Friday, May 13, 2011


This little guy....
.... is officially CRAWLING! And life just got a whole lot more interesting!

Jude has been thinking about and wanting to crawl for a while now, but he became really and truly mobile while we were at the beach. One day he just crawled right across the floor, and he hasn't slowed down since. I knew life with two mobile children would be a little more complicated than life with just one mobile child, and I honestly wasn't in a big hurry for Jude to become mobile ;) However, he looks so happy and proud of himself when he crawls across the room and gets from Point A to Point B that of course I'm excited for him and SO proud!

The one thing that I can already tell is going to be an issue is making sure that there are no choking hazards on the floor. This wasn't so complicated when Aubrey was first learning to crawl and then walk. I just baby-proofed the house once, and we were good to go. It's so much different with a toddler as well as a newly mobile baby, though, as I'm learning. It's not like Aubrey has a lot of toys with tiny parts that are potential choking hazards, but she does have some things with relatively small parts. Also, sometimes she puts stuff on the floor that I wouldn't even think twice about if not for Jude. Recently, she was playing with some pine cones that I have in a bowl on the coffee table. She dropped some on the floor -- no biggie. A little later, Jude found a little piece of pine cone and picked it up and put it in his mouth before I even realized what was happening. He then started to choke on it (not serious choking like his face was turning purple -- he was just coughing and gagging), and I had to fish it out of his mouth. It scared me SO BAD! Ever since then, I have been so paranoid about stuff on the floor. I don't know what we are going to do about that! I'm thinking I might just need to put ALL toys except for the huge ones away until Jude is old enough to understand not to put stuff in his mouth. I don't think Aubrey would appreciate that, though!

Thankfully, Jude is still ok with being held a lot. When he starts walking and gets to the stage where he wants to walk everywhere himself, I don't know what I'll do. I can't even imagine having two children running in opposite directions (as I'm pretty positive mine will end up doing). Once we hit that stage, I'll be the lady with her kids on leashes. And we'll definitely be getting our money's worth out of our double stroller. Haha! ;)

1 comment:

Nathalie said...

I can't believe how grown up he is!