pull upI’m impressed by how hard Punkie works to develop new skills.  This week, he learned how to pull himself up onto his knees.

The week before, he figured out how to put himself into a sitting position AND how to hold his own bottle

Only a short time before that, he taught himself to crawl.

I feel like he changes every day – that his progress is out of control fast.  We are just now putting up some baby gates around the house and lowering his crib mattress in case he figures out how to pull himself into a stand when I’m not there (he’s still pretty top-heavy).

I’m worried about how I’m going to keep him safe now that he can pull things off the coffee table (onto his head) . . . and I’m extremely proud of him.  He’s such an adorable work-a-holic.


Live for the Weekend

I spent a lot of time with Punkie this weekend.  I enjoyed it so much.  He really is an incredibly loveable guy.

I am shocked by how fast he is changing.  It seems like he figures out how to do something new almost every day.  He is bright-eyed, and he jabbers at all in a constant stream of baby talk.  Every time he “talks” to me, I just love him more.

He isn’t quite crawling yet, but he covers a lot of ground by rolling.  He rolls everywhere, but just in the one direction because it hasn’t occurred to him yet that he can roll the other way too.

It’s just a matter of time, really, until he’s crawling.  This weekend, we were playing on his play mat and he was working very hard to crawl – he yelled with frustration after a while, but he did bust out some forward-motion progress.  He wants to crawl in the biggest way.

Which brings me to this – OH MY GOD, WE HAVE TO BABY PROOF THIS HOUSE!  Can you see the outlet in this photo?  It’s a death trap.  Punkie is aiming his body right at it!









I’m thinking about taking a day off from work to baby-proof.  I don’t know when I’ll be able to do this otherwise, and it seems like Punkie is progressing far faster than I am in this area.

We have to secure the television, lest it fall on his head. And install baby locks.  And baby gates.  And door knob covers.  And outlet covers.

It’s time to lock this place down.