I still need to do a Monkey’s birthday and Christmas post, but had to pop on quickly to note that the Marshmallow started cruising today. At a little over 8 months old. OMG. He will be walking before you know it. Where did my little baby go?
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As regular readers of my blog, you all know that Monkey has been standing unassisted and taking a few steps here and there on his own for the last month or so. However, his primary mode of transportation remained cruising or crawling. Well, that has all changed! Last Thursday, DW was working with him on his walking and called me into the room. She was standing him up on the opposite side of the room from her and he was taking 6-10 steps all the way into her arms! Exciting! He did it over and over again until bedtime and the next day, he was a total walker. Now he toddles all over the place, hands held at about eye level, and he rarely crawls or cruises. It is so cute! If you don’t believe me, check out the vids in my next post! Those without a password, email me (gloomcookie5 at yahoo dot com).
Monkey has also taken to wearing shoes lately. We took him to the children’s shoe store in the mall and they measured him at a 6. We picked up a pair of velcro Converse and it has been going great getting them on his chunky feet. Walking in them is no problem either, though if he had his way, I think he’d prefer to be barefoot. Little Monkey!
Today my sweet baby is 11 months old. The last month has been mostly about baby’s love of food. I guess baby food just wasn’t cutting it for S as he has really taken to table food like crazy. So far he hasn’t turned anything away – broccoli, pasta, chicken, turkey, mashed potato, bits of pizza. You name it, S likes it. We can’t wait to watch him eat his first Thanksgiving dinner – he will LOVE it all!
S has started “finger walking” (walking with assistance) recently, which is new for him. Today he got between the coffee table and the couch and walked holding on to each item. It won’t be long now! We also let him have fairly free range of the house. We are keeping him out of the kitchen for now – it has slate flooring and lots of things that could mean trouble, so it’s off limits. We’ll see how long that lasts 🙂 [SIDE NOTE: Speaking of tooling around the house, does anyone have any child proofing items they are loving?] He is loving crawling all over and making tons of noise slamming toys down on the wood floors. He loves anything with wheels, including his stroller, which he rolls around the room. Another game he likes is chasing his inflatable Gymboree ball around the house.
He is still loving reading (latest faves include The Monster at the End of this Book and Ten Apples Up On Top). We put together an Amazon wish list for his birthday (coming right up!) and it was so fun going through the toys and picking those we think he’ll love. His big birthday gift from us is going to be a ball crawl. There is one he uses at a local indoor playground and he loves it. He will be so excited!
Life with S is the best, and I say that even with his rough nights and early wake ups. Your mamas love you so much, S-Pants!