Well, I thought Cooper would go right to standing but I was wrong. This kid is crawling all over the house. I turn my head for one second and he’s sitting in the dog bed with my shoe in his mouth. The days of sitting still so quiet and content are long gone. And I love it! Sure I have to make sure every spec of hair and dust are off the floor but having him chase me around the house is so much fun. When he’s in his walker and parks himself next to the xbox and repeatedly pushes the ON button to see it light up green and I catch him and say “No, Cooper” in my best stern mom voice, he jumps and gives me the most mischievous little smile before he giggles and does it again, I get a tiny glimpse into toddler hood and I can’t help but shake my head and laugh.
Also BABY GIGGLES:
He is steadily showing Corey and I each place we need to baby proof, and it’s more of the house than I thought. He is pulling on every cord and plastic bag hanging even 1 millimeter off the table and looks so pleased with himself every time. He’s clapping, saying Mama, Dada and I swear I heard him say pat a few times (he is the president of the Little Einsteins fan club). He’s still pulling himself up at every opportunity and will take a few steps along the couch but as soon as he’s not holding on or leaning against something he just sits down. I’ve had to rescue him a few times when he was standing and holding the toy box but too afraid to drop down on his butt.
The holiday’s are right around the corner and I cannot wait to take him to the pumpkin patch, trick or treating, to see SANTA! This mama thing is really getting good. He is now the proud owner of two full bottom teeth and the top two will be busting through any day now, which make our nights a little restless. He’s going to bed by 8pm, no problem, but he’s in our bed snuggled between us by 3am every night. Some people are giving me the stink eye about this and telling me I’ll be sorry later, but I don’t care. Corey and I really enjoy it. And there’s no better way to wake up then with a smack in the face by a smiling baby!
T minus 2 months until I have a ONE YEAR OLD! Entering panic mode in 3….2….1…