Besides unpacking, settling back in, and finding our feet since arriving… We have been busy busy busy with this little man of ours. It seems that our home is not going to be baby-friendly, no matter what we do. We aren’t the normal “first parents” type of people, so we didn’t pad corners or buy plug covers. Nope, we basically just move things around and hope for the best. In fact, we are more “third child” type of parents. Goodness, imagine how we will be with our third child if this is how we are with Elijah. Our first doesn’t even have crib pads, plug protectors, or a baby monitor. Oh well.
Anyway, despite our nonchalance attitude, it’s been quite energy-consuming running after this little man as he settles into his new surroundings. When we left he was army-crawling around our apartment, but now he’s crawling fast, he’s much stronger, he lifts himself up, and he is walking along the furniture. Needless to say, he falls A LOT and our floors are HARD. I hate the sound of his little head hitting the ground, but despite my efforts to scatter pillows behind him, he is determined to climb a new surface everyday! As my friend, Tarrin, says, we can’t bubble wrap them, so they just have to fall and learn. We can only hope that they learn quickly. Bearing a son after growing up with two brothers, I am fully aware that the current bruises on Elijah’s face, body and legs are only just the start!
In the picture above, he lifted himself up to one of the dining room chairs and stood next to one of our students. Three minutes later he fell backwards and hit his head on the floor.
I cringe a lot these days. I’m busy. There’s not as much sitting around (goodbye easy baby days). I often have to drop what I am doing to go see where he is because “too quiet” already means he’s up to something!