Wow April mamas. I haven't checked in here in a while. Can you believe our babies are nearly a year old? Addi was born a bit early so she's a March baby and there's only 3 weeks until she'll be one. O.N.E. Oh my goodness. How a year flies!!!
Pattimoma - She's so cute and I can't believe you live somewhere where you can be outside without a jacket and shoes at this time of year!
CookAMH - Neri is so adorable. I love her blue eyes. They just seem to sparkle and have so much depth to them.
Blanca - Tupperware drawer! Love it. She's such cute mischievous wonder. On crawling, it's not a developmental milestone and some babies just skip it apparently. Addi was slow on it. She started to commando crawl at around 7-7.5 months and she was just into that. She eventually figured out how to get herself into a sitting position by pulling up on furniture onto her knees, and then she'd sit on her bum. That was around the 9-10 month mark. But one week into 10 months, she started to hands and knees crawl. Just like that. We were standing in the hallway and she came out of the room on all fours like she'd crawling for ages. All my friends' babies had been crawling for months, and some were even walking. I was a bit concerned like you, but really thought she might skip crawling. I also thought our cloth diapers slowed her up as they made it hard for her to get her knees underneath her. Once she started to crawl, she figured out how to sit, and how to easily pull herself up from sitting. It was the piece that linked all of that development together for her.
Minkajane - I don't know what it is with babies and toilet paper. A new food group, perhaps? On post-partum periods, I'm back in that ring now. Boo! I'm still breastfeeding the baby all the friggen' time, too! She eats solids and breastmilk. That's it. AF is not nearly as long or as intense as she used to be, but I think I'm ramping up. My first AF was like 2 days and light. The second was 4+days and heavy to light. I'm sure AF this month will be tonnes of fun.
So our little baby is almost a toddler. I think she's going to walk soon. She's a cruising machine and mostly on her feet tearing things apart. What actually constitutes first steps? She's let go of things a few time and taken independent steps, but she's totally using momentum and toddles forward to collapse in your arms. She intentionally let's go, but the steps aren't controlled. She can't stand up on her own yet without holding on to something, but she can let go of something and stand.
I'm mostly curious about this as I want to get those first steps on film!
Here's a pic of her. Oh my, I guess we'll soon be doing now (1 year) and then (1 year ago) pics? Here she is climbing the stairs which is her new favourite past time.