Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Little Monkey Girl

When Z was born, S and I did the typical new parent thing and baby proofed everything.  The child was not even moving yet we had door covers, outlet covers, cabinet locks, gates and foam around our hearth.  This all turned out to be pretty unnecessary and over time things either broke or got put away.  Breakable items never needed to be put away and we became use to the baby who was more interested in his toys than the items in our home.

When Lil' C was crawling, we talked about baby proofing again but really didn't do anything about it.  Then she started walking and getting into everything.  All breakable items have been packed away, rooms have been gated off to our precious girl, almost every cabinet is now locked and we even need our door knob covers this time around.  She is into EVERYTHING and everything immediately goes into the mouth.  All small toys have been moved to Z's room and now that she is climbing...most small furniture has also been moved.  We have found her on top of the playroom table (more times than I can count), climbing up the stairs, moving chairs toward the counter so that she can climb up, climbing in and out of laundry baskets, trying to go downstairs (the one time I didn't have the gate across, thank God I caught her!!!!), playing in the toilet (2x), jumping on the couch and I am just waiting for that big thud when she figures out how to climb out of her crib.  She is our little monkey and like all little sisters, wants to do everything her big brother does.  He claps, she claps.  He shoots a basket, she shoots a basket.  He jumps off the couch (a big no in this house), guess who attempts this right after....

I am definitely getting my exercise with this child, especially when we are not at home.  She almost fell out of the cart the other day (now needs to be strapped in) and whenever we are at someones house I have to tail her the entire time.  There is no rest for this mama unless the baby is fast asleep :)  I try to stay one step ahead of her but most of the time she is three steps ahead of me!

4 comments:

Connie said...

That is why my daughter's middle name is TROUBLE!

Mommy Lisa said...

Huh, Boo Boo is just like Z. I never worry about what she is into unless she has friends over!

Annie said...

Haha, I remembered those days with my girls.

Mom said...

I remember those days, too. You were the quiet, reading books, coming up with great ideas for your sisters, child. L was the playing with Little People and Legos child. Then there was K. She started when she learned to stand up, climbed out of her crib very early, climbed over gates and was into everything. Lil'C takes after Auntie K. It is only just the beginning!

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