Friday, February 20, 2009

Baby-proofing

Kellen is a little ahead of himself. Remember how he rolled over at 2 weeks? Well, he has perfected rolling both ways now, and if I turn my back, he sometimes has moved away from where I left him. He also can scoot around in a circle and is working on the inch worm scoot. He has started holding himself up on all fours. We know it's just a matter of a couple of weeks before we have a crawler (he'll be 5 months next Wednesday!).

We aren't close to being ready for a crawler. Boxes are still everywhere, even though we unpack constantly. We're still buying things, so more boxes are coming in. Because everything is new and we didn't use it at the rental, we are pulling stuff out of boxes. There are lint and small pieces of Styrofoam everywhere. But there isn't enough floor space to really vacuum yet. I feel like I am trying to beat the clock, and yet I am running out of time. I have been using the Pack N Play (thanks Dad) a lot... as much as he will tolerate it. Moving with a child, though, is crazy. Anyone have an extra set or two of hands? I'm sure I won't look weird as a six-armed woman, especially to other moms!

5 comments:

  1. Eeek! Do you have an exersaucer or a jumper? They can entertain for hours! Maybe make one room a temporary playroom downstairs while you unpack everything else? Wyatt started crawling before I was ready, so I baby-gated one room and trapped him in while I baby proofed everything else. And when you need cabinet locks, try the magnet ones. They are awesome!

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  2. ooh yeah, exersaucers and jumparoos saved my life while my son was in that stage and I wasn't quite ready for him to be. Good luck! This is when the real fun begins :)

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  3. He tolerates the jumparoo for a while, but then he gets fussy. I will definitely look at the magnet locks. I am having a hard time adjusting to needing to do something to my very beautiful new cabinetry!!

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  4. Brooke, I'm one of those Nest followers. I just wanted to poke my head in and tell you that I read your blog everytime you post. You have a beautiful son and I am amazed by your strength especially in the face of adversity. I could only hope to aspire to be half the Mom, wife and woman that you are. You are beautiful.

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  5. Thank you for those kind words... they made me a little teary.

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