Welp. We had a good run. Little Lo is officially a mover and a
shaker crawler. It still takes a TON of effort, and she doesn’t get very far before she scoots herself back into a sitting position, but I’m definitely labeling her as a crawler. (She has been crawling/scooting backwards for about a month now)
I have mixed feelings about this. I’m obviously so excited for her, and the little look of determination and pride on her face is too cute (in the photo above, her tongue is definitely sticking out as she concentrates)…but now I have to baby-proof.
This means, making sure big sis didn’t drop any fruit snacks or blueberries or barbie shoes, basically anything London can (and will) stick in her mouth. Including dog toys. Charles has figured out where the doggie toy bin is, and loves to pull EVERY slobbery, half-chewed toy out… but hasn’t figured out the whole “cleaning up” thing.
Ugh. I just remembered the dog bowls exist.
This also means baby gates. Which are a pain in everyone’s ass. I can already imagine Peyton throwing a fit because she can’t get up/down the stairs, or to the potty. I can also imagine Charles barreling through the gates and ruining the walls. I’m officially on the hunt for a “modern-looking” baby gate. Do those exist? This one isn’t too bad. For Peyton, we just used a dog gate. A+ for parenting.
We also jumped the gun on decorating when we moved. Do you know how many vases, picture frames, and glass things in general are at crawler-height? What is it about a ceramic decorative bird that yells “GRAB ME, BREAK ME!” to a baby?
In true little sister spirit, Lo sat a full 2 months before big sis managed to, and is now crawling at 7 months (by like a day, but I am totally counting it), whereas Peyton crawled for us at Christmas (Merry Christmas, here’s a baby gate! Love, Santa), which would had been at 9 months. London is definitely our independent little girl; at least Peyton still likes to cuddle with me!