussier than usual after she had her peaches-and-cereal breakfast on Tuesday, but I thought it was her teeth. Besides, she devoured the peaches. You'd have thought I was feeding the girl gold. She gobbled them. Gobble. Gobble. Unfortunately, she was in pretty bad (read: gassy, no poop) shape after she had peaches for dinner last night, too, and I was up with her for two hours in the middle of the night. Again, it could have a lot to do with her teeth, but to be on the safe side, I'm giving up on peaches until she gets a bit older. Maybe her tummy just isn't ready for them yet. Sad, though, as they are so perfect and fresh right now. Tomorrow I'm picking up green beans to make for her. It's time for another new food...

Last, but not least, how cool is this shirt?? And how much does that guy look like Cameron from Ferris Bueller?Happy Thursday, homeboys and girls.


feather nester said...

Seriously, you have got to patent and market that breast milk of yours. You have created Superbaby. Off the growth charts. Motorically-gifted. I fully expect that by next week she will have written then next great American novel. Or at least a haiku.

And that Harry tee is so on my post-maternity shopping list.

Lori said...

I hate to break it to you, but it just gets faster and faster from here. I think we had about three days between pulling to stand up and cruising around with the help of the furniture. From there it was merely months before the first steps, which immediately turned into running. S seems to have an agenda of things she feels she needs to accomplish. Now, whom do you think she takes after on that one? :) Have fun!