Thursday, August 29, 2013

Workin' the Floor

All it takes is a little army crawling baby to make you realize that your kitchen floor is not as clean as you thought it was. He hasn't figured out how to pick things up with his fingers yet and put them in his mouth, but while in the kitchen this morning, all he needed to do was roll over so that I could see all the food and dirt stuck to his little shorts to tell me that I'm going to be cleaning the floors a lot more often nowadays.

It ceases to amaze me how quickly babies change. It's maybe  been a week since Shae started the little army crawl. Maybe not even that long, perhaps only four or five days. Last week he was pretty pro at pushing up onto his knees and rocking himself back and forth. We were pretty sure that he would take off any day. And he did. Not the knee crawling that we were expecting after seeing him up on his knees so much. He seems to prefer being on his belly, using his feet to propel him across the floor (or he just can't figure out how his knees work yet). But back to my point, babies change so fast.
He's been exploring quite a bit the last few days, but usually just around his toys. Today, he has taken off. It was so cute earlier today, while making my lunch, I could hear him trying to find his way towards me in the kitchen and then POP, out of nowhere I see his little head around the fridge. He wouldn't have done that yesterday. 

He's discovered under the dining room table, in and out of the curtains, the dishwasher, the kitchen trash, the bathroom (toilet, sink, bathtub, scale) and was pretty entertained by the vent on the floor shooting air up onto him.
And the best part is that he gets so excited. His squeals and smiles as he finds something new make me squeal right along with him (okay really I just smile. I'm not much of a joyful squealer). But seriously, one of my favorite things about being a mother is watching him develop, grow, learn and then to see him get excited about the things that he is learning and able to do. 

(Let's be realistic for a sec, on that same note, one of my least  favorite things is how these developmental milestones mess with his sleep. It's just not as cute in the middle of the night. Luckily the cuteness is overpowering during the day and almost, almost, makes up for the lack of nighttime sleep).
Who me? Getting into everything? No way.

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