We've having an explosion of gross motor skills today. She's turned over several more times.
She can happily sit like that for 10-20 seconds at a time. She also likes to stand for about the same length of time. She holds on to my thumbs with minimal assistance from me (I move my hands around to help keep her balanced, but she's holding on to me, not the other way around)
I bought a set of those foam puzzle pieces that make a floor mat this weekend. I'm loving it. I'm learning all of these things that L can do that I was unaware of!
I'm slowly starting to realize how much different my bond with DD is compared to my bond with DS. I don't remember ANY of this sweet, enjoyable newborn stuff with him. All I remember is him constantly screaming and me constantly crying and unable to figure out what was wrong. I don't even remember being excited when he sat up or stood.
As DS gets less manageable as a toddler (26mo), I've been feeling more and more mama guilt about how bad a mama I've been to him. I know that I did the best I could with what I have, but man it's hard to admit that you have a WAY stronger bond with one child. I've been trying to work hard to repair that bond with DS, but OY. Toddlerdom is making it hard.
*sigh* Pensive night.