Up, Up and AWAY!

It’s really hard to believe that Sophia just hit 8-months last week. Time has been flying by since she was born. It’s amazing to see her learning new things every day and then applying them, over and over and over. First with rolling over for the first time, beginning to pick things up and play with toys and of course, crawling. I knew once she started crawling that everything would be different. No more leaving her on the floor in the living room while I ran into the kitchen for a drink. Now if I do that, she scoots to the other side of the room or chases me down in the kitchen in about 2.3 seconds.

I was expecting her to crawl for a while before she started trying to stand or walk. Boy was I in for a surprise! After crawling for only a week or two, Sophia dropped a bomb on me while I was home and Sarah was at work. I had laid her down in her pack and play to let her play with her toys while I did some things on the computer. Not even two minutes later, I look up and see her little, tiny head popping up over the railing to her pack and play. There she was, holding on tight to the railing, while struggling to pull herself to her feet. The stand only last a few seconds, but I couldn’t have been more shocked!

Those few seconds have quickly turned into a constant need to grab ahold of any object that is taller than her and climbing to a stand. It really doesn’t matter what it is, she climbs me, she climbs up Sarah, she grabs the side of the coffee table and pulls herself up, heck, she even grabs the dogs and tries to use them for leverage to get to a standing position! Every morning when she wakes up, I walk in to get her out of her crib and there she is, standing alongside the crib railing, holding on. Sometimes, she even manages to walk along the railing to get to the other side of the crib. And now, even more recently, she’s attempting to stand all on her own. Last night she even managed to stay up for like 10 seconds. If only I had the camera to take a picture. I know she’s gonna be walking much sooner rather than later!

Needless to say, the baby proofing of the house has begun. Corner guards for the tables, plastic inserts for the electrical outlets and now the baby play yard taking up our entire living room. All she wants to do is move, which really is amazing to witness. I don’t know if you know this, but she’s kind of a big deal.

I’m gonna try to update more regularly with more stories, even if it’s just a short quick post. Now being back working, I do miss out on some things, but that just makes my time home with her even better. And now for some more videos!

Here she is learning to stand:

And, playing peek-a-boo like a champ!


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