My sweet, very VERY energetic little
monster baby girl is 10 months old and walking.
Yes, walking. At 10 months. Not just taking steps here and there, or cruising along furniture. She’s been doing that since right before she turned 8 months.
She is full-on W-A-L-K-I-N-G.
Most babies start becoming bipedal-ly mobile around 12-13 months of age. Just like her months-too-early tooth eruption (her molars just broke through, BTW), she’s determined to
drive me crazy prove her capabilities and intelligence.
It’s recently occurred to me, as my child becomes less dependent on the boob for nourishment…
…Has she ever wondered where MY nourishing boob is?
When an exceptionally dry winter leaves the insides of your nostrils scabby and raw, Lanolin suddenly takes on a new use.
When you clean your baby’s bellybutton… Then smell its contents.
My baby girl is what our pediatrician calls, “Advanced.”
She could hold her head up the day she was born. She was rolling from tummy to back at 1 month, back to tummy at 3 months, and she’s well on her way to crawling at 4.5 months (lord, help us).
Another early physical milestone: TEETH.
I’d heard the rumors
‘Bout 4 month sleep regression.
Thought, “Nah, that’s not us.”
“Alana is great;
We’re sleeping 8 full hours!”
Back to fractured sleep –
Just how long will this phase last?
Mommy needs a nap…
But also caffeine!
So many things to be done –
A child to rear!
Two cups of coffee,
It’s time to be productive!
But first, I must nurse…
Three hours later
And we’re asleep on the couch.
The nap always wins.
Motherhood is a hard gig. I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it about 8,000 more times in the next 5 or so years (months? days?)…
Being a working mom – I have friends who do it. I don’t know how. But they do. My hat’s off to them. Seriously, though, how DO they do it!?
Working moms who pump all day long to maintain their breastmilk supply?