Okay, life around here is about to change.
For the last four years we have lived without baby gates, without having to keep the floor clear of little legos and toys, without having to be diligent. Almost six months ago Miss Madeleine made her appearance and slowly things have changed. Although, it has been gradual….we were able to keep her in the middle of the floor and make dinner without worry. We could put her on her mat with her toys and she was content.
Not any more.
She has figured out how to lift that body…
She can get up and you can see daylight under her. We are in serious trouble! I mean, now she is mobile…
and nothing is off limits….
So, I’m off to buy a baby gate and train the boys to keep small toys out of reach. It’s a blast to watch her growing, but it sure goes fast.
By the way, if you are interested in a discussion on Calvanism, check out this on my friend Phil’s blog
And, my remarkably creative middle boy now has his own blog as well….Nate’s stories.
you are going to be one busy mama.
enjoying the blog.
Beautitul! Thanks sharing! Makes a mom &grandma’s heart sing remembering when her own little ones where little 🙂
Thanks, ladies. She really is a remarkable little girl. We went to Zachary’s hockey game this morning (at 7am!) and one mom asked to hold her. A few minutes later she said someone else’s mom wanted to hold her (from our team)…she was passed around the bleachers.
Ultimately when everyone cheered really loudly she got upset and wanted me. I was happy she wanted me 😉
She is the happiest baby, though….we love her coos and even her drools. Who knew we would be so overwhelmed by such a little soul.
We had a grandson almost two years ago and he and his parents live with us. Connor is almost two and we have had to baby proof cupboards, latch doors, put child proof plastic door knob covers on, place everything on stove towards back, put tons of stuff away and never let him out of our sight. But it is so worth it. I always wondered how much I would love my grandchildren and I can say it’s infinity!! I hope Madeline brings you every joy in the world!
Thanks, Allan! I think it is fantastic that you have opened your home to your child’s family. I know that that is a sacrifice…but it sounds like it has its blessings in abundance as well!
Maddie is truly bringing every joy already.
It’s funny…with all of the boys, we absolutely have enjoyed them and they have all been great kids. I’ve found with them that I have enjoyed each stage as much or more than the last…I love seeing Zachary maturing and seeing what he will be like as a teen (yes, I can’t wait to see my boys as teenagers).
Nathaniel is 8 and is so full of imagination and creativity and such a sensitive soul…thoroughly enjoying this young-boy stage! Still, can’t wait to see the next chapter.
Sammy is 5 and is such a boy. He is non-stop, wears his heart on his sleeve and still is young enough to want me around all the time. 😉 I love where he is and can’t wait to see what he becomes.
Madeleine, though…I guess because she was a bit of a surprise and therefore a gift even more unexpected than the others….I think we are treasuring these infant moments all the more. I love seeing her learn things, but I also am holding on tightly to her being the baby. I know it will be gone in a blink….and then I’ll be excited about what she has become. For now, she gets held a lot, she gets lots of pictures taken, she gets baby-talked-to and basically doted on by her brothers and her parents!